HIGH POINT, N.C. - A 22-0 run started the game for the host High Point Panthers, and dug a hole that the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team could not overcome, as they fell, 78-23. The hosts were clicking to start the game, and built an insurmountable lead against the Knights. The Panthers were using a stifling defense that forced 35-turnovers from SVU, with the majority of the turnovers coming from HPU steals.
Nicole Tolman broke the scoreless drought for the Knights at the 10:08 mark of the first half. Tolman added a layup in two minutes later, but the basket only cut the deficit to 17-points.
Abi Logan played a strong game, as she led the team with 5-rebounds. Logan was also the second leading scorer for the Knights with four points, as Tolman's five would be the most any SVU player would get all game.
The Knights struggled to overcome the turnover bug, and the shooting for the visitors showed, as they could muster only 8-for-46 shooting all night. SVU pulled down 32-rebounds, but could not keep the Panthers off the boards, as the hosts pulled down 58-rebounds. The Knights saw the bench contribute despite the barrage of points from HPU, with the second team for the Knights accounting for thirteen of the 23-points the Knights finished with.
SVU has yet to win this season, as they face a 0-4 start after the loss to HPU. SVU will look to get in the win column when they travel to the Great Ships Classic in Newport News, VA. The classic, hosted by the Apprentice School, will see the knights face off with Penn State- Fayette in the first game, Nov. 19 at 6:00 pm. The following day, SVU will take on Briarcliffe College at 1:00.