Taking Ova evens V.I. Pride title series at 1-1
Published: August 15, 2012
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Khalid Gerard led Taking Ova with 31 points and 17 rebounds as they defeated Legacy, 91-67, in Game 2 of the V.I. Pride Summer Open Basketball League Finals on Monday at the Charlotte Amalie High School gym. The win evened the best-of-5 series at 1-1.
Legacy stayed within striking distance most of the game, trailing by only seven points at halftime and by eight after the third quarter, but a Taking Ova outscored Legacy, 32-16, in the fourth quarter to earn a comfortable win.
Jahbari Brown was second on Taking Ova with 20 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Ryan Mills with 17 points. Legacy's top scorers were Malik Hodge with 19 points, and Rasheem Richards with 14 points.
Game 3 of the series was Tuesday night, and Game 4 is 8 p.m. tonight.
V.I. wins medals at powerlifting event
Three U.S. Virgin Islands powerlifters returned with a total of four medals from the 10th IPF/NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships in Georgetown in the Cayman Islands. Teams from 10 countries and territories, including the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, competed in the tournament held in late July,
The USVI finished fourth in the overall standings with 32 points. The U.S. led the way with 54 points, followed by Puerto Rico with 40, and the Cayman Islands with 36. The BVI finished in sixth place, but tied with the fifth-place Trinidad and Tobago team with 24 points.
William Schouten won the 120-kilogram class for the third straight year with a total lift of 2,134 pounds, including 522.5 pounds in the benchpress, 927.3 pounds in the squat and 709.5 pounds in the deadlift.
Alex Gaskin returned with a gold medal in the Sub-Junior class and a silver medal in the Open class after he benched 319 pounds, squatted 566.5 pounds and dead lifted 577.5 pounds for a total of 1,463 pounds.
Elbert Joseph followed Gaskin in the Sub-Junior class with a silver medal after lifting 1,221 pounds, including 269 in the bench press, 451 pounds in the squat and 500.5 pounds in the dead lift.
Ha'Penny to Divi Time Trial cycling race held on St. Croix
Apolinar Acevedo Jr. finished the 9-mile course from Ha'Penny Beach to Divi Carina Bay in 27 minutes and 19 seconds to win the V.I. Cycling Federation's Ha'Penny to Divi Time Trial earlier this month. Seventeen cyclists turned out for the event.
Paul Trivino followed Acevedo in the Elite class with a time of 28:47. Glen Massiah was third in 29:03.
David Parris won the Expert class in 28:41, followed by James Meyers in 31:05 and Nelson Rojas right on his heels in 31:06. Edwin Cruz won the Sport class in 33:24, followed by Morgan Theophane in 33:53 and Valentino Gario in 35:21.
Frederick Rollins was the only participant in the Masters class and he finished in 43:26.