Marymount Runs Past Knights

Marymount Runs Past Knights

By Nick Porter

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Marymount Saints topped the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team 75-67 on Wednesday night in Capital Athletic Conference play.

Notwithstanding a season-high 18 points from Aarun Rumbaugh and Tyler McCreadie's third straight game in double figures, the Knights (3-17, 1-2 CAC) were unable to hold off Marymount's (10-10, 7-6 CAC) second half run.

Southern Virginia shot the ball well during the first half, dropping six treys and shooting 43%. At one point the Knights trailed by nine, but were able to bounce back and cut Marymount's lead to two at the intermission.

The Knights quickly took the lead in the second half with five straight points from Aarun Rumbaugh to spark a 15-4 run and lead by nine.

With ten minutes left in the game, the Saints made their run, scoring 17 points in six minutes compared to Southern Virginia's four. The Knights fought back within one, but back-to-back Marymount three-pointers put the game out of reach for the Knights, who were forced to foul in order to salvage any scoring chances.

The Knights outshot the Saints from the field, shooting 41% with seven threes but had 15 turnovers and only went 52% from the line, compared to the Saints' 25-35 from the charity stripe.

Rumbaugh led the team with 18 points, nine boards and four assists. Rashay Douglas recorded 14 points and four dishes while McCreadie pulled down four rebounds to go with his 12 points. 

Southern Virginia will host Penn St.-Harrisburg on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Knight Sports Arena.