BARBOURVILLE, Ky. The Southern Virginia Women's Basketball team faced a daunting task as they faced a nationally ranked Shawnee State, and could not get a win, losing 67-32. SVU was down early to Shawnee State, and trailed by double-digits at the half, 35-14.
"We dug ourselves a huge hole, and you can't do that against a team like that," said Head Coach Mike Harmon. "They're (SSU) a great team. It's not hard to see why they're ranked 5th in the country. Hopefully our team learns lessons from this game, ad we can work to a point where we are like their program."
Jasmin Johnson had solid showing for the Knights as she put in 8-points and pulled down 7-rebounds to lead the team. Amanda Prestwich was the leading scorer for the Knights with 9-points.
SVU struggled fro the field all game shooting 25%. The three-point shooting did not provide relief for the Knights as they were unable to record a three-pointer for the second game in-a-row. SVU did make 16 trips to the free-throw line, converting 12 times for a 75% free throw percentage. The Achilles heal for SVU struck again, as the Knights could not hold on to the ball and suffered 37 turnovers.
Southern Virginia is now 4-7 on the season. The team heads into the Christmas break, and will not return to action until Jan. 9 when the Knights play a familiar USCAA foe in Apprentice. SVU travels to take on the Shipbuilders with a tip-off of 2:00 pm.