Time flies and so too does team Charterland.
The squad recently ended its regular season campaign undefeated in division two of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 national men’s league. A 8-0 mark lands them the number one seed for the playoffs, which start Tuesday, 8 May, at 6.15pm.
Leading the way was a trio of elite scorers in Ovaine Monteith (18.8 points per game), Will Kourtney (18.0ppg) and Nathan Smith (17.6ppg). All ranked second, third and fourth in the league in scoring, respectively. They also had help from top passers Chris LeBeau (a league-best 4.1 assists per game), Scott Murray (3.8apg) and Jeremy Strickland (3.6apg).
Now they will guide Charterland to a first round match-up with the 1-7 Rock Hole Fire Ants. Rock Hole faltered down the stretch in spite of talents like Davion Foster (13.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game) and Maxwell Linwood (11.5ppg).
The other first round match-up provides some intrigue as the 4-4 Butterfield Shockwaves face the 3-5 Titans. The series is the latest chapter in the rivalry between the squads. Both sides have star talent in Butterfield’s Peter Grant, the league’s leading scorer at 19.4ppg and Titans’ Bruce Thompson (15.4ppg).
Interestingly, they split their regular season series as Butterfield won 67-61 before Titans prevailed 74-65 in late March. In both contests, Thompson had a stellar outing (with 42 points combined) and Darryl Paddyfoot paced the Shockwaves in scoring (50 points combined).
The playoffs continue this month, with games every Tuesday from 6.30pm at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.