Wahoo kids hunt Tarpon

John Gray High School clearly has the most Under-14 basketball talent in Cayman.

The institution will have two boys squads battling for the KPMG Under-14 Basketball League crown. Wahoo and Tarpon Academy are slated to take centre stage this Saturday, 10 March.

Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre hosts the contest, which is part of the competition’s grand finale put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association. In addition to the boys game, the girls final and the consolation matches (to decide third to sixth place) will take place 1-7pm.

Every child will leave the tournament with some type of award, all of the competing teams will be on display and parents as well as sponsors can get a chance to see the youngsters in action.

Wahoo earned their finals berth with a 19-12 victory over the Clifton Hunter High School Sharks on Tuesday. The contest, which took place at the University College of the Cayman Islands multipurpose hall, saw Collin Barett nail 10 points for Wahoo while Albis Amaya scored seven points for the Sharks.

Tarpon also played on Tuesday at UCCI, beating school-mates Marlin Academy 29-14. Lloydel Williams was Tarpon’s top scorer with 13 points while Javon Seymour notched seven points for Marlin. The CHHS Sharks and Marlin will battle for third place on Saturday while Triple C and Dolphin Academy compete to decide fifth and sixth place. The semis for the girls division took place on Wednesday at the Triple C hall. Wahoo battled Marlin while Tarpon took on the CHHS Diamonds. Regardless of those outcomes, Triple C and Dolphin will play in a consolation match on Saturday.

It should be noted that Saturday’s finale was moved forward. The idea is to get the youngsters to transition into the U16 league, which is slated to start next Saturday, 17 March.