Knights Unable To Withstand Strong First Half From Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. The Southern Virginia Women's Basketball team could not stop a hot shooting Wofford, and fell 89-35. Wofford shot 54% from the field on 36-of-66 shooting, and was extremely strong in the first half where they shot 21-of-31 from the field.

The hot shooting of the hosts was too much for the Knights to handle as they trailed 52-18 at the half. As hot as the hosts were, SVU found itself out in the cold from the field as the team was able to connect on only 24% of its shots.

Cara Joyner was the leading scorer for the Knights with 10-points, and she also pulled down the most rebounds for the team with 6. Mariah Flake and Carly Skinner followed Joyner with 6-points apiece. The Knights had a bright spot for the night as they made 17-trips to the free-throw line, and converted on ten of those trips, shooting 58% from the line.

SVU also lost the battle of the rebounds, as Wofford overwhelmed the boards with a 53-23 advantage. SVU is now 6-12 on the season. A respite for the Knights will not be coming as they turn around for another D.I team on Jan. 28. The Knights will travel to take on Elon. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 11:45 am, as they game will be a community game for Elon with several elementary schools invited to watch the game.