Southern Virginia University (2-12) at Mary Washington (10-5, 4-4 CAC)
About the Knights
Southern Virginia hopes to end an eight-game skid on the road against a tough Mary Washington squad. Only two days removed from a makeup game at Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland, the Knights once again make a trek as they head to the eastern side of Virginia to the home of the Eagles in Fredericksburg, Va.
Against Salisbury on Monday, Southern Virginia was led by sophomore forward Shannon Romito, who scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and also grabbed seven rebounds. Center Crystal Cleveland had six points as well as a team-high 11 boards, while freshman guard Tatiana Monsen earned five points. Shanteya Holder and Melynda Boren each pitched in four points in the loss.
Monsen leads the team in points per game with 11.3 for the year with Romito close behind at 9.7 ppg. Freshman guard Morgan Hartvigsen is third on the team with an average of 9.0 ppg. As a team, Southern Virginia posts an average of 58.9 points per game.
About the Eagles
With a 10-5 overall record and 4-4 league mark thus far, Mary Washington sits in fifth place in the Capital Athletic Conference race and is coming off a 66-31 victory over Penn State Harrisburg last Saturday.
Guard Sam Partonen leads the team in points with 11.4 ppg shooting 28 percent from the field on the season. She is also fourth on the team in rebounds (4.3 rpg) and tops the Eagles in three-point field goal percentage at 27.1 percent.
Center Brianne Comden is second on the team in points per game at 10.1 and third in rebounds at 5.1 rpg. She shoots 42 percent from the field, second-best on the team, while forward Aubrey Howland averages 9.0 ppg and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Mary Washington is nearly identical to the Knights in points per game as the Eagles average 59.8 ppg. As a team, the Eagles shoot nearly 60 percent (59.8) from the free-throw line.