Wildcats Spoil Knights Home-Opener

Wildcats Spoil Knights Home-Opener

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team fell 83-64 in their home-opener Tuesday night against Randolph College inside Knight Arena.

The Wildcats (1-1) offense jumped front in the first half of play, shooting 53.1 percent from the floor and nearly 42 percent from behind the arc, compared to the Knights (0-3) 28.1 percent from the floor and 18.8 percent from deep.

Southern Virginia headed into the half down 43-24 with Trey Dill leading the team with eight points and six rebounds while Quincy Jones came off the bench to score six points.

In the second half, the Knights improved on both ends of the floor, holding the Wildcats to 28.6 percent from outside. The Knights offense also managed to find some success.

Despite the improvement in the second half, Southern Virginia was unable to cut into the Randolph first-half lead and eventually fell 83-64.

The Knights had three players reach double-figures in scoring with Dill leading the team with 16 points and 14 rebounds to secure his first double-double of the season. Jamier Cross and Sam Armstrong each added 10 points. Quincy Jones ended the Knight leading the bench with eight points.

Brian Smith was Randolph's top scorer with 14 points.

Southern Virginia outrebounded the Wildcats 42-39 and 2nd chance points (21-12).

The Knights compete this weekend in the Gettysburg Tournament Nov. 15-16 with the first game against Gettysburg College on Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.