Pride Takes Down Knights in Final Day at Roger Taylor Invitational

Pride Takes Down Knights in Final Day at Roger Taylor Invitational

Rocky Mount, N.C. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team suffered a 101-83 loss to Greensboro College in their final game at the Roger Taylor Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Sam Armstrong led four Knights (1-10) in double figures after netting a game-high 24 points (6-for-7) from three while adding five rebounds. Kimball Cottam scored 14 points, and Calvin Seamons recorded a season-high 11 points. Brycen Harris led the Southern Virginia bench with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Eric Peaks Jr. led the Pride with 19 points while Michael Phifer tallied 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

Despite staying in the game for the first 15 minutes of the first half, the Knights were unsuccessful in gaining the upper hand. Then with five minutes left in the half and the Pride (6-2) leading 33-28, Greensboro distanced themselves from Southern Virginia after capping off a 21-7 run to enter the break up 54-35.

Seamons led the Knights at the half with nine points while Armstrong and Harris each added six. The team shot 48 percent (12-for-25) from the floor and 62.5 percent (5-for-8) from three-point range.

In the second half, Southern Virginia improved their play edging the Pride 48-47. Armstong scored an impressive 18 points in the half while Cottam added nine, but the strong first half of Greensboro would be too insurmountable, eventually falling 101-83.

The Knights outshot the Pride from distance 52.9 percent to 37.5 percent. Greensboro held the upper hand in rebounds (43-35), points off turnovers (16-5), 2nd chance points (23-16), and bench points (37-24).

Southern Virginia will now head to its fourth game of their seven-game road trip as they will face Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.