Kadane must push Titans

The Titans need more stellar showings from star players like Kadane Hall.

Coming into this week the squad is 0-3 in division two of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league. The side has struggled at the University College of the Cayman Islands multipurpose hall, losing their games by an average of 11 points.

League matches are now slated to shift outdoors. The Titans face the 1-2 Rock Hole Fire Ants on Tuesday, 20 March, at 6.15pm at the association court off Eastern Avenue.

The Titans can only hope the venue shift helps Hall, who is averaging a double-double with 11.3 points and rebounds per game. He is the team’s second-leading scorer behind Bruce Thompson’s 17 points per contest.

Both will have their hands full trying to contain a veteran Rock Hole team guided by top scorers Davion Foster (14.3ppg) and Maxwell Linwood (8.7ppg).

While the Titans look for their first win, team Charterland are trying to avoid their first loss. The defending champions have started 3-0 this season and face the 2-1 Butterfield Shockwaves on Tuesday at 7.45pm. On paper, it sounds like a competitive contest as it is a rematch of last year’s championship game and the Shockwaves have talents like Darryl Paddyfoot (19.0 points and 14.7 rebounds per game), Peter Grant (18.3ppg) and Phillip Webb (a league-best 16.3 boards per contest).

However the last time the squads faced off, Charterland suited up only five players and beat a 10-man Shockwaves team by 53 points. Rookie Will Kourtney had a game-high 31 points and is the league’s leading scorer averaging 21.5 points per match. Ovaine Monteith, 47, chipped in 20 points in that contest and is the league’s second-leading scorer (with 20 points per game).

The league is at its mid-way point with regular season matches slated to run every Tuesday until mid-April.