The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Lady Buccaneer basketball team opened its three-game road trip with a loss to conference foe, Fisk University, on Thursday night, 80-40, at the Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium in Nashville.
In the game, UVI (1-15, 1-11) struggled offensively and excessive turnovers contributed to the lopsided contest in favor of the Lady Bulldogs who controlled the game wire-to-wire.
Freshman guard Ashukamayah Phillips led the Lady Bucs on offense with a game-high 18 points.
On the other end of the floor junior guard Mia Davis showed well in the stat sheet as she recorded seven rebounds, two steals, and a block.
For Fisk University, A’niya Young had 16 points to lead the way.
The Lady Buccaneers will continue the second leg of their road trip as they head to Huntsville, Alabama to take on Oakwood University. In the last matchup between the two teams, the Ambassadors came out victorious at the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center. Tip-off is at 6:30 CST and can be streamed on Channel 120 of the HBCU+ app.
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.