Shining Stars Childhood Care and Education Centre made a big statement in Cayman basketball.
The squad beat reigning national champions the Dominos Warriors 70-59 at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. Last Sunday’s division one contest was part of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league.
Guiding the squad to victory was Curtis Wilson, who had a team-high 20 points off three three-pointers and seven rebounds. Wilson states the victory reflects the level of talent on his side.
“It was a hard-fought game by both teams, but I’m glad we were able to come out victorious in the end,” Wilson said. “With fewer teams in the league this season, each team is more stacked with talent. I believe that is shown in games such as this.”
Wilson had help from Denton Cole, who notched 15 points and three assists. William Peguero added a clutch 11 points (off two treys) while Rohan Webster chipped in nine points.
Dominos countered with a strong double-double from Rotando Thompson (21 points, 12 rebounds, three steals), another good game from Collin Anglin (17 points, five rebounds) and solid shooting from Antonio Thompson (11 points off three treys and four assists).
Peguero states Sunday’s result was about controlling tempo.
“The main thing was we came out intense and never gave up,” Peguero said. “Dominos are a half-court team and we played to our tempo. We played our game, took the shots when given to us and it definitely came down to execution.”
With the victory, Shining Stars are firmly in third place at 2-2. They will look to gain added momentum this Sunday, 25 March, at Camana Bay in a battle against the Moneygram Philippines at 5.30pm. Dominos meanwhile are in fourth place with a disappointing 1-3 record and are off until next Sunday, 1 April.