Men’s basketball gains lead in conference

The Castleton men’s basketball team was in Maine over the weekend for two games as they faced conference rivals Husson and Maine-Maritime on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, Castleton had trouble putting the ball in the basket as they shot only 39 percent from the field, shot 6-for-29 from three-point land and committed 13 turnovers as they fell 94-69 against Husson.
“They played with a lot more desperation than we did,” Coach Paul Culpo said. “We never matched their intensity they just played better that night.”
Logan White led the Spartans with 17 points and Chris Barletta added six points and seven assists in the loss.
On Saturday it was a different story for the Spartans as they defeated Maine-Maritime 91-71.
Castleton was down at half but was able to outscore Maine-Maritime by 23 points in the second half to secure a big win.
“We changed the way we were playing in the second half,” Culpo said. “Everything we did was flowing nicely; we did a great job of rallying.”
White had himself a game scoring 30 points on 12-for-21 shooting and hitting three-threes.
Dammy Mustapha also had a great game scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the win.
“MMA (Maine-Maritime Academy) was tough,” Barletta said. “They had a ton of perimeter threats.”
After the weekend the Spartans have improved to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
The Spartans play again on Dec. 10 against Springfield College at home.
“We are 3-1 in the league,” Culpo said. “We are still trying to figure out the right way to play but we made great strides over the weekend.”

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