The Grand Pavilion Shockwaves are a decent basketball team and its star player is confident in a title run.
Phillip Webb leads his yellow warriors into action on Tuesday, 22 November, at the Cayman Islands Basketball Association court off Eastern Avenue. At 6pm the Shockwaves tackle Wesleyan Christian Academy in the boys division of the Appleby Under-19 Basketball League.
Shockwaves head into the contest in third place (the most recent standings show they have a 3-4 mark). Webb, 16, states regardless of Tuesday’s outcome his side is ready for the playoffs.
“The team is strong and we’re confident,” Webb said. “We can go to the playoffs. We’re going to play hard and try our best. We can go through and go all the way.”
Webb, who hails from George Town, is a Most Valuable Player candidate. He is the league leader in rebounding (averaging 24 boards per game) and is third in scoring (averaging 16.1 points per game).
Wesleyan meanwhile are fifth (with a 2-4 record). A victory would keep them within reach of the Esso Blazers (3-4) for the fourth and final playoff spot. With John Gray High School in sixth at 0-6, all of the teams are looking up at 5-1 Bodden Town and 6-0 Wolves.
Aside from the Shockwaves-Wesleyan match, Tuesday also sees Esso facing John Gray at 7.30pm.