Wolves maul Reapers, back in the hunt for repeat triumph


For most of the season, the Wolves have been an afterthought. 

The reigning champions of youth basketball struggled in the early stages but now sit third in the Dominos Pizza Under-19 Basketball League, going 5-3 in their first eight games. 

The latest Wolves victory was a 87-46 thrashing of the Bodden Town Reapers, who lost seven of their first eight games. Jamel Winton led the winners with 23 points, Joshua Ebanks-Brown added 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight steals, and Eric Evans contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and seven steals. Rhomar Williams scored 12 points and 14 rebounds. Shaquille Heath led Bodden Town with 14 points, and Justin Collins posted 11 points off three 3-pointers. 

Wolves will look to continue their winning ways on Thursday, Nov. 21, against the Wesleyan Soldiers at 6 p.m. on the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court off Eastern Avenue. The Soldiers have been league frontrunners, going unbeaten through their first eight games. Wesleyan’s last triumph was a 73-32 thrashing of John Gray High School, who did not register a win in their initial matches. 

Naithique Jackson paced the Soldiers with 16 points, Albis Amaya notched 15 points and 17 rebounds and Jerome Bailey posted 13 points. Arin Taylor added 11 points with Maleke Ebanks scoring 10 points. Roy Ebanks had 14 points and 10 rebounds for John Gray. 

Thursday’s other contest pits the Wesleyan Griffins against Bodden Town at 7:15 p.m. Wesleyan, who sit second with six wins in eight games, beat John Gray, 67-50, in their most recent result. Alex Thompson had 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Griffins, Devonte Dacres added 13 points and Kameron Reynolds posted 12 points. Bryce Thompson produced 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals for John Gray, with Alexandre Brown notching 12 points and 17 rebounds and John Bodden chipping in 10 points. 


Roy Ebanks had a big double-double for John Gray. – PHOTOS: MATTHEW YATES


Eric Evans scored 14 points for the Wolves.


Jerome Bailey, with the ball, always gives maximum effort.