Douglas with 25 in Loss to Gulls

Douglas with 25 in Loss to Gulls

By Nick Porter

SALISBURY, Md. – In the final road game of the 2016-17 season, the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team fell 77-67 to Salisbury University.

A tough first have of shooting led to a 21-point deficit at the half for the Knights (4-19, 2-14 CAC), who shot just 1-11 from three-point range.

The second half, however, was a different story as Southern Virginia connected five times from downtown and shot over 46% from the field. Rashay Douglas had 18 of his 25 points in the second half to lead all scorers and help the Knights outscore the Sea Gulls (19-4, 14-2 CAC) by nine in the second half.

The Knights only had nine turnovers in the second half, but Salisbury, who clinched a first-round bye in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, only had nine the entire game.

Center Cale Thornton earned his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Alec Johnson added nine points and six boards from the bench and Michael Price also chipped in nine. 

Southern Virginia returns home on Wednesday to host Christopher Newport at 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Sports Arena.