Men’s basketballers in quarterfinals

Jorge Ebanks has pushed the pace for the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands national men’s basketball team have advanced to the quarterfinals at the NatWest Island Games being played in Gotland, Sweden.

After a heart-breaking double-overtime loss to Gibraltar (108-105) on Sunday, the team rebounded strongly with dominant wins over Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.

Deandre Simpson rises up against Isle of Man.

The two wins came by a combined 82 points, thumping Isle of Man 112-56 on Monday and then downing Isle of Wight 84-58 the following day.

At the end of group play, Cayman finished second with a 2-1 record behind undefeated Gibraltar. They’ve won over many fans here due to their entertaining up-tempo style of play.

Next up is a date with Jersey in the last eight on Wednesday, 28 June. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. in the Cayman Islands). A win takes them through to the semifinals on Thursday.

Other quarterfinal match-ups: Saaremaa vs Isle of Wight, Guernsey vs Froya, and Gibraltar vs Menorca.

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