Peguero buries Filipinos

William Peguero is a sharp shooter on a basketball court and he recently showed off his stroke.

Peguero, 29, drained three treys to go with 14 points and two rebounds as Shining Stars Childhood Care and Education Centre defeated the Moneygram Philippines 70-65. The Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league division one match took place at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.

Peguero, who turns 30 in September, states the victory is crucial for the second half of the season.

“For us we wanted to get a win heading into the second round,” Peguero said. “The win is cool, it’s great for us and we have good chemistry. There isn’t a team we can’t beat. We’ll only lose by beating ourselves. We can play with any team against us. We match up good with any team.”

Peguero’s team-mate Curtis Wilson added 14 points, 12 rebounds and two steals. Adam Milburn chipped in eight points, six rebounds and four assists while Denton Cole and Stephen Shaw combined for 13 points and five rebounds.

Moneygram had their own share of firepower as Christian Ferrer led all scores with 24 points including two treys, eight assists and five steals. Joseph De la Vega added 14 points, seven rebounds while Chris Lucas notched 12 points and seven rebounds. Ugo Enzema and Neil Samson combined for 10 points and 12 rebounds.

With the victory, Shining Stars are now in second place at 3-2. Philippines are in the cellar at 0-5. Both play this Sunday, 1 April, at Camana Bay. Shining Stars play the 3-2 DHL Wolves at 5.30pm while Philippines face the 1-3 Dominos Warriors at 7pm.