Welly’s net community support

Welly’s Cool Spot are on an upswing in women’s basketball and the side is enjoying fresh public support.

DRG Construction company, Jacques Scott and Welly’s have all provided sponsorship for the squad this season. Thanks to their efforts, the team has new uniforms and shoes to play with in the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 women’s league.

Recently, a presentation was held showing the sponsors with the team’s new kits. Among those present were Ray Doxey of DRG Construction, Phyllis Moxam and Janet McField of Jacques Scott and Welly’s representative Peter-Gail Pinnock.

Jacques Scott are into their second straight year as team sponsors. Welly’s have sponsored the team for a number of years, which is essentially the Women of Valour young ladies team. Serving as head coach and club president is team founder Redver Ebanks, who has stated in the past that public support is crucial.

“As a coach their support means less stress,” Ebanks said. “At least basketball can still get some financial support even in a recession.”

Welly’s are in a favourable position heading into this week. The Cool Spot are 3-4, good enough for fourth place in the league. The Cool Spot snapped a four-game losing skid by beating the second-ranked Home Gas Flames 66-60 last Thursday.

Among the stars for the squad are top scorers Chloe Powery and April Ebanks (who average 12.3 and 10.0 points per game respectively) and leading rebounder Schamarrah McCarthy (who averages eight points and 10.2 rebounds per game).

The squad has one more game left in the regular season to cement their playoff spot. Welly’s are in action next Thursday, 29 March, against the Island Heritage Silver Mist at 6pm in Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.

Silver Mist are just 1-5 after losing to the league frontrunners, 6-1 Dominos Lady Heels, by 29 points. Island Heritage play this Thursday, 22 March, at Camana Bay against the Flames at 7.30pm. Dominos battle the 3-3 Lady Wolves at 6pm.