Knights Dominate on the Road, Defeating Wilson College 75-54

Knights Dominate on the Road, Defeating Wilson College 75-54

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Southern Virginia women's basketball team extended their win streak to seven games on Saturday afternoon, taking down Wilson College by a score of 75-54.

The Knights (8-1, 0-0 CAC) started the game strong, jumping out to an 18-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter. The squad extended their lead over the Phoenix (3-5, 1-2 CSAC) in the second period by scoring the first 11 points of the quarter and heading into halftime up 37-19.

The third quarter was more of the same for the Knights as they outscored the Phoenix 24-15 to take a commanding lead, which they held on to for the victory.

"We had a great team win today," commented head coach Adam Wardenburg after the game. "We knew Wilson was going to play us tough and we needed everyone to contribute."

It was a total-team effort for Southern Virginia as 15 players got minutes and 12 players scored. Overall, the Knights shot 43.8% from the field and knocked down 10 threes in the game, and they held the Phoenix to just 31.9% shooting.

"Defensively we played really well for most of the game, and offensively our shots were falling and we were really sharing the ball well," Wardenburg continued.

Sophomore Amanda Wood led the team in scoring with 14 points, and she also went 4-7 from three-point range. Sophomore Katie Garrish was the only other Knight in double-figures, posting a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman guard Sophie Wright and senior guard Alexus Barnes also contributed heavily, scoring nine and eight points, respectively.

The Knights will not play another game until they return from winter break, which will be on December 29 against Bethany (W.V.). The contest will be played in Winchester, Va. at 12:00 p.m.