England trio spark Mohawk run

Cayman’s semi-pro basketball talent is playing well in England.

Jorge Ebanks, Jerome Narcisse and Lloyd Samuels helped the Tees Valley Mohawks rattle off a six-game win streak last month in division one of the English Basketball League. The Middlesbrough-based side ended up sixth in the standings at 7-5. 

Head coach Steve Butler said his team’s current form shows the improvements made after a 1-5 start. 

“I’m so proud of how my players have responded after a terrible start by our standards,” Butler said. “I know I’ve got a great squad of players here but now, we are putting the results together as we edge closer to the top four in the league. 

“February will be a massive month for the club with four league games and a semifinal of the national trophy to look forward to. The squad is playing well at the moment and if we can continue this good form, then we will be there or there about to challenge in March.“ 

The Cayman players have had significant roles in recent victories. Narcisse, 26, notched 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 96-73 victory over Team Northumbria and Ebanks, 27, had nine points in the club’s 69-66 win over the Leicester Warriors. Samuels, 26, has logged minutes off the bench. Both Narcisse and Samuels were key offseason acquisitions last summer with Ebanks serving as team captain. 

The Mohawks are next in action on Feb. 15 against the Hemel Storm. The postseason is slated for mid-April. 

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Jerome Narcisse registered a double-double.

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