The Lynx find themselves without a victory in Cayman Islands girls basketball.
On Saturday, 29 October, the side hopes to change that. The Lynx are set to battle the Sparks in the girls division of the Appleby Under-19 Basketball League. The squads square off at 5pm on the Cayman Islands Basketball Association court off Eastern Avenue.
Lynx are 0-5 and in the middle of a five-game losing streak. While Hanna Parchment has been stellar, her supporting cast has been mediocre. One of the players that will need to step up against the 3-2 Sparks is Sashaneil McField.
A veteran of local girls competition, McField is averaging a modest 6.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. She had a decent outing in a 58-34 loss to the Monarchs with 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Her team could use more of that.
The Sparks meanwhile boast arguably the sport’s best young player in La-Torae Nixon. She currently tops the league in scoring and rebounds, averaging 39.6 points and 23.2 boards per game.
Outside of the Sparks-Lynx match, the other girls game pits the 3-2 Monarchs against the 4-1 Comets at 6.30pm. Behind Rochel Gardener the Monarchs have stayed competitive while the Comets are dazzling behind Chloe Powery.
The boys division is also in action on Saturday as Wesleyan Christian Academy battles the Esso Blazers at 8pm.