Women's Basketball vs Mary Washington Preview

Women's Basketball vs Mary Washington Preview

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (3-20) vs. University of Mary Washington (16-7, 9-6 CAC)

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Knight Sports Arena (Buena Vista, Va.)
Live stats
Live Streaming


Last Meeting

The last meeting between the two teams occurred on January 23 in Fredericksburg, Md., with the Eagles picking up a 73-38 victory over the Knights.  In that game, a closely contested first half left the Knights down only 12 heading into the break, 33-21. Mary Washington used a quick 11-3 run to start the second half, extending its lead to 19 and never looked back. Freshman forward Melynda Boren led all Knight scorers with eight points to go along with four rebounds. Aubrey Howland led the Eagles with 12 points.

About the Knights

This will be Southern Virginia's final regular season home game and the last home contest for 15-year head coach Michael Harmon as he will be stepping down at the end of this season. The Knights are looking to snap a current seven-game skid with a win over the Eagles. Their most recent defeat was a close 60-42 decision at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Freshman guard Tatiana Monsen leads the Southern Virginia scoring attack at 9.9 ppg while contributing 2.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.  Sophomore center Crystal Cleveland leads all Knight rebounders at 9.3 boards per game while also averaging 8.8 ppg.

Sophomore Shannon Romito pitches in eight points per contest while bringing in nearly seven rebounds per game. 

On the year, the Knights are averaging 53.0 ppg while shooting 36.2 percent from the floor.

About the Eagles 

Mary Washington is currently riding a two-game win streak with wins over a nationally ranked Christopher Newport squad as well as a commanding victory over Wesley College.

The Eagles' scoring attack is led by senior guard Sam Partonen at 11.3 ppg. Brianne Comden also pitches in 9.3 ppg to go along with 4.4 rebounds per game.

As a team, the Eagles average 64.3 points per contest while shooting nearly 40 percent from the field.

Mary Washington is currently fifth in the CAC conference standings.