The Virgin Islands Men’s National Basketball team commenced their action-packed journey at the San Salvador 2023 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in El Salvador with a tough match against Team Dominican Republic.
Early Show of Strength: Team ISV’s Command of the Boards
In the early stages, Team ISV displayed resilience, leading in rebounds and assists, and ending the first quarter tied with Team DOM 24-24.
Second Quarter Slips: Team ISV Faces Challenges
The game began to slip away from Team ISV in the second quarter, with their 5-16 shooting trailing by six points at halftime.
Third Quarter Turmoil: Costly Turnovers for Team ISV
The third quarter saw Team ISV facing some challenges with five costly turnovers, as Team DOM took control of the rebounds. By the end of the third quarter, Team ISV was down 62-52.
Final Quarter Summary: Team ISV’s Struggle to Keep Up
The final quarter proved tough for Team ISV, managing to score only five points from the field and free-throw line, while Team DOM surged ahead with an additional 20 points. Ultimately, a 20-point difference marked Team ISV’s loss at 82-62.
Looking Forward: The Road Ahead for Team ISV at the San Salvador 2023 CAC Games
Despite the setback, the Virgin Islands Men’s squad remains focused. They were initially scheduled to face Team Bahamas, which did not show up to the San Salvador 2023 CAC Games. The next challenge for Team ISV is slated for July 3, 2023, when they will confront Team Nicaragua.