By Wesley Evans
Southern Virginia University (3-15) vs. Salisbury University (11-7, 7-3 CAC)
The two teams last met on Monday, Jan. 20, just a week and a half ago with Salisbury picking up a 67-31 victory in Salisbury, Md. The contest was a makeup game from a previous postponement. It was a turnover-plagued game for the Knights as the Seagulls forced them into 32 turnovers with 29 points coming off those turnovers. Sophomore forward Shannon Romito led all Southern Virginia scorers with 7 points to go along with 7 rebounds. Crystal Cleveland also pitched in 6 points, with a team-high 11 boards. Sarah Seipp led the Seagulls with 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
About the Knights
Southern Virginia enters this contest coming off a tough loss to The Apprentice School, a 64-52 defeat in which the Knights outscored the Shipbuilders in the second half, but it was not enough to come back from their halftime deficit.
As a team this season, Southern Virginia is averaging 55.4 ppg while shooting 36.5 percent from the floor. The Knights are also averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and are holding opponents to 67.8 ppg.
At 10.5 ppg, freshman guard Tatiana Monsen leads Southern Virginia in scoring while contributing team bests of 2.6 assists per game and 2.2 steals per game. Crystal Cleveland and Shannon Romito are continuing to clean up the rebounds averaging 9.7 and 7.2 boards, respectively.
About the Seagulls
Salisbury enters the game having played just two days ago in which the Seagulls earned a 65-40 victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland. Salisbury is currently on a two-game win streak and has won five of its last six.
As a team, Salisbury is averaging 65.8 ppg while shooting 40.5 percent from the field. The Seagulls are holding opponents to 58.2 ppg and averaging almost 13 steals per game, forcing teams into 23.2 turnovers per contest.
The Seagulls' scoring attack is led by junior point guard Anna Hackett, who is leading the conference in scoring at 17.8 ppg. Hackett is also the leading distributor on the team, posting nearly six assists per game. Junior guard Sarah Seipp is also averaging double figures at 14.2 ppg.