Tag: Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)

Standout USVI Basketball Talent Recognized By International Bodies FIBA, NBA and Nike

SAN ANTONIO — The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the NBA and FIBA. The camp will be held Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at La Loma Centro Deportivo (La Loma), the official home of […]

Dominican Republic Spanks Virgin Islands 100-56 At FIBA World Cup Americas

SANTO DOMINGO — Playing on home soil, Dominican Republic knew that they had a big responsibility to perform in front of a home crowd, and they delivered with their performance against Virgin Islands as they took on their first game of Group C. The Dominican Republic had no mercy for the Virgin Islands senior men’s […]

USA Is Back-To-Back Winner of AmeriCup Thanks To Aliyah Boston’s Double Double

SAN JUAN — The United States women beat Puerto Rico 74-59 on Saturday in the championship game of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. The American team was made up of current college basketball standouts and coached by South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, who is also coach of the Olympic women’s team. Kentucky […]

Boston Sisters Square Off On Opposite Sides In Team USA vs. USVI Matchup

SAN JUAN — For 19-year-old Aliyah Boston, winning gold wearing USA across her chest isn’t a new concept. She plays for coach Dawn Staley year-round at the University of South Carolina and knows what it takes to be a champion, winning gold for USA at the FIBA U19 World Cup 2019, FIBA U17 World Cup […]

USVI Women’s Basketball Team Spanks El Salvador 85-44 At AmeriCup Tournament

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ women’s national basketball team was able to close out the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament with a victory in Puerto Rico. The USVI National Team handily defeated the 85th-ranked El Salvador team 85-44 in group play at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re […]

Brazilian Women’s Team Hands USVI Its 3rd Straight Loss At AmeriCup Tournament

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ women’s national basketball team recorded its third straight loss at the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament in San Juan on Monday afternoon. The 15th-ranked Brazilian team handed the USVI a 77-56 loss in a group-play game at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente after the hometown favorite got off to […]

World’s No. 4 Canada Easily Bests USVI Women’s Basketball Team 101-41

SAN JUAN — Canada dominated from the opening tip-off, easily besting the U.S. Virgin Islands’ women’s basketball team 101-41 at the AmeriCup tournament at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico early this afternoon. Shaina Pellington of Pickering, Ontario led the Canadians in scoring with 16 points and Milton, Ontario, product Kayla Alexander contributed 10 […]

USVI Women’s Basketball Team Looking To Rewrite Script On Colombian Team

SAN JUAN — When the USVI senior women’s basketball team squares off against Colombia at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico at 12:10 p.m. on ESPN+, the current team will try to start a winning streak to erase three previous losses to their current opponent in Americup competition. It’s a rematch from the 2017 AmeriCup, […]

USVI Coach Ngongba Aims To ‘Invest In The Islands Beyond Just Basketball’

MIAMI — It has been a fast and amazing first few months of 2021 for the Virgin Islands Women’s National Team head coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba. In March she was selected to lead the women’s program for the second time on her home islands. Soon after, eight days to be exact, her team began qualifying […]

Homegrown Talent Tapped To Coach U.S. Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball Team

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 an assistant coach on George […]