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Virgin Islands’ AmeriCup Team 2017

The Virgin Islands women’s basketball team opened the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup with a tough opponent, the host team, falling 80-48. The V.I. team played well in the first half, but it couldn’t stop 16th-ranked Argentina in the game breaking third. Argentina took the frame 34-7. Imani Tate led the team in scoring with 19 points as well as eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Virgin Islands shot 29 percent from the field, including 7.7 percent from beyond the arc. V.I. was the smaller team, but it won the battle of the boards 43-40. 

The basketball team from America’s Paradise has no time to rest; it will face 30th-ranked Venezuela at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. The last time these clubs met it was the South American team edging the Virgin Islands, 69-62, with Victoria Hamilton giving them all kinds of trouble pouring in 20 points and 14 rebounds back in 2015.

To follow the team, go to http://www.fiba.com/womensamericup/2017

The photo of the Virgin Islands team includes: Natalie Day, Limoges France; Lanese Bough Isabela, Puerto Rico; Imani Tate, Albany University; Anisha George, Moberly Area CC; Victoria Hamilton, Radford University; Taylor Jones, Oakland University; I’Tiana Taylor, East Carolina University; Tanecka Carey, Southern Mississippi; Kadesha Barry, Southern University; Raemeisha Claxton, Panola CC; Coach William Colon; Assistant Coach Clint Williams, Moberly Area CC; Trainer, Jerry Smith, Therapy Works; and Team Manager Jalani Horton

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The last time these clubs met it was the South American team edging the Virgin Islands, 69-62, with Victoria Hamilton giving them all kinds of trouble pouring in 20 points and 14 rebounds back in 2015.

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Virgin Islands' AmeriCup Team 2017
The Virgin Islands women’s basketball team opened the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup with a tough opponent, the host team, falling 80-48. The V.I. team played well in the first half, but it couldn’t stop 16th-ranked Argentina in the game breaking third. Argentina took the frame 34-7. Imani Tate led the team in scoring with 19 points as well as eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Virgin Islands shot 29 percent from the field, including 7.7 percent from beyond the arc. V.I. was the smaller team, but it won the battle of the boards 43-40.  The basketball team from America’s Paradise has no time to rest; it will face 30th-ranked Venezuela at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. The last time these clubs met it was the South American team edging the Virgin Islands, 69-62, with Victoria Hamilton giving them all kinds of trouble pouring in 20 points and 14 rebounds back in 2015. To follow the team, go to http://www.fiba.com/womensamericup/2017 The photo of the Virgin Islands team includes: Natalie Day, Limoges France; Lanese Bough Isabela, Puerto Rico; Imani Tate, Albany University; Anisha George, Moberly Area CC; Victoria Hamilton, Radford University; Taylor Jones, Oakland University; I'Tiana Taylor, East Carolina University; Tanecka Carey, Southern Mississippi; Kadesha Barry, Southern University; Raemeisha Claxton, Panola CC; Coach William Colon; Assistant Coach Clint Williams, Moberly Area CC; Trainer, Jerry Smith, Therapy Works; and Team Manager Jalani Horton The last time these clubs met it was the South American team edging the Virgin Islands, 69-62, with Victoria Hamilton giving them all kinds of trouble pouring in 20 points and 14 rebounds back in 2015.