Future aim to tame Lions

Future Sports Club are a definite
threat in division two of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association men’s basketball

The side now sits third at 2-2
after a tense 88-87 win over the Derek Bogle Insurance Warriors.

Michael Blackburn was the hero for
Future with the winning free throws in the waning seconds. Blackburn
also had a solid game with 17 points and three rebounds.

Blackburn and his Future team-mates hope to keep their winning ways going
against the Ritz Carlton Lions on Wednesday May 5 at 8:15pm.

The match is the second of two
games at the Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay. At 6:30pm the Rock Hole
Fire Ants hope to hand the Digicel Demons (featuring hot shooting big man
Stewart Connelly) their first loss.

For Future to earn a win on
Wednesday two aspects will need attention: their defense and offensive balance.
Future nearly lost against the Warriors as three opposing players were in
double figures.

Bruce Thompson just about dominated
the game with 30 points, four assists and five steals. Daryl Paddyfoot was a
huge inside presence with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Larue Nixon had a quietly
solid game for the Warriors with 11 points.

Down the stretch Future gave away
too many lanes to the basket, which the likes of Thompson and Paddyfoot
capitalized on. That fact could reap trouble against the likes of Mel Omier and
Neil Appleby for Ritz Carlton.

On offense the team will need to
keep seeing solid showings from their big men. Nigel Ebanks had an excellent
game with 31 points (including five three-pointers and 12-13 shooting from the
foul line) to go with eight rebounds.

Fellow big man Kadane Hall posted
13 points and 15 rebounds while Rashad Powery-Saunds had nine points and eight
rebounds in limited minutes.