By Tatiana Monsen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—The Southern Virginia men's basketball team held off Bridgewater College 92-88 in an exciting overtime game to earn their first win of the season.
Despite Bridgewater's (1-3) impressive shooting in the first half, including 81.8% from the three-point line with nine treys, the Knights (1-3) were able to make a comeback after trailing 46-36 at the half. Southern Virginia outscored the Eagles in the second half as well as in the overtime period to get the win.
Seniors David Baety and Anders Jacobson led the Knights with 20 and 19 points. Jacobson was 12-13 from the line, securing the lead for the Knights in overtime. Sophomore Aarun Rumbaugh had 16 points and four rebounds on the night.
The major difference in the game was offensive rebounds. The Knights had 17 offensive rebounds and scored 17 second chance points compared to Bridgewater's five. Overall Southern Virginia won the rebound battle 42-30.
"It was great to get a win. We had to hang in there with our game plan and be patient and it paid off," said head coach Tony Caputo, "We focused on taking care of the ball and getting possessions through turnovers and rebounds."
The Knights travel to Newport News, Virginia to take on The Apprentice School on Saturday, November 28 before they start conference play in December. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.