Men's Basketball Topped by Lions

Men's Basketball Topped by Lions

By Nick Porter

HARRISONBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia men's basketball team began a two-game road trip in Pennsylvania Thursday night with a tough 66-55 loss to Penn St.-Harrisburg.

The Knights (2-10, 0-5 CAC) trailed by two at the end of the first half due to a Harrisburg (5-7, 2-3 CAC) three-pointer just before time expired.

Southern Virginia started the second half on the right foot, opening with a 10-4 run to take the lead with 15 minutes to go. Both teams scrapped back and forth for the next eight minutes, keeping the game within three points. 

With 7:16 in the game the Lions hit another three-pointer to extend their lead to five. They made the next two baskets and the Knights weren't able to close the gap, falling in the first conference game of 2017, 66-55.

Freshman guard Rashay Douglas led the team with 17 points and two steals. First-year guard/forward Alec Johnson was the only other Knight in double-digits, with 11, and grabbed seven boards.

Cale Thornton chipped in eight points and five rebounds while Michael Price added seven points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals and assists. 

The road trip continues at York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.