With three weeks left to play, the Dominos Lady Heels are in a dominant position in local women’s basketball.
Dominos are 5-1 atop the Cayman Islands Basketball 2012 national women’s league. Their latest victory was a 71-53 thrashing of Welly’s Cool Spot at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.
Joanne Remillard had a relatively quiet seven points and three steals and states her side is poised for greatness.
“I think if the girls come together we have a good chance to dominate,” Remillard said. “We have a good amount of experienced players and a very well-rounded team. If we can avoid any unwanted injuries I think we have a real shot at the trophy.”
The star for Dominos last Thursday was Courtisha Ebanks with her 22 points, four rebounds and seven steals. Sarah Kidd produced a stellar 12 points and six rebounds while Lise Baril chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds.
Christina McLean led the Cool Spot with 14 points, four rebounds and five steals while Chloe Powery added 10 points, six steals and five rebounds. Welly’s now sit 2-4 and in fourth place. Assistant coach Billy Fenton states though his side has a four-game losing streak, the main thing is being in playoff position.
“Once we make it there, the team will do well,” Fenton said. “We can beat anyone. We have a strong chance of being in the playoffs and the final. The ball is round and you never know. The main objective is to get there, that’s what is important. We’re not going to bother about the position.”
Among the teams ahead of Welly’s in the standings are the 3-3 Lady Wolves. The third place squad had a 62-50 victory over the 1-4 Island Heritage Silver Mist last Thursday at Camana Bay. Cassianne Lawrence carried the Lady Wolves with 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Chipping in were Benieca Thompson with 16 points (including three three-pointers), eight rebounds and Theresa Hamil with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Scimone Campbell had a phenomenal double-double for Silver Mist with 25 points, 13 rebounds and two steals. Sofia Foster added six points and eight rebounds while Renee Thompson and Sarah Boucher combined for eight points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.
League matches continue this Thursday, 15 March, at Camana Bay as Dominos face the last place Silver Mist at 6pm while the 3-2 defending champion Home Gas Flames battle Welly’s at 7.30pm.