UVI St. Croix Campus Basketball Team
Chris Sealey |
ST. CROIX – Opening UVI St. Croix’s Student Government League’s basketball season, the university welcomed the VI National Guard basketball team, the Spartans, to an exhibition basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11. In the end, the university claimed victory over the visitors, winning the game 46-38. Eddie Castillo topped score with 15 points and Chris Sealey pitched in with 11 points.
Senior forward Sealey started the game scoring the UVI team’s first 8 points.
“Chris came out the hole firing,” Castillo stated after the game. “The team’s mindset early was to set the tone defensively which got the team going offensively.”
By the end of the first quarter Spartans were down by 8.
“I was definitely aware of players like Sealey and Castillo,” Coach Webster of the Spartans said. “I told my team to focus on those two players defensively.”
By halftime the score was tied at 26.
Webster started the second half with his team playing a half-court pressure defense. The Spartans forced some turnovers early, but the great ball handling of senior point guard Amali Krigger helped UVI gain a lead.
“I felt we did well on the defensive end,” Krigger said, “when by playing pressure defense we forced turnovers, mainly because they were weak when it came to ball handling.” Continue reading Basketball Returns to the Albert Sheen Campus