TAKOMA PARK, Md. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team's winning streak ended at seven games Tuesday night as the Knights fell to NCAA Division II foe Washington Adventist University, 79-74.
Southern Virginia led by eight points 13 minutes into the first half when Washington Adventist exploded offensively and road a 26-5 run into halftime. After Washington Adventist pushed its lead to a game-high 18 two minutes into the second half, the Knights responded with a run of their own, outscoring the Shock 22-6 over a six minute stretch to make the score 60-58 at the 11:53 mark.
Despite its spirited comeback—the Knights came within two of the Shock seven more times in the final 12 minutes of play—Southern Virginia never regained the lead from Washington Adventist down the stretch and suffered defeat for the first time since Thanksgiving weekend.
Men's basketball now has 10 days off before hosting USCAA rival, The Apprentice School on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.