Bodden Town Wolves hunting for glory as playoffs near

The Dominos Under-19 Basketball League is gearing up for its postseason. 

The competition, put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association, is scheduled to stage its final regular season games for the Boys division. The association court off Eastern Avenue is slated to serve as the venue on Tuesday as the Game Takers challenge the Bodden Town Wolves at 6:15 p.m. before the John Gray High School Knights take on the John Gray Warriors at 7:30 p.m. 

Game Takers have not had much luck this season, with one win through their first six games. Joshua O’Garro, averaging seven points per game, has been the biggest offensive threat for a team that has struggled to generate offense. Bodden Town, who have gone most of their campaign unbeaten, have few issues scoring thanks to Most Valuable Player frontrunner Albis Amaya leading the league in points (20.6 per game) and rebounds (16.4 per game). 

The Knights have exceeded expectations with a winning record and a tight defense. Trevin Williamson (averaging 16.2 points per game) and Bryce Thompson (averaging 11.6 points per game) have emerged as a solid combo. The Warriors, meanwhile, have lost the majority of their games in spite of notable performances from Abdull Patterson (averaging 10 points per contest). 

On the girls side, the postseason vibe is different, with all four teams capable of deep runs. The veteran Lynx would seem to be favorites behind MVP candidate Khailan O’Connor (averaging 27.7 points and 12.7 rebounds), but newcomers DREAM have been a surprise behind Allyssa Connor (averaging 12 points a game). The Monarchs cannot be counted out with Guiesha Smith, who leads the league in points (31 per game) and rebounds (19 per contest), and the Comets have a proven scorer in Alicia Turner (averaging 17.2 points per game). 

Albis-Amaya

Albis Amaya is one of Cayman’s top young players. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

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