By Tatiana Monsen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—The Southern Virginia women's basketball team fell short to Wesley College Saturday afternoon, losing to the Wolverines 86-76 in Capital Athletic Conference action.
In a game with 13 ties and 24 lead changes, the first half of play was a fast-paced, back-and-forth race, leading to a season-high first half scoring by the Knights (2-5, 0-2 CAC). Wesley (5-2, 1-1 CAC) tied the game at 43 with a three-pointer in the final minute of the second quarter to keep the teams even at halftime.
The Wolverines started to pull away in the third quarter and kept the lead for the remainder of the game, despite Southern Virginia's higher percentages in all shooting categories.
Junior Shelby Winsor (West Richland, Wash.), the Knights' leading scorer this season, had 18 points and five rebounds. Sophomore guard Merideth Ouellette (Suffield, Conn.) added 13 points. Jamilla Gambee (Junction City, Ore.) and Cory Stout (Murray, Utah) had nine points apiece. Gambee had an impressive five steals for the second time this season.
Southern Virginia travels to Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, November 7 to play Marymount University. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.