The Silver Bullets are one win away from ousting Cayman’s reigning basketball champions.
The Bullets are up 1-0 in their best-of-three opening round playoff series with the Sol Blazers in division one of the Digicel National Men’s League. Game two is slated for May 11 from 4 p.m. at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Center.
Brandon Glasgow led the frontrunners with 23 points in their 78-76 game one victory last Sunday. Denton Cole added 16 points and two 3-pointers, Alex Brzozowicz contributed 12 points and nine rebounds and Jake Whittaker nabbed 10 points for the victors. Kevin Maxwell led the Blazers with 22 points and 14 rebounds, Josh Cotterell chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds, Jasen Campbell scored 15 points and eight rebounds and Davion Cotterell grabbed 12 points.
While the numbers favor the Bullets, Sunday’s contest could be impacted by the arrival of Deandre Simpson from school in the United States. Simpson averaged 18 points during the regular season and has been a driving force behind Sol’s back-to-back championship runs.
On the flip side, it should be noted that the Bullets were without potent forward Curtis Wilson in the first game. Any contributions from him can be a death knell for Sol.
Game two of the Caledonian Lions-Dominos Warriors series is slated for May 11 at 5:30 p.m. with Dominos up 1-0. The Warriors won the opener, 99-67, last Sunday behind 33 points and four 3-pointers from Collin Anglin. Jerome Narcisse, who spent most of the year with the Tees Valley Mohawks in England, came up with a huge 23 points and 11 rebounds for Dominos, Chris Lucas added 17 points and eight rebounds and Christian Ferrer posted 10 points.
Borislav Djordjic went off for 24 points and 24 rebounds for Caledonian, Vanrick Felix contributed 16 points and John White chipped in 10 points.
The series could have swung permanently in the Warriors’ favor with the arrival of Narcisse, who has been battling in Middlesborough in a semi-pro league. Dominos now look awfully similar to the squad that won a league title three years ago.