Bodden Town is quickly making an impact in Cayman basketball. Last year they won a youth championship and so far a similar result could be in the offing.
Team Bodden Town are the lone undefeated squad in the 2011 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Under-16 Basketball League. Under the guidance of many coaches like James ‘Cadillac’ Collins, the side are 3-0 at the Cayman Islands Basketball Association court off Eastern Avenue.
Bodden Town’s latest victory came last Saturday via a 45-23 victory over Cayman Brac. Top scorer would be big man Christopher Collins, who played a big role in last year’s U16 championship. Collins had a solid double-double effort with 12 points and 17 rebounds. No other player was in double-figures points-wise though many filled up the statistics sheet in other areas. Shaquille Heath nabbed 13 rebounds to go with his seven points while Dominique Martucee had nine assists along with six steals and six rebounds.
Joel Gayle was the main player stats-wise for Cayman Brac with 10 points. The other players worthy of note were Rivers Anthony and Jonathan Frederick, who combined for 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
Close on the heels of Bodden Town are 2-1 Wesleyan Christian Academy. Wesleyan took down the Jets 45-27 with three players reaching double figures in scoring. Tim Corbett was the top threat with 14 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. Travis Stroup had a stellar 11 points, 17 rebounds and five steals. Naithique Jackson chipped in 11 points and three rebounds.
Joeniel Bent, renown for his cricket skills, carried the Jets with 13 points, five rebounds and three steals. Daviel Foster had a solid eight points and 10 rebounds with Stewart Watt notching four points and 10 rebounds. The other result from last week saw Shockwaves jump to 2-1 with a 57-47 win over the Young Wolves.