BRISTOL, Va. A 20-point, 8-rebound performance from Amanda Prestwich was not enough to lead the Southern Virginia Women's Basketball team to victory as they fell on the road to Virginia Intermont. The Knights squandered a 3-point half time lead, and let the Cobras come back for the victory. Prestwich was joined by Kezia Ford, who had 19-points and 6-rebounds, to pace the Knights and keep them close to the hosts all night.
"We made an error in how we defensively approached the game," said Head Coach Mike Harmon. "We needed to play more aggressive and pursue the full court trap more than we did. We let them set up their half court game and they out-executed us. The ladies played well, but we were not as prepared as we should have been."
The Knights were out-rebounded 29-22 and lost the turnover battle giving up the ball 20 times to the Cobras' 19. SVU shot 53% from the field, but could not make enough key plays to get back into the game late. SVU shot 85% from the free-throw line but could not hit from behind the three-point arc, going 0-6, and hurting their chances for the win.
SVU now is 4-5 on the season. A challenging weekend awaits the Knights as they travel to take part in the Union College Classic in Kentucky. Their opponents will be NAIA foes Union college and Shawnee State. Union is ranked 34th in the nation for NAIA D.II while Shawnee State currently holds the 5th spot in the NAIA D.II national rankings. SVU plays Union Dec. 11, and then Shawnee State the following day.