Unni unifies Suffolk men’s basketball
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As the final buzzer sounded on Feb. 23, it marked the end of a career for senior captain Caleb Unni, as the Suffolk Rams were eliminated from the GNAC playoffs. At one point, the highly contested game was neck-and-neck. By the end of the first half Suffolk was on top by one point.
But, after halftime, the Lasell Lasers, came out with guns blazing hitting shot after shot. The Rams were unable to keep up.
The Rams were down four going into the half. But headed in the second half, the team could not keep up with Lasell while fighting until the end. The team ended up losing 78-64.
“I believe what went wrong is that during the second half we just could not hit shots,” said Unni.
Recalling the nerve racking final moments of the game, Unni said, after the game he still felt the team competed hard and gave all they had on the floor.
“Even though we lost, I was very proud of the way our team fought till the end. We never gave up.
On senior night, Unni became the 28th member of the men’s basketball program 1000-point club. In addition, he was named to the All-GNAC Sportsmanship team for having the highest GPA on the team.
Unni recalled his time as a leader for the team and believed he did everything right to improve each season.
“This was also my third season as captain of the basketball team,” said Unni. “I believe every year I improved on being a leader to my teammates.”
Looking forward to next season, Unni sees a bright future for Suffolk’s men’s basketball.
“This team has a group of great freshman that have so much potential,” said Unni. “I am very excited to see them play in the coming years.”
This season has been a memorable one for Unni and believes his final season as a part of the Suffolk Ram’s team was an accomplishment.
The team looks forward to next season to build on and improve from this season and start their quest to win the GNAC championship, for the first time since 2002 according to Suffolk athletics.