The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball had a shot at getting its second straight win in the Beach Bash Classic.

Virginia’s The Apprentice School had other plans, thwarting the Buccaneers’ second-half rally for a 61-60 loss to the Builders on Friday in Hialeah, Fla.

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