The wrath of winter Storm Nemo couldn’t stop Castleton men’s basketball team from handling business on the court Saturday verses Green Mountain in a 89-87 Spartan victory. Junior Logan White dropped seven 3-pointers, finishing the day with an icy 29 points.
“It was a great win for our team” White said. “I was really feeling my shot in the second half.”
Senior Mark Comstock led the Spartans with a career-high 35 points and 10 rebounds.
“We let them hang around too long, but we grinded it out” said Comstock, “I wasn’t really thinking about how many points I was scoring, I was just trying to win.”
Late in the game with 1:23 left on the clock, Comstock hit a huge free throw to put the Spartans up 89-84. Green Mountain responded with a 3-pointer with less than a minute on the clock, making it 89-87. The Eagles would get one final chance with less than 20 seconds left on the clock.
Down by two, Green Mountain’s Carnelius Green launched up a buzzer beating 3 pointer, but great defense from Castleton senior guard Tyler Ackley made Green rattle the rim and left the Spartans victorious.
“We knew he hit a game winner in the last game they played, so I wanted to force him right and make it hard for him to get a shot off” said Ackley. “We knew he was going to take the last shot, I just wanted to make it as difficult as possible for him.”
Castleton closes out the last away game of the regular season at New England College on Feb 14. Castleton will have it’s final home game two days later on Feb. 16 vs. Colby Sawyer at 1 p.m.
The Spartans improve to 12-10 overall, and 10-5 in conference. The NAC tournament starts Feb. 19, where the Spartan’s will begin the journey to defend the NAC title.