ST. THOMAS - Some of the biggest names in the history of women's basketball have played and coached at the Paradise Jam.
Candace Parker. Skylar Diggins. Geno Auriemma. Maya Moore. Pat Summitt. Breanna Stewart. Jackie Stiles.
The 15th edition of the women's basketball tournament will feature another elite field, headlined by a top-10 team seeking to get its program over the Sweet 16 hurdle and alongside its men's program in the pantheon of its sport.
The U.S. Virgin Islands earned its first medal on Tuesday at the Central American and Caribbean Games, as Laverne Jones earned bronze in the women's 100 meters in Veracruz, Mexico.
Jones raced to a 11.53 seconds in the final, as Andrea Purica of Venezuela won in 11.29. Nediam Vargas of Venezuela won silver at 11.43.
"For the time of year, it's good," Jones said of her time. "As a professional track and field athlete, we don't run fast until the latter part of the season. It's rare to have a competition on November, so I wasn't focused on my time, but more focused on bringing back a medal."
The University of the Virgin Islands men's soccer team closed out its season with a 0-0 tie on the road at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras fieldm on Tuesday afternoon.
The Buccaneers lost the Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria quarterfinal series to Rio Piedras after dropping the first match 4-0 Saturday on St. Croix.
"It was a positive end to a very good year," UVI coach David Santesteban said. "The guys just showed their heart and character."
For almost half a century, the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association has been hosting the annual Innovative Turkey Bowl flag football game.
The game features the best junior varsity and middle school players from the district.
Tonight at Lionel Roberts Stadium a trio of games is scheduled, including the IAA championship game between rivals Charlotte Amalie High School and Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School.
ST. THOMAS -Trey Freeman is fitting in just fine with his new teammates.
In fact, the junior transfer from Campbell is becoming a leader for Old Dominion, and not just on the stat sheet.
Freeman led the Monarchs in scoring for the fifth time in as many games, scoring 22 points in a 58-46 victory Monday against Gardner-Webb in the Paradise Jam third-place game at the University of the Virgin Islands.
ST. THOMAS - If Seton Hall - 25 years removed from its last Final Four appearance in 1989 - is to get back to national prominence, the Pirates will face lots of tough tests on the road there.
Sterling Gibbs showed he can provide the answers.
The junior guard led the initial spark for Seton Hall, and then answered every Illinois State rally late as the Pirates closed out a Paradise Jam championship Monday night with an 84-80 victory at the University of the Virgin Islands.