Wolves hunt top spot

The Wolves are hungry for a youth
basketball title and the club is edging closer to that goal to start the New
Year.

On Tuesday 4 December the side can
wrap up the regular season title in the boys division of the Appleby Under-19
Basketball League. The Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay sees the Wolves
taking on the Esso Blazers at 3pm.

Wolves head into Tuesday’s match
with just one loss, suffered before the Christmas break to the Reapers. Esso
meanwhile are near the bottom of the standings with a mere two wins this
season. Solid performances have been the usual for the Wolves this year with
their big three of Raheem Robinson, Peter Grant and Neith Rhinegold leading the
way. However the key young man in their regular season finale and in next
week’s playoffs might just be Jevon Pierson.

The East End native might not
terrorize the stats sheet averaging 5.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. But
he has shown he can step up as witnessed by a 28-point, 14-rebound outburst
mid-way through December. In any case head coach Duran “Trinni” Whittaker has
plenty of talented role players like Ben Stoner and Aaron Kennedy who can more
than pick up the slack.

Outside of Wolves-Esso the other
contest on Tuesday is a possible playoff preview. Future Sports Club takes on
the Reapers at Camana Bay at 7.30pm. Both are currently ranked second and third
in the league. Future are looking to send a message that they are for real with
another strong outing from star duo Kadane Hall and Jarrett Terry. Reapers
meanwhile would like an upset orchestrated by talented play-maker Jamaal Miller
to cement their number three seed and avoid a first round encounter with the
Wolves.

The last U19 regular season match
takes place on Sunday with defending champions Shockwaves of JML International
Ltd facing winless John Gray high school. Shockwaves are currently fourth in
the league at 7-4 and would need to win while seeing the Reapers lose to take
on budding rivals Future in the first round.

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