Douglas Leads Knights in Home-Opening Win Over Builders

Douglas Leads Knights in Home-Opening Win Over Builders

By Nick Porter 

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Freshman guard Rashay Douglas led the Knights to a 75-73 victory over The Apprentice School on Tuesday night, in the Knights' home opener.

Douglas hit the game-winning shot for the Knights (2-2), with 1.2 second left in the game. He finished with a career-high 23 points on 7-12 shooting and 7-10 from the line.

Southern Virginia went into the intermission down 35-34, but outscored the Builders (1-4) 41-38 in the second half. In a game with 11 ties and seven lead changes, neither team led by more than seven points, and it came down to the wire.

With 33 seconds left in the game Michael Price sunk a pair of free throws to put the Knights up 73-71. Apprentice answered with a layup with 20 seconds to go, and the Knights capitalized on the last-shot opportunity.

Overall, Southern Virginia shot 46% from the field, their best by far of the season. Price finished with his career-best 19 points and Cale Thornton added eight points and six rebounds.

"I'm happy with the way we shot today," Coach Tony Captuo said after the first home win of the season, "we did a better job of moving the ball and taking better shots.

"I liked our grit in what was a close game throughout. I'm proud of the way Rashay works on the court and the passion he brings, game or practice. He comes to compete every day and is a team player who wants to do whatever it takes to win."

The Knights have a week off before the Capital Athletic Conference opener at Christopher Newport on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. in Newport News, Virginia.