Togetherness prevails in STT soccer action


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ST. THOMAS - Togetherness has moved into second place in the St. Thomas Region's League after defeating The Laraza, 3-1, at Lionel Roberts Stadium.

Tito Lewis scored in each half, and Rigoberto Mega scored Togetherness' first goal and assisted on one of Lewis' goals. Mega scored 26 minutes into the game, and Lewis made the lead 2-0 shortly before the half.

Ian Daley tightened the match in the 68th minute with a goal for The Laraza. Lewis responded with his second goal with one minute left. Waitikubuli won by forfeit over New Vibes in other league play late week.

Positive Vibes 3, HT Victory 1

The No. 1 team in the league, Positive Vibes, scored three first-half goals and held on for a 3-1 win over HT Victory on Nov. 6 at Lionel Roberts Stadium.

Deonis Stephens scored the first goal in the 31st minute and Amon Bascombe added two more before the break.

HT Victory's Bellvue Bedel scored nine minutes into the second half with a header off the corner kick from Hercelyn Malbranche. HT Victory's Wakendel Laurent, the league's leading scorer, missed much of the second half with a minor injury.

Raymix won by forfeit over UWS in the only other match scheduled that night.

Pride Basketball Association

The men's 37-and-over and women's open championships are set for Sunday in the V.I. Pride fall league.

The men's title game is set for 3:30 p.m. between Cool Breeze and Brothers United at Charlotte Amalie High School. The teams finished 3-2 and 2-3, respectively, but both upset higher seeded teams in the semifinals.

Cool Breeze is led by the league's second and third top scorers. Vancito Farrington (16.5 ppg) and Dean Christian (11.4) also appear throughout the top five in most statistical categories. Mario Caines led the league in free throw percentage, finishing 10-of-10.

Brothers United takes a losing record into the final, but a championship will trump a .500 record. Rupert Aska leads the league in assists at three per game and will help facilitate the team's leading scorer Sean Georges.

The women's final pits undefeated Best Ah De Crop (6-0) against second-place Xclusive (4-2) at 2 p.m. Best Ah De Crop is led by the league's top three scorers - Jenicia Stephens (11.7), Rena Stephens (11.0) and Tamara Petersen (8.2). Petersen leads the league in assists (4.1) and steals 4.3).

To deal Best Ah De Crop its first loss, Xclusive will need a big game from Ranai Evans. She leads her team in scoring and rebounding among players with six appearances. Evans lost a fellow post presence when CAHS senior Edidiong Utibe tore the ACL in her right knee three weeks ago during a game.

- Contact Tim Chapman at 714-9102 or tchapman@dailynews.vi.

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