A rookie club is enjoying a good start on the court.
The Caledonian Lions have won their first two matches in division one of the Digicel National Men’s League. Put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association, the competition offers a trio of games every Sunday at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Center.
Caledonian’s latest win was a 77-65 triumph over the Dominos Warriors, last season’s finalists. Borislav ‘Boka’ Djordjic of the Lions burned his old team with 31 points, five 3-pointers and 19 rebounds, while teammate and former Domino player Vanrick Felix added 15 points and seven rebounds and John White scored 14 points. The Warriors countered with 20 points from Collin Anglin and Kenval Bryan’s 15 points and eight rebounds.
Another intriguing result saw the Silver Bullets hand the defending champions, the Sol Blazers, their first loss of the season by a score of 71-63. Brandon Glasgow led the winners with 26 points and nine rebounds, Curtis Wilson contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Alex Brzozocwicz scored 12 points with three 3-pointers and seven rebounds. Kevin Maxwell guided Sol with 21 points and nine rebounds, Josh Cotterell notched 18 points and six rebounds.
Wendy’s Tarheels nabbed their first win of the year, beating George Town Sports Club 59-46. Derick Wilson stepped up with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Tarheels and Andres Kirchman added 11 points and seven rebounds. Kristopher Brand paced George Town with 13 points and 18 rebounds, Eckerd McField scored 12 points with two 3-pointers and Andre Tyndall chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds and seven steals.
League matches continue on March 2 at Camana Bay. At 4 p.m., Caledonian face Sol, at 5:30 p.m. Wendy’s battle Bullets and at 7 p.m. Dominos challenge George Town.
Division two games are also in full swing and take place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.