Armed with an unblemished 2-0 start, the Wolves are enjoying early momentum on the court.
Heading into week three of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2013 National Women’s League, the Wolves sit in first place. The latest result was a 58-49 win over Home Gas Flames, the reigning two-time champions.
Veteran centre Theresa Hamil said defence is the reason for success thus far.
“We played good against Home Gas,” Hamil said. “We stayed together as a team and we were more together. Defence was huge for us and all of the defence we play will take us far.
“Sade Wood played an excellent game, brought everything to the court and made good assists as well. It was a very good game from Home Gas overall.”
Wolves, under new head coach Randy Myles and assistant coach Duran “Trinni” Whittaker, have seen strong play from captain Cassianne Lawrence and offseason addition Sarah Kidd. Newcomer Carmen Picate could be a crucial player going forward if she can replicate the team-high 16 points, four rebounds and two steals she had in the season opener last month.
The Wolves are in action again this Thursday, 14 March, at 7.45pm against 1-1 Island Heritage Silver Mist at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. Scimone Campbell’s Silver Mist are coming off a 65-54 loss to 1-1 Welly’s Cool Spot last Thursday.
April Ebanks starred for Welly’s alongside Chloe Powery and Guiesha Smith.
“We came out a little shaky as we did not have much training last week,” Ebanks said. “We pushed each other, we came out with what we already knew and put it out on the court.
“We put in the work and established what we came to do.”
Welly’s are also in action this Thursday, facing Home Gas at 6.15pm.