By Wesley Evans
Southern Virginia University (3-21) vs. No. 12 York College of Pennsylvania (22-2,
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Start time: 1 pm
Location: Charles Wolf Gymnasium (York, Pa.)
The two teams last met on January 18 with York picking up a 77-49 victory in Buena Vista, Va. In a tightly contested first half, the Knights went into the break down only six points, 37-31. The Spartans used a 27-5 run to start the second half that was too much for Southern Virginia to overcome. Freshman guard Morgan Hartvigsen led all Knight scorers with 13 points in 29 minutes played. Brittany Hicks led the Spartans with 16 points on 5-8 shooting.
About the Knights
This will be the final regular season game for Southern Virginia as it plays at York College Saturday. The Knights are looking to end the season on a high note with a victory over the Spartans.
On the season, Southern Virginia is averaging 52.5 ppg while shooting 35.7 percent from the floor. The Knights are also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game while holding opponents to 68.7ppg.
Freshman guard Tatiana Monsen leads Southern Virginia in scoring at 9.8 ppg while contributing team bests of 2.3 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game.
The Knights will need to play a well-rounded game in order to beat the Spartans.
About the Spartans
York College enters Saturday's game ranked No. 12 in the nation and is coming off an 89-62 win over Frostburg State. The Spartans are currently first in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with a 14-2 record.
As a team, York College is averaging 71.1 ppg while shooting 42.0 percent from the field. The Spartans are posting a strong defensive effort this season as they are holding opponents to just 52.6 ppg while opposing teams are shooting an astounding 30.9 percent from the floor.
York College is led by senior forward Brittany Hicks, who is averaging a double-double on the season at 16.3 ppg and 10.4 rebounds per game.
Senior forward Kristen Haley also leads the Spartans' scoring attack as she is averaging 14.0 ppg to go along with seven rebounds per game.