It is not exactly time to panic for the Dominos Lady Heels. But the defending women’s champions should be concerned after failing to start their 2011 campaign with a victory.
This weekend marks the end of week four of the 2011 Cayman Islands Basketball Association National Women’s League. Heading into Sunday’s matches at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Center Dominos are 0-2. The side started out the season with losses to the Lady Wolves (63-48) and the Silver Bullets (60-45).
Making matters worse for the Lady Heels is the fact that star player Dionne Anglin is slowly coming back from maternity leave and her supporting cast has been largely depleted. Gone is Benecia Thompson, who left to join the Lady Wolves and Sarah Kidd, who has yet to suit up for a game.
The team will need returning players like Joanne Remillard (team-high 17 points and nine rebounds in game one) and Courtisha Ebanks (13 points, 10 rebounds in game two) to steady a new-look squad featuring unheralded talents like Hanna Parchment and Maggie Ebanks.
Dominos were in action on Wednesday against Home Gas Flames at the University College of the Cayman Islands. The side now encounters a Women of Valour All Stars side at 5pm that has had a rough beginning at 0-3. Whether Dominos heads into next week 2-2, 0-4 or 1-2 they will be looking up to a number of sides.
Leading the way are the 2-1 Bullets. A completely overhauled side that saw starting point guard Bobeth O’Garro leave the squad, post play has been crucial. In particular Theresa Hamil has been a double-double machine with over 10 points and 10 rebounds in each of the first three games of the campaign. Helping her out has been Letanya Thompson, who has scored at least 11 points every contest.