Islander Women's Basketball Using Bubble in hopes of saving season

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 17:35:26-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — After postponing their first three Southland Conference games due to COVID-19, the Islander men's basketball team resumed team activities this week but the Islander women have not suffered any stoppage of play so far.
They have a big conference game at SFA Wednesday.

Women's head coach Royce Chadwick says if his team wants to keep playing, they will have to abide by some new rules.

"We have asked these young ladies to do things we have never asked them to do before," said Chadwick. " They can't go out and socialize, no movies, stay out of restaurants and do things to keep our team together. They are essentially in a bubble to try and prepare themselves to play basketball games."

The players have responded well to the new guidelines because they know the rest of their season is at stake.

"We just have to stay tight," said Islander forward Alecia Westbrook. "If we have to go to the store, we make sure our mask is up, take hand sanitizer everywhere we go so we don't catch the virus."

Following Wednesday's game at SFA, the ladies return home Saturday to host Abilene Christian on campus inside the Dugan Center. Game time is 1:00 p.m.