Knights Top Briarcliffe at Great Ships Classic

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Powered by a Kezia Ford double-double, the Southern Virginia Women's Basketball team swept past Briarcliffe 69-49. Ford recorded 20-points and 13-rebounds as the Knights were able to keep Briarcliffe from scoring more than twenty in the second half and sprinted past the Lady Seahawks for the second victory of the season.

"It's a good recovery step after a tough loss last week," said Head Coach Mike Harmon. "Kezia had a very solid game, and her performance sparked everyone else. You need wins like this, and as a young team you need to see progression. We saw that out here today. If we keep making little improvements every game, then we should be in great shape for the post-season."

SVU played a powerful inside game as they recorded 53 rebounds in the game. Ford led the team with her 13, followed by Amanda Prestwich and Ashley Baird who had nine rebounds apiece. Prestwich had another solid performance, as she combined her strong rebounding performance with 17-points. Ford led the team in assist with six, while Jessica Anderson contributed another 4, and Kara Hiatt had 3.

The Knights shot 38% from the field and were 13 for 26 from the free-throw line. The Knights return to action Nov. 21 when they play the second game of the Great Ships Classic. The classic is hosted by fellow USCAA member, The Apprentice School. SVU will play Penn State-Fayette. The Knights are now 2-2 on the season.