BUENA VISTA, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team fell to visiting Christopher Newport University by a 72-52 score Wednesday evening at Knight Sports Arena in Buena Vista, Virginia.
Turnovers plagued the Knights through the first four minutes of play, committing five in their first six possessions en route to Christopher Newport jumping out to a 10-0 lead at the 15:57 mark. Larissa Conger ended the drought for Southern Virginia as she found the bottom of the net off an Ann Kuroki assist.
After the Captains went on another quick 7-3 run, the Knights slowly cut into the deficit, while playing Christopher Newport even the rest of the first half. Southern Virginia entered the intermission down 31-19.
Both teams shot relatively suspect in the first half with the visitors at 34.4 percent compared to the Knights 33.3 percent, while both teams were a combined 2-of-15 from three-point range.
Christopher Newport pulled away in the second half, building its lead to as much as 24 as it led 70-46 with 2:45 left to play. Southern Virginia forced the Captains into 15 second-half turnovers, but that would not be enough as Christopher Newport shot nearly 46 percent while going a blistering 12-13 from the charity stripe in the second frame.
Jamilla Gambee and Conger led all scorers for the Knights, scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Forward Camry Green led Christopher Newport with 13 points to go with six rebounds.
Women's basketball is off for two days before it travels north to face No. 18-ranked Salisbury University this Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Maggs Physical Activities Center in Salisbury, Maryland.