By Tatiana Monsen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Despite holding on to a two-point lead at halftime the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team lost 86-76 in conference action to Frostburg State University on Wednesday night in the Knight Sports Arena.
Every opportunity at the basket was important in the game with 18 ties and 13 lead changes. Southern Virginia (3-13, 0-9 CAC) took a four-point lead after the first quarter and pulled ahead 40-38 at halftime.
The Bobcats (6-10, 4-5 CAC) fought back and found themselves on top by five heading into the final quarter of the game. With seven minutes to go, a pair of three-pointers from Merideth Ouellette brought the game within three points, but Frostburg held off the Knights' attack and eventually secured their win after going eight of 10 from the line in the final 1:05 of the game.
Three Knights scored double digits on the night. Ouellette led all scorers with 19 points, which included five three-pointers. Shelby Winsor contributed 16 points and seven rebounds. Kimberly Eads came off the bench and added 15, shooting 5-5 from the field.
Southern Virginia shot 39.4% from the field and 54.8% from the line compared to the Bobcats respective 44.3% and 77.8%.
The Knights start the second round of CAC action at Wesley College on Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m.