Buena Vista, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team rode a 29-point fourth quarter to a 67-58 win over the Hornets of Shenandoah.
The Knights (7-1) capitalized on several opportunities early, taking a 14-7 lead on the Hornets (4-5) at the end of the first quarter. Southern Virginia came out a bit slower in the second, shooting only 3-11 from the field, heading into the break with the score tied 24-24.
The Knights' struggles from the field continued in the third, as they let the Hornets take a three-point lead into the fourth.
The fourth, however, was a completely different story. Right from the start of the quarter, Southern Virginia began hitting bucket after bucket practically scoring at will. This flurry of scoring continued throughout almost the entire quarter as the Knights shot 75 percent from the field and 100 percent from the three-point line, earning themselves their sixth straight win.
Katie Garrish, as on cue, had a massive night for Southern Virginia as she posted a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Savannah Christensen also came in the clutch for the Knights as she scored 10 of her 12 points in the fourth, sparking Southern Virginia's big fourth quarter run.
"I thought defensively we played good in the first half we were long and aggressive. Offensively we got the shots we wanted but we were unable to get them to fall," said Head Coach Adam Wardenburg. "In the second half, we made some more defensive adjustments and picked up the tone. The moment that changed the game for us was Savanna picking up her fourth foul early in the third quarter. I told her to stay engaged; when she reentered in the fourth she carried us. We also executed our game plan getting the ball to Katie and she did a phenomenal job," added Wardenburg.
Southern Virginia will return to action as they hit the road to take on Wilson College. The game is scheduled for the 8th of December at 2:00 p.m.