Bahamians thrash our boys

Cayman basketball’s latest bid for regional success did not go well. 

John Gray High School’s boys Under-19 team lost all three of its games in Nassau, Bahamas this month.  

The U-19 team would suffer defeats at the hands of Charles Irvin Gibson Senior High School Rattlers, 74-13, in game one; private school St. Vincent Stingrays, 36-9, in game two; and Aquinas College, 45-34, in the finale. 

Jamel Winton and Joshua Ebanks-Brown were the top performers for the Cayman Islands team during each of the three games. Other notable players included Rueben Barnes (game one), Alexander Thompson (game two) and Arin Taylor (game three). 

In all, eight boys represented the Cayman Islands with the others being Daviel Foster, Douglas Henkis and Cameron Hydes. National men’s coach Daniel Augustine helped train the squad with John Gray teacher Errol Grey serving as head coach. 

John Gray competed in the exhibition games with the backing of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association. 

Coach Grey aimed to find positives in the performance, saying the young men can go on to better results. 

“It’s about exposure and having them play at the international level,” Grey said. “Winning will come at some time. They had three matches which will build a good team in the future that can represent Cayman at the international level.” 

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