By Daniel Whitehead
ROANOKE, Va.—Taking a quick dip out of league action, the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team fell on the road to Hollins University by a 58-44 score Monday night in Roanoke, Va.
In the loss, the Knights (2-7) shot 25 percent from the field (12-for-48) and converted two three-pointers on 13 attempts. Hollins (4-7) shot only 36 percent from the field going 21-for-57, but shot 65 percent from the free-throw line (15-for-23) to help earn the win. Down by two at halftime, the Knights were outscored by a 31-19 margin in the second half as Holland pulled away.
Sophomore center Crystal Cleveland led the Knights with 10 points on the night by going a perfect 5-for-5 shooting and earned seven rebounds during the game. The Delran, N.J., native also earned a block on the defensive end.
Freshman guard Paige Crittendon earned nine points for Southern Virginia that included a three-pointer and going 4-for-6 from the stripe. A native of Rexburg, Idaho, she also earned an offensive rebound and one assist in the outing.
Hollins was led by Britney Campbell who scored 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting and went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. Taylor Catron pitched in 14 points, while Jewell Parfitt added 10 for Hollins.
The Knights resume conference play Wednesday night at home when they play host to Penn State Harrisburg. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Knight Sports Arena.