January 7, 2011

Balanced Attack Propels Knights Past Berkeley

Buena Vista, Va. – In its first action since Dec. 8, the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team had thirteen different players score Friday evening as the Knights cruised past Berkeley College, 85-37.

The Knights, who have now won seven of their last eight games, including six straight, appeared to pick up where they left off before the long layoff as their suffocating defense held Berkeley to only 18 percent shooting for the game. 

Spenser Briggs set the tone early for Southern Virginia and led all scorers with 16 points while retrieving 10 rebounds. After missing seven games due to a knee injury, Casey Nye returned to provide a spark for the Knights off the bench, adding 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Isaac Jacobson also netted 12 points to go along with his game-high five assists, while brother Anders Jacobson chipped in 10 points and 8 boards. Travis Van Noy provided the Knights with a valuable inside presence, hauling in a career-high 13 rebounds in only 23 minutes of play.

Men's basketball will play again on Saturday, Jan. 8 in the final game of the 2011 Knights New Year Classic.

Watch a replay of this and past Southern Virginia athletic events.