The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) women’s basketball team ended their season-opening road trip with a 78-61 loss in their second matchup with Florida Memorial University (FMU) at the FMU Wellness Center in Miami Gardens, Florida on Thursday night.
The Lady Bucs jumped out to an early lead on the Lions until relinquishing it midway through the first quarter. The two teams traded baskets at that point until FMU pulled away. The Buccaneers, however, stayed within striking distance for the remainder of the quarter.
UVI forward Kashay Bass scored a game-high 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field. Defensively, the junior added five rebounds and three blocks to her stat line. Junior guard Jordan Carter recorded 15 points and was the second leading scorer for the lady Bucs.
For FMU, Dasiah Thorton led her team with 16 points.
The Lady Buccaneers return to action at home in the Elridge Blake Sports at Fitness Center with back-to-back matchups against Champion Christian College on November 29 and December 1, both at 6 p.m. AST.
About UVI Athletics
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and, as of July 1, 2023, competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Entering the 2023-24 season, the Buccaneers will begin their 17th season of athletic competition. As the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Caribbean, UVI currently sponsors six sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.
For more information on UVI Athletics, visit UVIAthletics.com