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Doubles for Carey & Victor, whilst Maloney off to fast start!

Norville Carey sunk 11 points as Southern Miss. beat Houston 73-54. He and Deon Edwin both picked up 2 rebounds in the win. Photo: Supplied
Ray Victor also had a double points night as the Warner University Royals went down 69-65 to the Bobcats as
Ray Victor also had a double points night as the Warner University Royals went down 69-65 to the Bobcats as "JR" notched 8 points in the defeat. Photo: Charlie Jackson/VINO
Dominique Maloney has had a fast start to her Indoor Season with good performances in the 400m and Relay events for the Portland State Vikings. Photo: Supplied
Dominique Maloney has had a fast start to her Indoor Season with good performances in the 400m and Relay events for the Portland State Vikings. Photo: Supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands' student athletes abroad continue to make strong performances for their universities as Basketball Conference play resumes and the indoor track season kicks into high gear.

Jerrold Brooks scored 16 points and Southern Mississippi used a strong first half to beat Houston 73-54 on Saturday January 12, 2013.

Daveon Boardingham finished with 12 points and Norville Carey had 11 for the Golden Eagles (13-4, 2-0 Conference USA), who have won five straight games. Jonathan Mills had 10 rebounds and six points.

With a 17-15 lead, Southern Miss closed the first half with a 19-0 run that was capped by Cedric Jenkins' jumper before heading into halftime with a 36-15 advantage. The Golden Eagles held Houston scoreless for the final 7 minutes of the half.

Carey also picked up 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 18 minutes playing time whilst Deon Edwin finished with 2 rebounds and a steal in 3 minutes on court.

In other basketball games, the Warner University men’s basketball team took on the No. 17 St. Thomas University Bobcats in a Sun Conference matchup on Wednesday night. The Royals came into the game last in the conference standings with a 0-3 mark, while the Bobcats sat atop of the pack with a perfect 3-0 record.

The home team showed off their stellar defense in the first half, which has only been allowing 54 points per game in conference and went into the half time break with a commanding 41-23 lead.

After halftime, the Royals came out with a new found determination and desire to win. Seniors Ian Wilhelm, Mark St. Fort and Ray Victor helped lead the monumental comeback for Warner. With just under four minutes left, the Royals finally took the lead over St. Thomas off a three pointer by Victor to make it 57-56. The game went back and forth until the waning seconds. Defense was the key to the game for the Bobcats as they forced two crucial turnovers in the last minute to pull away for good, clinching a 69-65 victory.

The 15 points by Mark St. Fort led the Royals, while the senior also managed to grab eight boards. Ian Wilhelm was just behind him with 13 points, while Ray Victor concluded the double-digit scorers for Warner with 10 points. The 23 turnovers allowed by the Royals, helped the Bobcats squeak away with a narrow four point win.

Victor added 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist to his nights work whilst Halstead Chiverton finished a poor night of shooting with 8 points, going 2 of 8 from the field, only hitting 1 of 6 3 pointers. He was a perfect 3 of 3 from the free throw line and added 2 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

In Track

Dominique Maloney and the Portland State track and field teams competed at the University of Washington Preview held in the Dempsey Indoor Track. Maloney proved one of the fastest PSU entrants with a time of 57.54 in the 400m, which was good enough for a 4th place finish.

Maloney and the Vikings had opened the 2012-13 season on Dec. 1 when it competed in the Jackson's Open in Nampa, Idaho. The meet hosted by Boise State, saw PSU's sprinters pick up where they left off last season as  the 4x400-meter relay team of Dejuanae Toliver, Joenisha Vinson, Ashley Frazier and Dominique Maloney were just under nine seconds short of capturing first place, taking second with a time of 3:54.72.

Maloney also ran the 55 m in a time of 7.20 (converted from 60m time).

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