Welly’s cool off Wolves

Welly’s Cool Spot has notched arguably its biggest win this season.

Welly’s beat the previously undefeated Wolves, 78-60, in the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2013 National Women’s League. The Cool Spot are now second in the standings at 2-2, while the Wolves remain atop at 3-1.

Randy Myles serves as the Wolves head coach and said Welly’s will give most teams fits.

“Welly’s are fast-paced and very quick,” Myles said. “They will give a lot of people trouble because they are a very fast-paced team with a fast game.”

Chloe Powery led the Welly’s attack last Thursday with 20 points, including two 3-pointers, 13 rebounds and eight assists, with Rochel Gardener adding 18 points and four steals. Khailan O’Connor chipped in 14 points.

Carmen Picate paced the Wolves at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Sarah Kidd added 18 points and five rebounds, while Benieca Thompson contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Welly’s will have to watch out for the 2-2 Home Gas Flames. The two-time defending champions have suddenly caught fire, notching their second straight victory, 55-53, over the 1-3 Island Heritage Silver Mist last Thursday. Home Gas’ Sade Wood exploded for 32 points, including two treys and seven steals. Gemma Graelis added nine points and three steals.

For the Silver Mist, now on a three-game losing streak, new recruit Joanne Remillard led the way with 16 points and six steals, while Scimone Campbell added 14 points, five rebounds and four steals.

League matches continue on Thursday, 28 March, at Camana Bay. Island Heritage face Welly’s at 6.15pm, with Wolves battling Home Gas at 7.45pm. The competition is in its fifth round with four more weeks to play. The regular season is slated to end 25 April.

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