TAKOMA PARK, Md. Center Ashley Thackeray put in 21-points, and pulled down 5-rebounds, but the Southern Virginia Women's Basketball came up short against Washington Adventist, 64-61. The game was a mirror image of the first match-up between the two teams, as SVU took a one-point led in to the break, and looked to escape with a win. However, WAU was able to convert 14-of-32 shots in the second half, and was able to post the home victory by 3.
Thackeray's night started quietly as she went 3-for-7 in the first half. She exploded in the second, missing only one shot and converting a 3-pointer to help the Knights stay in the game with a chance to win. Thackeray went 9-for-14 for the evening from the field. Jasmin Johnson and Jessica Anderson contribute 9-points apiece to help the Knights' cause. Johnson was the team's leading rebounder as she pulled down 9-boards.
After struggling from the field the previous night against Penn State- Fayette, SVU bounced back with a strong performance hitting 19-of-45 shots, and going 2-for-3 behind the three-point line. A game-breaker the night before became a strength for the Knights as they showed well from the free-throw line, going 21-for-26.
The Knights again won the battle for rebounds as they pulled down two more than WAU's 34. The Knights could not find an answer for the Shock's bench as they were outscored 25-9 bythe second unit of WAU.
SVU falls to 8-15 on the season. They will return to action Feb. 20 when they host Bluefield. The game will be the final home game for the Knights, and will be Senior Night. Tip-off for the game is 5:00 pm, and the game will be the first of a double-header with the men's team paying at 7:00 pm.