ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team won in a dominant fashion Friday night at the Roger Taylor Invitational, defeating Mid-Atlantic Christian 99-75.
The Knights (2-4)gained the lead early in the first half and never let up, scoring 52 points for the half. The defense held the Mustangs (0-5) to 36 points, limiting the Mustangs to shooting 34.3 percent from the floor and 25 percent from deep.
Trey Dill led the Knights for the half with 16 points on 6-8 shooting, including 3-3 from behind the arc, while Michael Neufville poured in 15 points on 6-9 shooting, also perfect from deep going 2-2.
The second half followed the first, with the Knights offense continuing to score, shooting for the half 54.3 perfect from the floor. Southern Virginia's defense continued to impress holding the Mustangs to just 7.7 percent from three-point land.
The Knights pounded the glass, outrebounding the Mustangs 59-37. The Knights, in addition to rebounding, dominated the paint, doubling Mid-Atlantic 36-18 for points in the paint. The Knights bench had a good night, contributing 44 points versus 20 from the Mustangs.
Neufville finished with a team-high 23 points and adding nine rebounds. Dill ended the game with 18 points while Jaron Anderson (14), Alec Johnson (11) and Jamier Cross (10) all hit double-figures scoring.
The Knights continue to play in the Roger Taylor Invitational tomorrow at 1 p.m. against the Apprentice School.