One look at the local basketball
standings and it is easy to see a bottleneck.
Three squads are tied with
identical records atop division one of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association
national men’s league. Last year’s champions Wolves, the Domino’s Warriors and
rookie club Bulls sport 5-1 marks.
Two of them are in action on Thursday
at the Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay. Wolves and Bulls square off
first at 6:30pm while winless Colombia
faces the Silver Bullets at 8:15pm.
For the Bulls, Thursday’s match is
a clear chance to secure first place. Granted it might not be for long as Dominos
plays on Sunday and assuming the Warriors beat the Esso Blazers at 7:30pm
(coupled with the Wolves loss) they would be on top.
Nevertheless the time for the
Leslie duo of Kael and Chad
(they are first cousins) to be stars is now. Both have played that part well so
far for the Bulls as Kael is fourth in scoring (18.8 points a game) and Chad is
tenth (14.3 points) and third in rebounds (13.3 boards a contest).
Both will have their hands full
trying to get past defensive gurus Carson Fagan, Timmy Myles and company. In
addition they will have to find answers for Dwight O’Garro (fifth in scoring
with 16.8 points and first in rebounding with 14.5 boards).
In the other match Colombia are in
all sorts of trouble as players are missing and the offense has been stagnant.
With a potent Bullets team taking the court (now sporting college star Deandre
Simpson) the chances of an upset are slim to none.
At least Thursday’s match gives the
likes of Kwei General (third in scoring with 18.8 points a game) and Collin
Bodden (fourth in rebounding with 12 boards a game) a chance to improve their