It is early days but youth basketball has a pair of frontrunners.
The Lynx and the Wesleyan Christian Academy Soldiers are both 4-0 and unbeaten atop the Dominos Pizza Under-19 Basketball League, staged by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association. Both squads have relied on top local talent for the fast start, with the Lynx looking to Hannah Parchment and Khailan O’Connor while Wesleyan have turned to Albis Amaya and Arin Taylor.
League action continues tonight as Esso Blazers face Soldiers at 6 p.m. and Wesleyan Griffins challenge Wolves at 7:15 p.m. at the association court off Eastern Avenue. Esso have also started out well at 3-1 thanks to great play from Dominic Martucci and Javon Seymour. The Griffins have been in the mix, at 3-1, with heroics from Alex Thompson and Devonte Dacres.
Wolves, the reigning champions, had their best game of the season last Saturday in a win over the Bodden Town Reapers. The key guys for Wolves figure to be Rhomar Williams and Joshua Ebanks-Brown.
Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Center will host matches this Saturday. Esso battle Reapers at 3:30 p.m., Lynx face Comets at 4:45 p.m., Sparks tangle with Monarchs at 6 p.m. and Soldiers challenge John Gray High School at 7:15 p.m.