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USVI Loses First Game Against USA in 2019 Pan Am Games Debut

The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team took a loss to the United States in their first game for the 2019 Pan American Games on Wednesday with a score of 119- 84.
Team USA Poses with their Gold Medals after capturing Gold in the FIBA u-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand.

STT Native Boston Helps USA Win Another Gold Medal

Aliyah Boston, originally from St. Thomas, has helped Team USA win another gold medal, this time at the under-19 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Thailand, and V.I. hoop fans will get a chance to see her play on island this fall.

USVI Kicks Off Competition at 2019 Pan American Games

Team ISV’s delegation will be represented by nearly 50 athletes, coaches, support staff and officials for the duration of the Games which takes take place from July 26 through Aug. 11.

TBG Plans to Bring Basketball Camps to USVI

The group’s goal is to identify and expose student athletes in the V.I. and across the U.S. who are considered “diamonds in the rough” or “under the radar” to provide them with a platform for recruitment opportunities.

V.I. Splits First Two Games of U-17 CebtroBasket; Needs Win Friday to Advance

The Virgin Islands were victorious in the opening game of the Boys U-17 CentroBasket Championship, defeating El Salvador 90-62 Wednesday night in Puerto Rico.

Virgin Islands Will Participate in 2019 Pan-American Games in Peru

The 2019 Pan-American Games will officially get underway on Friday, July 25 and the Virgin Islands are sending athletes to compete in athletics, men’s and women’s basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, sailing and swimming.
Tim Duncan with Sputs head coach Gregg Popovich. (Photo from Complex.com)

Tim Duncan Is Spurs’ New Assistant Coach

Three years away from the game may have been too long for Crucian-born 15-time NBA all-star Tim Duncan, who will return to the NBA as an assistant coach for the the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Monday.
Coach Jareem Dowling, back to the camera in the green shirt, talks to the team at practice. (Submitted photo)

V.I. Boys Travel to PR for U-17 CentroBasket Tourney

The Virgin Islands will participate in the 2019 U-17 Boys Basketball CentroBasket Championships in Puerto Rico beginning Wednesday, playing five games in five days against other Caribbean and Central American nations.
Jett Blaschka of the USVI drives the ball upfield against Barbados Sunday. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

Barbados Rolls 5-0, Blocking USVI from Advancing

The U.S. Virgin Islands started Sunday's Olympic qualifying soccer game on St. Croix with hope that if it could Barbados by more than one goal, it would advance a step closer to the Olympics. But the visitors broke open the scoring early and never looked back, winning the game 5-0 and clinching a spot in the next round of Olympic qualification.
Cuba and Barbados battle for possession. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Barbados Win Gives USVI a Chance to Advance Sunday

Barbados came out victorious in a physical contest over Cuba, 1-0, on Friday night at the Bethlehem Soccer Complex on St. Croix, opening the door for the U.S. Virgin Islands to advance in the first round of Olympic qualifiers when the home team faces Barbados Sunday afternoon.

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