Knights continue title march; DREAM off to fantastic start

The Dominos Under-19 Basketball League heads into its fifth week of play.

Put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association, games are taking place at the association court off Eastern Avenue – weather-permitting. The boys division remains dominated by Bryce Thompson and the John Gray High School Knights, who are 3-0. The latest standings show the Bodden Town Wolves second at 2-0, JGHS Warriors third at 1-1, Game Takers fourth at 0-3 and Soldiers, the reigning champions, last at 0-2.

The boys are in action on Tuesday as the Warriors battle the Wolves at 6:15 p.m. before the Soldiers challenge the Game Takers at 7:30 p.m. Albis Amaya of the Wolves is the league’s leading scorer, averaging 23 points per game with team mates Jamel Winton second with 17 points per game and Justin Collins fourth at 14.5 points per game. Abdull Patterson of the Warriors ranks fifth, averaging 13 points per contest.

Daniel Britton of the Soldiers ranks fourth in rebounding with 12.5 rebounds per game. Shaquan Walker of the Warriors is fifth, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game.

The girls division plays every Saturday, with the next round of matches slated for Nov. 1 as Lynx play Monarchs at 5:30 p.m. before DREAM battle Comets at 6:45 p.m. DREAM are the current frontrunners at 2-1, followed by 2-1 Lynx, 1-2 Monarchs and 0-3 Comets. Guiesha Smith of the Monarchs leads the league in scoring (averaging 37 points per game) and rebounding (averaging 22 rebounds per contest). Khailan O’Connor of the Lynx is second in both categories, averaging 28 points and 14.5 rebounds per game.

O’Connor was in top form when the Lynx beat the Comets, 47-37, scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Team mate Jade Wheeler added 12 points and nine rebounds. Alicia Turner kept the Comets close with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

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