Wednesday night sees the second
week of games in division two of the national men’s basketball league.
The Arts and Recreation Center
hosts two matches. The Digicel Demons host the Derek Bogle Insurance Warriors
at 6:30pm while Future Sports Club battles Rock Hole Fyah Ants at 8:15pm.
Of the quartet all eyes will be on
Digicel after their solid showing last week. The reigning division two
champions took down Future Sports Club 91-51.
Grizzled veteran Gavin McMaster led
the scoring charge with 20 points (including three treys) and six steals. He
had plenty of support as five other Digicel players were in double figures.
Of the lot Stewart Connelly was
second on the score sheet to McMaster with 17 points (including five
three-pointers) and four rebounds.
After Connelly was newcomer Jeremy
Strickland with 16 points (courtesy of four treys), 12 rebounds and three
Nigel Ebanks was the only threat
for Future with 27 points (including a remarkable six treys) and 11 rebounds.
Clearly the shift indoors has been
a boon for the Digicel squad, especially their shooters. With 14 three-pointers
in their first game the Demons are dangerous from downtown.
Their opponents are no stranger to
success indoors as the Warriors won their division of the inaugural summer
league last year. However Arthur Bogle will have to keep his young team
disciplined on defense to avoid being shot out of the building.
In the other match, though both
teams are 0-1, Rock Hole has lots of positives to work on. One of them is their
scoring as the Fyah Ants posted 93 points and lost by just one to the GP
Shockwaves (Jonathan Powery’s trick shot in over-time won the game).
Sportsman Alton Williams showed his
skills translate well to the hard court with 37 points, five steals and three
assists to lead Rock Hole.
TV reporter Kenneth Bryan had a
strong game with 23 points, 19 rebounds and two steals. Maxwell Linwood had 11
points, five rebounds and three steals.
Shockwaves (featuring mostly U19 Boys league talents like Khalil Mellad) was
Justin Connolly with 21 points (including five treys) and four rebounds. Supporting him was Stephen Babb (19 points and five
rebounds) and Jordan Cacho (11 points and three steals).