May is half-way through and local
youth basketball is up and running again.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Under 16
Boys and Girls Leagues has seen it first two weeks of games. With the national
men’s league taking place at the Arts and Recreation
Center in Camana Bay
the youngsters are storming the Cayman
Islands Basketball Association Court beside Cox
The boys saw the most recent action
last Tuesday. All Stars nabbed its second straight win by beating the Knights
61-57 while Bodden
Town notched its first
victory with a 57-46 triumph over Air Bros.
Veteran youth player David Powery
led the All Stars with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. Team-mates
Steven Ebanks (17 points including three three-pointers, five assists, four
rebounds) and Brandon Johnson (16 points, five rebounds, two steals) gave
plenty of support. Hoops prodigy Larue Nixon notched 24 points, 14 rebounds and
two steals for the Knights while returning U16 player Brandon Thompson had 22
points and 20 rebounds.
U19 player Jamaal Miller stepped up
in a big way for Bodden
Town to post 24 points,
14 steals (extremely high for any version of local basketball) and eight rebounds.
Alfredo Cardosa had 18 points, six steals and four assists while Travis Barnes
had 11 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. For Air Bros Davanni James had 20
points and three steals while Gavin Lothian had 10 points, 12 rebounds and four
The boys play again on Tuesday May
18 with a pair of games from 6pm.
Over in the girls segment Chloe
Powery was in fine form with 26 points and four rebounds to lead the Monarchs
to a 56-24 win over the Lynx. Christina McLean had 17 points, eight rebounds
and five steals. Amber Watson was the biggest threat for the Lynx with 13
points and 22 rebounds. In the other match youth basketball stalwart Felecia
Connor emerged as the star for the Comets with 15 points, four steals and three
rebounds as her side beat the Sparks 38-37. Abigail Stoddard shouldered some of
the scoring burden with 14 points, For the Sparks Latorae Nixon continued her
solid form with 14 points, 14 rebounds and five steals. Team-mate Sashaneil
McField posted 10 points, nine rebounds and five steals.