BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia women's basketball remained undefeated at home after dominating Pfeiffer University by a score of 81-58 Tuesday night.
"I'm proud of the way the team was able to respond after a tough loss last week," said head coach Lynette Schroeder. "We focused on better movement offensively and defensive fundamentals tonight. Plus, We always enjoy playing in front of our home crowd and love the enthusiasm that they bring."
Katie Garrish lead the Knights (2-1) in points with 12 followed closely by Anna Singer who poured in 11 points on the night. Amanda Wood and Sophie Wright, also reached double-figures scoring, with ten points apiece. Garrish ended the night with a season-high 15 rebounds and a game-high five blocks. Angel Tuisavura and Leilani Hansen led the team with five assists each.
Southern Virginia started their strong play early in the game with a block by Garrish and an early three-pointer by Sophie Wright. The Knights then went on to outshoot the Falcons (1-4) the remainder of the quarter 53.3 percent (8-for-15) compared to their oppenents 27 percent (3-for-11) to take a commanding 23-8 lead after the first.
Pfeiffer began to come alive in the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 22-19. Hansen hit a crucial three-point shot midway through the quarter to spark energy back into the team. Southern Virginia went into halftime up 42-30.
Emma Camden made her debut of the game in the third quarter and sunk her first three-point attempt as a Knight. Southern Virginia outscored the Falcons 18-7 in the third.
Southern Virginia had its best three-point shooting of the game in the fourth quarter. The Knights shot 75 percent from deep, but Pfeiffer would hold their own and matched Southern Virginia's 21 points of the quarter. The Falcon's effort was not enough, falling to the Knights 81-58.
The Knights owned the boards outrebounding the Falcons 42-28 and saw strong performances fromt the bench scoring 33 points on the night.
Southern Virginia hits the road to take on Eastern Mennonite on Friday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.