Knights Slay Lions, Price Leads with Career High

Knights Slay Lions, Price Leads with Career High

By Nick Porter

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team rallied behind a career high from Michael Price to top Penn St.-Harrisburg, 88-76, at home, in Capital Athletic Conference action.

The Knights (4-17, 2-12 CAC) earned their second CAC win of the year in dramatic fashion, shooting 35-45 at the free through line in a physical battle against the Lions (9-12, 6-8 CAC).

Southern Virginia hit six of its seven three-pointers in the first half and shot 59.3% overall, while holding Penn St. Harrisburg to 29.6% shooting to start the game. At the intermission the Knights led 42-27.

The Lions tried to crawl back in the second half, opening with a 12-2 run, but the Knights were able to hold their lead throughout the half.

At the midway point in the half, Southern Virginia had a run of their own, with ten straight points, including eight free throws from a pair of personal and technical fouls. The Knights continued to stretch their lead and top the Lions 88-76 for the largest winning margin of the year.

Price led all players with 25 points, including two treys and 13 free throws. Cale Thornton recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Rashay Douglas and Tyler McCreadie were the other Knights in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Alec Johnson led all players with six assists and grabbed six boards. Aarun Rumbaugh pulled down seven rebounds and chipped in nine points from two three-pointers.

The Knights now head to Frostburg State on Wednesday, February 8. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m.