Women’s Basketball Drops Season Finale at Virginia-Lynchburg

Women’s Basketball Drops Season Finale at Virginia-Lynchburg

Written by Sean Dahlin

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team finished its regular season on Friday with a 74-30 loss at the Virginia University of Lynchburg snapping a four-game winning streak for the Knights.

"The loss tonight doesn't take away from the solid regular season we've had to-date," said fourteen-year Head Coach Michael Harmon. "Virginia-Lynchburg has had a good year and plays in a difficult environment for visiting teams."

Virginia-Lynchburg (20-9) scored the first 13 points of Friday's contest before pushing its lead to 22 points (37-15) by intermission after shooting 40.6 percent from the field in the first half opposed to Southern Virginia's (14-8) 29.4 percent (5-for-17).

The Dragons carried their momentum into the second half with a 20-6 run during the first eleven minutes following halftime on route to the runaway win over Southern Virginia.

Senior forward Abigail Logan (Buena Vista, Va.)—who led the Knights with a game-high 28 points in the 63-60 win over Washington Adventist on Senior Night—was the only Southern Virginia player to score double digits with 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting.

Junior guard Ann Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) finished the night with eight points, six rebounds and team-highs in assists (3) and steals (2), while freshman center Crystal Cleveland (Delran, N.J.) grabbed a team-leading 10 boards in the loss.

Southern Virginia's previously schedule game on Feb. 23 at Barber-Scotia College has been forfeited by the Sabers, giving Southern Virginia a 14-8 regular season record in 2012-13.

Women's basketball awaits its seed for the USCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament, which will be played in Uniontown, Pa., from Feb. 26 through Apr. 2.