Prisbrey Scores 20 as Knights Fall in Conference Opener

Prisbrey Scores 20 as Knights Fall in Conference Opener

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team dropped their Capital Athletic Conference opener on Saturday by a score of 74-68 to Penn State-Harrisburg. 

Sophomore Justin Prisbrey (Enterprise, Utah) led all scorers with 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds. He was joined by Aarun Rumbaugh (Auburn, Wash.) and Cale Thornton (Lyman, Maine) who were in the double-digits with 15 and 14 points, and nine and eight rebounds, respectively. 

The Knights (3-2, 0-1 CAC) led the entire first half, by as many as 22, but took a one-point lead into the intermission as the Lions (4-1, 1-0 CAC) made a run to close out the half.

Five lead changes occurred in the second half, and Penn St.-Harrisburg led by as many as 10 with a few minutes remaining in the game.  

Southern Virginia shot a season-low 17.6% from three, making only 3-17. The Knights outshot the Lions 51.7 to 42.1%, but Penn State made 20 of 27 free throws while the Knights only made it to the line 10 times. 

The Knights will look to snap their two-game skid on Wednesday at Marymount University. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.