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UVI LADY BUCS TO OPEN BASKETBALL HOME SEASON

Dec. 10, 2002 – The Lady Buccaneer basketball squad of the University of the Virgin Islands opens a seven-game fall home season on St. Thomas Monday, Dec. 16. The Bucs will host five teams from the United States during a three-week period. Four of the squads are from NCAA Division III schools and one is a Division II contender.
The opener will be against Eastern Mennonite University's Lady Royals, who will be visiting from Harrisonburg, Va. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Admission is $2, or $1 for children under age 12.
The UVI Lady Bucs are coming off a successful 9-1 season in Puerto Rico's ODI league. UVI coach Cyril Benjamin's 11-woman squad is led by graduate student Elbe Brathwaite, and seniors Natasha Pickering, Latoya Garvey and Chalma Moorhead.
Other teams visiting St. Thomas for the Lady Bucs' winter season include Berea (Ky.) College, Scranton (Pa.) College, Emmanuel College from Boston, and Wheeling Jesuit University, the Division II squad, from Wheeling, W.Va.
The game schedule is as follows:
Dec. 16 – UVI vs. Eastern Mennonite – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 17 – Berea vs. Eastern Mennonite – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 – UVI vs. Berea College – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 – UVI vs. Berea College – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 – UVI vs. Scranton College – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 – UVI vs. Emmanuel College – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 31 – Scranton vs. Emmanuel – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 – UVI vs. Wheeling Jesuit – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 – UVI vs. Wheeling Jesuit – TBA
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