February 9, 2013

Knights Collect Third Straight Win Over Penn-Tech

Written by Sean Dahlin

BUENA VISTA, Va.—With all seven Knights recording a basket, the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team extended its winning streak on Saturday to three games in a 68-44 victory over the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

"I'm proud of our team for getting the win at home," said fourteen-year Head Coach Michael Harmon. "We got good second-chance looks and played solid defense the entire game."

Junior guard Ann Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) knocked down 6-of-11 shots for a season-high 16 points and 14 rebounds along with dishing out six dimes and recording four steals while senior forward Abigail Logan (Buena Vista, Va.) matched Kuroki's 16 points scored, eight rebounds and four assists in the Knights' home win.

Ten seconds into the contest, Southern Virginia's (12-7) freshman Crystal Cleveland (Delran, N.J.)—who registered 9 points and 13 rebounds—hit a layup for a 2-0 lead over Penn-Tech (11-11) that would not be relinquished on route to a 38-22 halftime lead.

During the second stanza, the Knights continued their offensive tare with a 20-10 run, giving them a game-high 26-point lead at the 13:00 mark. The Wildcats were unable to cut into the deficit the remaining seven minutes of the game as Southern Virginia earned its third straight victory.

Senior Tabitha Stinnett (Buena Vista, Va.) came off the bench adding career-highs with six points and seven rebounds and senior captain Amaris Newkirk (Folsom, N.M.) tacked on 12 points and six boards.

Penn Tech was led by forward Kiersten Steer, who played the entire 40 minutes and scored 15 points.

The Knights held a 60-39 rebounding advantage over the Wildcats while also recording 16 takeaways on Saturday.

Women's basketball takes on Washington Adventist University on Senior Night, Feb. 14, in A. Logan, Newkirk and Stinnett's final home contest at Knight Sports Arena.

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