By Sam Armstrong
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team dropped its conference matchup with Mary Washington on Wednesday night, falling 77-59.
The Knights (10-7, 4-7 CAC) got off to a hot start in gaining a 17-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter, to which the Eagles responded in the second quarter with an 11-0 run and eventually took a four-point lead into halftime. Mary Washington (9-9, 8-3 CAC) pulled ahead with a big third quarter, outscoring the Knights 26-12, and cruised to the win.
While both teams were about even in most statistical categories, the Eagles dominated at the free throw line, going 18-28 (64.3) as the Knights only shot eight free throws, making just four of them. Southern Virginia also struggled to keep up on the boards, grabbing 32 rebounds to the Eagles' 46.
Leading the way for the Knights was freshman Katie Garrish, scoring 16 points and finishing with six rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore guard Cory Stout also played well, scoring 13 points and adding six rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
The Knights have a quick turnaround as they take on Trinity Washington University tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Knight Sports Arena.