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CHRISTIANSTED — It started off as a phone call out of the blue to Tajama Abraham-Ngongba. But it didn’t take many more to convince the St. Croix native to return as head coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior women’s national basketball team. Abraham-Ngongba, currently in her eighth season as

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SAN JUAN — Woody Allen once famously said that 80 percent of success in life is just showing up. And the U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team is living proof that that adage still holds true — after parlaying a 1-5 record into a FIBA championship berth. Three straight losses in last month’s final

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SAN JUAN — After a hard-fought overtime victory against the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, the Dominican Republic officially qualified as part of Group C for the 2022 AmeriCup tournament. Dominican Republic’s bench players were the difference makers in the 103-99 victory, contributing

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national team will play its final first-round games in its own backyard — Puerto Rico — for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers. The USVI national team’s best player and scoring leader, Walter Hodge, is a native of Puerto Rico — so

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FREDERIKSTED — A woman was on the phone with a 911 operator telling her that a former star basketball player was under attack — when suddenly she heard sounds like he was being shot to death on Thursday morning, authorities said. Jonathan Adrian Fontenelle, 28, of Grove Place was positively

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cuba couldn’t defend its house, but three days later achieved a paramount victory in its intentions to return to the most significant continental stage. The Cuban national team recovered from its defeat in Havana in the first game after defeating the U.S. Virgin Islands, 91-64, at the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico will host a qualifying round for the 3×3 basketball tournament that has become part of the FIBA World Cup. It’s actually the first-ever qualifier event for this particular subset of FIBA basketball. It will take place from May 4th to 5th. The qualifier will consist

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ men’s national team pulled one out of the hat on Sunday to eke out a victory in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s Americas Qualifiers. Game high scorer Georgio Milligan stepped up to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 64-59. The USVI’s defeat

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Brazil became the fifth team in the Americas to qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after defeating the Virgin Islands, 104-80, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas on Thursday. Brazil join Argentina, Canada, USA and Venezuela as the teams that have

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NASSAU — The Virgin Islands’ men’s national basketball team got its first win in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier tournament, besting the Bahamas 93-85 last night in the Sir Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium. The 51st ranked team in FIBA rankings were world beaters in the FIBA AmeriCup Championships

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