Women’s Basketball Overcome by Christopher Newport

Women’s Basketball Overcome by Christopher Newport

By Laura Workman

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team was defeated by Christopher Newport ­University, 117-76, Wednesday evening at the Freeman Center in Newport News, Virginia.

The Knights were outshot by the Captains by a 57-41 percent margin from the field and 57-35 from three-point range.

The Captains took advantage of Southern Virginia fouls and turnovers for 25 and 46 points, respectively. Defensively, the Captains held the Knights to 25 rebounds while tallying 47 of their own.

Senior Ann Kuroki led the Knight offense with 18 points as she put up 12 points from the field, one from the arc and three charity points. Junior Melynda Boren added 15 points as she went 4-7 from the field and 7-9 from the stripe.

Sophomore Morgan Hartvigsen led both squads from the arc as she was a perfect 4-4 and 1-1 from the field for 14 points. Marissa Belliston went 7-8 from the stripe and 2-5 from the field for 11 points.

Defensively, Larissa Conger led with five boards. Kuroki and Belliston led the team with four steals and combined for three rebounds. Tavane Afatasi, Crystal Cleveland and Boren had four rebounds each.

Jordan Miller led the Captains with 17 points as she went 3-4 from the field and the arc and 2-3 on free shots. Makenzie Francher was a perfect 7-7 from the stripe and 4-6 from the field for 15 points. Bailey Dufrene added 14 points as she was 6-7 from the field and 2-7 on free throws.

The Knights return home and host CAC foe Wesley College Saturday for the final game preceding Christmas break.  Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Knight Sports Arena.