Hot Shooting Lifts Aggies Over Knights

Hot Shooting Lifts Aggies Over Knights

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team dropped their matchup with Delaware Valley University Thursday night by a score of 86-71.

The Knights ended the first half down nine with the score 51-42. The Knights shot 44% from the field and shot a high percentage from behind the arc at 50%. The Aggies had a strong night offensively, starting in the first half with 52% and earned 15 free throws, making 14.

In the second half, the Aggies increased their lead outscoring the Knights by six in the second half, 35-29. The Knights second-half offense struggled with a 31% team field goal percentage, and 18% from three.

The Aggies shot over 50% from both the field and from downtown. The  Aggies were also able  to capitalize at the charity stripe shooting 20-24.

The Knights dominated the paint outscoring the Aggies 32-20, as well as second-chance points 18-10. The bench played a major role in keeping Southern Virginia in the game scoring 31 points, led by Michael Neufville who led the team with 18 points.

Trey Dill and Tyler McCreadie were the other Knights to score in double figures with 15 and 10 respectively. Alec Johnson led the team in assists with six and blocks with two.

"We played an athletic team tonight a team with that skill set you have to keep them away from the basket," said Head Coach Greg Winslow. "We came out with a strategy to limit them inside and they responded with great outside shooting. We saw some good things from some of the younger players, Trey had a very good game for us as well as Michael. We will get back at it tomorrow and get ready for our game on Saturday."

The Knights will play this Saturday at Immaculata at 2:00 p.m.