Thunder rumbling to perfect run

While the adults are in midst of their basketball playoffs, Cayman’s young players have been holding court. 

The PwC Under-16 Basketball League, hosted by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association, is winding down its regular season. The boys segment is heading into round 7 of its 10-round competition with a pair of games scheduled for May 21 at the association court off Eastern Avenue in George Town. At 6:15 p.m., a pair of John Gray High School teams are in action as the Knights face the Warriors before Bodden Town challenges the Thunder at 7:30 p.m. 

The Knights are looking to solidify a high playoff seed as they currently rank second at 3-2. Bryce Thompson has been the star, averaging a competition-best 21 points per game while ranking second in assists by averaging five assists per contest. Teammate Roy Ebanks has been a presence inside, ranking third in rebounding with 7.3 boards per game. 

All eyes will be on the top seed Thunder in the coming weeks. An unbeaten 5-0 record has been the result of stellar play from MVP-candidate Albis Amaya, who averages a league-best 13 rebounds per game while ranking third in scoring by averaging 15.3 points per contest. He’s had help from teammates on both fronts as Dimitri Levy is fourth on the boards, averaging seven rebounds, and Kameron Reynolds is second in scoring, averaging 17 points per game. 

Bodden Town, 2-2, sit fourth as Josh Fehr and Justin Collins both average 12.5 points per contest. 

In the girls division, round eight of their 9-round competition is on May 24 as the 3-1 Comets face the 2-2 Monarchs at 5 p.m. before 1-3 Lynx challenge 2-2 DREAM at 6:15 p.m. Guiesha Smith of the Monarchs has been dominant, averaging a league-best 29.5 points and 19.5 rebounds per game. 

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Bryce Thompson leads the league in scoring. – PHOTOS: MATTHEW YATES

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Guiesha Smith is having a stellar season.
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