Last year, the Dominos Warriors dominated the Wolves in the national basketball finals. The Wolves recently got some revenge.
The DHL Wolves would tear up Dominos 64-40 at the Sir Vassel Johnson Hall of the University College of the Cayman Islands. The match was part of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league.
Sandi Jiminez, 33, was the difference-maker for Wolves with a team-high 16 points off four three-pointers and three assists. The George Town resident states last Sunday’s victory was a result of improved fitness.
“The decisive factor was we’ve been training for three times a week,” Jiminez said. “We’re starting to get in shape. When you train, you play better. The first game (of the year, a 12-point loss), we did no training since last season. We got tired.
“The big factor for us is training. Every game we will play a good game.”
Jiminez had help from Gary ‘Butcher’ McLaughlin’s 16 points (off a perfect eight-for-eight showing at the free-throw line), 11 rebounds and four steals plus Dwight O’Garro’s 10 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks.
The scoring summary showed the Wolves were in control the whole way. The black and green squad were up 23-11 at half-time before outscoring the Warriors 41-29 in the second half.
Collin Anglin was top scorer again for Dominos with 12 points and three assists. He had help from Ransford Welcome, who chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds. While the tandem have played better, Luigi Moxam and Kenval Bryan did combine for 11 points, four rebounds and two steals.
With the victory, Wolves are second in the standings at 2-1. Dominos are third at 1-1. Both teams play again this Sunday, 11 March, at UCCI. Wolves take on the 0-2 Moneygram Philippines at 5.30pm while Dominos face the 2-0 Esso Blazers at 7pm.