Wolves hunting down Filipinos

The DHL Wolves have their sights set on more postseason glory on the court. 

The side is set to play their regular season finale in the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league. Wolves battle the Moneygram Philippines this Sunday, 18 April, at 5.30pm. 

For new recruit Jermaine Myles, 27, Sunday’s contest is about completing the gelling process. 

“We’re coming along and gelling together,” Myles said. “We learned to play together and at the end of the day we can win it all. We can go all the way because great defence beats great offence.  

“Defence is the key to our victories, the better we play the less the opposition scores. At the end of the day we will use that to our advantage.” 

The stats do not necessarily back up Myles as the Wolves have allowed the second-most points (413) in the league though they are the top offensive unit (scoring 419 points). Only Philippines are worse, surrendering 453 points though they can be pesky on offence with 408 points scored. 

Myles is in his first season with the green gang after six years with the Esso Blazers. The George Town native has done alright coming off the bench with 5.5 points, including a season-high 16 points against Moneygram last month. Guiding the offence has been the league’s third-leading scorer in Gary ‘Butcher’ McLaughlin (17.2 points per game) and fourth-best scorer Dwight O’Garro (16.2ppg while averaging a league-high 15.2 rebounds). The biggest threat for Moneygram is team captain Christian Ferrer (15.5ppg, good enough for fifth in the league).  

While the Philippines are 0-6, the 3-3 Wolves are looking to secure a third seed. For Wolves guard Sandi Jiminez, 33, title aspirations are plentiful. 

“We’re working for a title,“ Jiminez said. “We want to be in the final and hopefully win another championship. We’ll see what happens.”  

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Jermaine Myles believes defence wins games.

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