Wolves hunt for Wesleyan

The Wolves remain at the forefront of youth basketball in Cayman.

The Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2012 Under-19 Basketball League is heading into week eight of its 10-week season. The Wolves, the competition leaders, will feature in a pair of matches at the association court in George Town.

On Tuesday, 27 November, the 4-0 Wolves battle 2-2 Wesleyan Christian Academy at 7.30pm. On Saturday, 1 December, the Wolves battle 0-4 John Gray High School at 4.30pm.

From the start, the Wolves have looked every bit like reigning champions. Winners in 2010 and 2011, the club head into this campaign armed with a veteran squad under head coach Duran ‘Trinni’ Whittaker.

Leading the pack has been five-year league veteran Peter Grant, 16. The 2011 Most Valuable Player is having another outstanding campaign as he is the top scorer (averaging 24.5 points per game), the best passer (averaging 6.3 assists per contest) and he has the most steals (22).

The George Town resident has had two 30-point performances this year, in the season opener against Esso (when he had two three-pointers, five assists and five steals) and against Bodden Town (adding five rebounds and five steals to the equation).

To have a chance at an upset, Wesleyan have to contain David Powery. In their last encounter, Powery had a double-double with a team-high 17 points and 13 rebounds. Grant had 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Daniel Britton had a stellar game for Wesleyan with 15 points, 18 rebounds and seven steals.

For the record, this week’s other matches at the association court see the 1-3 Esso Blazers face John Gray on Tuesday at 6pm with 3-1 Bodden Town battling Esso on Saturday at 3pm.

The regular season finale is next Tuesday, 4 December.

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