Captains Take Win Over Knights in CAC Women's Basketball Matchup

Captains Take Win Over Knights in CAC Women's Basketball Matchup

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team was dealt their fourth loss of the season Wednesday night at Christopher Newport 69-47.

The Knights (17-4, 8-3) were limited offensively in the first quarter, shooting 21.4 percent with seven turnovers. The Captains (17-5, 8-3) benefited from the Knights miscues shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from deep, closing the quarter leading by double figures 17-6.

In the second quarter, the Captains extended their lead holding the Knights to 20.0 percent shooting. Southern Virginia headed into the half trailing 32-18.

The Knights were unable to gain any traction in the second half despite an improved offensive effort. Christopher Newport outscored the Knights 37-29 in the final two quarters, winning the game 69-47.

Katie Garrish led the way for the Knights with a strong performance collecting 21 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks. Amanda Wood led the Knights bench with nine points.

Christopher Newport's Kiana Kirkland led all scorers with 23.

The Knights stay on the road as they face Salisbury Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 p.m.