Wolves hungry for John Gray feast

The Wolves have a shot at a high playoff seed on the court.

The reigning champions of youth basketball play their next match in the Dominos Pizza Under-19 Basketball League on Thursday, Nov. 28. John Gray High School are the opponents at 7:15 p.m. on the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court off Eastern Avenue. The Wolves head into the game 6-4, tied with the Wesleyan Griffins and Esso Blazers for second in the standings while John Gray are 0-10.

After a slow start to the season, momentum clearly favors the Wolves. The side is coming off a 67-62 win over Esso last Saturday. Rhomar Williams stepped up for the winners with 21 points and eight rebounds, Jamel Winton contributed 20 points and nine rebounds. Franz Manderson Jr. paced Esso with 20 points and 17 rebounds while Cameron Hydes chipped in 14 points and 17 rebounds.

John Gray, who are playing a doubleheader on Thursday, are coming off a 65-60 loss to Esso last Tuesday. Bryce Thompson was the game’s top scorer with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals, John Gray teammate Roy Ebanks added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Alexandre Brown posted 10 points and nine rebounds. Manderson Jr. paced Esso once again with 15 points and 15 rebounds, Aaron Mackey scored 15 points and five rebounds, Oscar Rivers notched 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Hydes contributed 10 points.

The Wesleyan Soldiers continue to be the league frontrunners at 10-0. The West Bay squad registered a 75-48 victory over the Griffins last Saturday. Albis Amaya led the winners to victory with 24 points and 18 rebounds, Naithique Jackson notched 21 points off four 3-pointers, and Arin Taylor chipped in 12 points and eight assists. Jimmy Clarke led the Griffins with 15 points and 16 rebounds and Eric Lopez posted 13 points.