Shining Stars round up Wolves

The DHL Wolves are looking up to a pair of teams in local basketball.

Heading into this week, the Wolves are third at 3-3 in the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league. DHL recently lost to the Shining Stars Childhood Care and Education Centre 86-79 at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.

Dwight O’Garro, 35, had a solid outing for the Wolves with 19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks. The George Town resident states he is still confident in his side.

“I’m definitely confident, we’re a championship team and a finalist team from last year,” O’Garro said. “We know what the other teams can do. We haven’t had much additions, we had one guy really in Jermaine Myles. He’s been playing awhile, he was off from playing a couple seasons.

“I don’t mean to sound cocky but we’re not talking down from now. We know what we can do, we know our strengths and weaknesses. We’ll take advantage of that and use our strengths. A lot of teams don’t know how to take advantage of our weaknesses.”

O’Garro had help from Gary ‘Butcher’ McLaughlin and his 25 points, 11 rebounds, six steals. Andres Kirchman had 10 points, 10 rebounds while Eckerd McField and Jermaine Myles combined for 17 points, three rebounds, three steals. All would be outdone by the Shining Stars, who featured Curtis Wilson (23 points, 13 rebounds, three steals), Will Peguero (16 points off two three-pointers), Rohan Webster (14 points, two rebounds) and Daniel Augustine (13 points, six rebounds).

With the victory, Shining Stars are in second place at 4-2, just behind the 5-0 Esso Blazers. Wolves are ahead of reigning champions the Dominos Warriors (2-3) and the Moneygram Philippines (0-6) in the standings.

League matches continue this Sunday, 8 April, at Camana Bay. Wolves battle Dominos at 5.30pm while Esso face Shining Stars at 7pm.