January 24, 2014

Women's Basketball vs. Wesley College Preview

By Wesley Evans

 

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (2-10) vs. Wesley College (3-11, 0-7 CAC)

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
Start Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Knight Sports Arena (Buena Vista, Va.)
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Last Meeting

The two teams last played each other on Jan. 4 of this year, with Wesley College earning a 52-40 victory in Dover, Del. It was Wesley's first win of the 2013-14 season.

In that game, three Wolverines - Tiara White, Brionna Johnson and Roniece Williams - recorded double-doubles to help seal the victory. Freshman guard Morgan Hartvigsen led all Southern Virginia scorers with 13 points while sophomore forward Crystal Cleveland grabbed 9 rebounds.

 

About the Knights

Southern Virginia is looking for home court advantage to break its nine-game losing skid and gain its first ever Capital Athletic Conference victory. The Knights' most recent loss came at the University of Mary Washington (11-5, 4-4 CAC) on Thursday, a 73-38 defeat in which turnovers plagued the women's team. Melynda Boren led the way for the Knights with eight points and five rebounds, while sophomore Shannon Romito pitched in four points to go along with nine boards.

On the season, Southern Virginia is averaging 55.7 ppg while shooting 36.2 percent from the floor. The Knights are also averaging 41.0 rebounds per game and a solid 8.7 steals per game while holding opponents to 69.2 ppg.

 

About the Wolverines

Wesley College enters Saturday's game after picking up its second CAC win, a 43-40 victory over Penn State-Harrisburg on Thursday. In that game, Brionna Johnson came off the bench to score 15 points and grab eight rebounds to lead the Wolverine attack.

On the season, Wesley College is averaging 53.1 ppg while shooting 34.0 percent from the floor. The Wolverines are holding opponents to 63.1 ppg at 39.6 percent shooting.

Freshman guard Brionna Johnson leads the way for Wesley as she is averaging a double-double at 15.0 ppg and 10.9 rebounds per game in 35 minutes of play.