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VI Senior Women’s Basketball Team to Compete at Tournament in El Salvador

(L to R) VI Senior Women’s Basketball Team– Back Row: Taylor Jones, Imani Tate, Anisha George, Lanese Bough and Naja Ngongba; Front row: Akia Frett, Kadesha Barry, Brittney Matthew and Akeema Richards

The Virgin Islands Senior Women’s Basketball Team is out to get what they never lost at the 2021 CentroBasket Tournament. Back in 2017, the women from the territory surprised Central American and Caribbean foes by claiming the gold medal, the first of any kind for a U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) national team.

In 2019, the team chance of defending the title never occurred due in part to the timing of the event; however, the V.I. women are out to claim medals by opening the round robin tournament against the 2019 gold medalist and Olympic-bound Puerto Rico in El Salvador.

The tournament will commence on Wednesday, March 24 and will conclude on Sunday, March 28. The schedule as follows:

Wednesday, March 24 vs. No. 23-ranked Puerto Rico (5 p.m.)

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Thursday, March 25 vs. No. 96-ranked Costa Rica (5 p.m.)

Friday, March 26 vs. No. 44-ranked Dominican Republic (11 p.m.)

Saturday, March 27 vs. No. 29-ranked Cuba (11 p.m.)

Sunday, March 28 vs. No. 85-ranked El Salvador (8 p.m.)

The top four finishers advance to the AmeriCup, which is scheduled for June 11-19.

To follow the team: http://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2021

The games will be broadcast live on YouTube. The entire Virgin Islands is asked to support the women from the territory.

Sponsors: Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isvbasketball/

Facebook: Virgin Islands Basketball

Players

Kadesha Barry (Southern University) 5-7 Guard

Akeema Richards (Delaware University) 5-8 Guard

Imani Tate (Albany University) 5-8 Guard

Taylor Jones (Detroit) 5-8 Guard/Forward

Anisha George (North Texas University) 6-2 Center

Lanese Bough (Nebraska Omaha) 5-8 Guard

Naja Ngongba (Woodbridge High School) 5-11 Forward

Akia Frett (Langston University) 5-4 Guard

Brittney Matthew (Stephen F. Austin) 5-2 Guard

Staff

Tajama Ngongba, Head Coach

Clint Williams, Assistant Coach

LaReina Robinson, Manager

Dr. Albert Titus, Doctor

Angel Mateo, Trainer

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(L to R) VI Senior Women’s Basketball Team-- Back Row: Taylor Jones, Imani Tate, Anisha George, Lanese Bough and Naja Ngongba; Front row: Akia Frett, Kadesha Barry, Brittney Matthew and Akeema Richards
The Virgin Islands Senior Women’s Basketball Team is out to get what they never lost at the 2021 CentroBasket Tournament. Back in 2017, the women from the territory surprised Central American and Caribbean foes by claiming the gold medal, the first of any kind for a U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) national team. In 2019, the team chance of defending the title never occurred due in part to the timing of the event; however, the V.I. women are out to claim medals by opening the round robin tournament against the 2019 gold medalist and Olympic-bound Puerto Rico in El Salvador. The tournament will commence on Wednesday, March 24 and will conclude on Sunday, March 28. The schedule as follows: Wednesday, March 24 vs. No. 23-ranked Puerto Rico (5 p.m.) Thursday, March 25 vs. No. 96-ranked Costa Rica (5 p.m.) Friday, March 26 vs. No. 44-ranked Dominican Republic (11 p.m.) Saturday, March 27 vs. No. 29-ranked Cuba (11 p.m.) Sunday, March 28 vs. No. 85-ranked El Salvador (8 p.m.) The top four finishers advance to the AmeriCup, which is scheduled for June 11-19. To follow the team: http://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2021 The games will be broadcast live on YouTube. The entire Virgin Islands is asked to support the women from the territory. Sponsors: Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isvbasketball/ Facebook: Virgin Islands Basketball Players Kadesha Barry (Southern University) 5-7 Guard Akeema Richards (Delaware University) 5-8 Guard Imani Tate (Albany University) 5-8 Guard Taylor Jones (Detroit) 5-8 Guard/Forward Anisha George (North Texas University) 6-2 Center Lanese Bough (Nebraska Omaha) 5-8 Guard Naja Ngongba (Woodbridge High School) 5-11 Forward Akia Frett (Langston University) 5-4 Guard Brittney Matthew (Stephen F. Austin) 5-2 Guard Staff Tajama Ngongba, Head Coach Clint Williams, Assistant Coach LaReina Robinson, Manager Dr. Albert Titus, Doctor Angel Mateo, Trainer