Cayman’s national women’s
basketball league is into third week of play. So far a pair of young ladies no
stranger to the sport have earned player of the week honours.
Cassianne Lawrence of the Wolves
and La-Torae Nixon of the Home Gas Flames are first to earn props this season.
Lawrence recently guided her team to a remarkable upset over the defending champion
Dominos Lady Heels. The local model and long-time women’s basketball player was
the spark that brought the Lady Wolves back from a nine-point deficit at the
half to out-score their opponents 45-20 in the second half. Lawrence finished
with 28 points, six rebounds and four blocks.
Nixon meanwhile continues her
outstanding performance after her stellar season in arguably Cayman’s most
prestigious youth hoops competition. The 13 year-old phenom claimed nearly
every award possible in the girls segment of the recent Appleby Under 19
Basketball League, including regular season and Finals Most Valuable Player.
In spite of venturing into the
women’s league for another year, Nixon is proving that she is a force to be
reckoned with in Cayman basketball. In her first game against the Silver
Bullets Nixon posted a double-double performance with 33 points, 15 rebounds,
five assists, eight steals and four blocks as the Flames burned their opponents
Matches in the league are every
Wednesday and Sunday. For more info log on to www.caymanbasketball.org