Written by Chris Pendleton
BRISTOL, Va.—Sophomore guard Anders Jacobson led all players on Wednesday with a career-high 26 points helping the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team move to 3-0 on the season with a 91-79 win at Virginia Intermont College.
A. Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) went 5-of-11 from the field and connected on 15 of his 16 free throw attempts, while his older brothers Jonathan Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) and Isaac Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) were the Knight's second and third leading scorers on the evening adding 15 and 14 points respectively. The trio of brothers combined for more than half (55) of the Knights' 91 points at Virginia Intermont.
J. Jacobson also led all players Wednesday with 12 rebounds in only the second game of his Southern Virginia career.
Senior center Travis Van Noy also had one of his best outings to date in his 36th career game as a Knight scoring 11 to go along with 10 boards for his first double-double of the year.
Southern Virginia (3-0) looked sharp early growing its lead over Virginia Intermont (2-2) for most of the first half.
When a made jumper by A. Jacobson gave the Knights a 16-point lead (36-20) with only 5:39 remaining in the opening period it appeared that Southern Virginia would cruise to its third win of the young season. The Cobras responded, however, with a 15-2 run to close out the half cutting Southern Virginia's lead to three (38-35) just before the break.
Although the Cobras' run rattled the Knights, Southern Virginia regained its composure in the second half, never relinquishing its lead on the way to a 12-point victory over a very talented Virginia Intermont squad.
"It was war out there," said fourth-year head coach Brian Pendleton following Wednesday's physical matchup that saw two Knights—junior Casey Nye and freshman Justin Langford—foul out and two more—J. Jacobson and Van Noy—finish with four fouls a piece.
After starting the season 3-0 for only the second time in program history, men's basketball looks to stay perfect on Friday, Nov. 11 when it travels to Elizabeth City, N.C. for a game at Elizabeth City State University at 7:30 p.m.