Sol Blazers burn George Town

The reigning champions of men’s basketball in Cayman are off to a good start. 

The Sol Blazers defeated George Town Sports Club, 100-71, in the opening round for division one of the Digicel National Men’s League. Put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association, the competition began with a trio of games Sunday at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Center. 

Jasen Campbell led all scorers with 34 points off four 3-pointers for the Blazers. Teammate Josh Cotterell added 23 points, three 3-pointers and 10 rebounds, Daviel Foster contributed 12 points and 14 rebounds and Perry Levy netted 12 points and four steals. Kael Leslie paced George Town with 19 points, eight rebounds, Andre Tyndall chipped in 19 points, nine rebounds, Eckerd McField posted 14 points and Kristopher Brand produced 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

Last year’s finalists, the Dominos Warriors, also started well by beating the Wendy’s Tarheels, 79-65. Collin Anglin went off for a game-high 35 points for Dominos with Christian Ferrer adding 13 points off three 3-pointers and Antonio Thompson netting 10 points and nine rebounds. David Taylor scored 19 points off four 3-pointers for Wendy’s and Andrew Foster contributed 13 points. 

The most surprising result so far was the Caledonian Lions beating the Silver Bullets, 78-74. Daniel Mowatt was one of four Caledonian players in double-digits, with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Vanrick Felix posted 20 points, Borislav Djordjic netted 13 points, nine rebounds and John White scored 13 points. Bullets countered with 31 points and nine rebounds from Brandon Glasgow and 15 points off five 3-pointers from Alex Brzozowicz. 

Division one games take place every weekend through April at Camana Bay. This Sunday, Blazers take on Bullets at 4 p.m., Tarheels face George Town at 5:30 p.m. and Warriors challenge Lions at 7 p.m. Division two games are also in full swing and take place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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Jasen Campbell netted 34 points for the Blazers. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES