Knights Topped by Eagles, 66-53

Knights Topped by Eagles, 66-53

 BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's basketball fell short Wednesday night, losing 66-53 to the University of Mary Washington at Knight Arena.

The Knights (18-5, 9-4 CAC) trailed the Eagles (12-12, 6-7 CAC) by one at the end of the first quarter, 15-14. Katie Garrish led Southern Virginia with six points.

In the second quarter, the Eagles outscored the Knights 14-9 to take a 29-23 lead at the half with both teams shooting 26.7 percent from the floor.

The Southern Virginia offense continued struggling in the third quarter, shooting 18.8 percent from the field while going 1-5 from deep.

The Eagles closed out the game after scoring 27 points to the Knights 21. Garrish had her best quarter, netting 11 points and grabbing four boards. Mary Washington shot in the final quarter 64.3 percent and did not miss a three-pointer.

Garrish led all scorers with 23 points while also adding 10 rebounds for her 18th double-double of the season. Cory Stout was the only other Knight in double figures with 10. Savanna Christensen recorded a game-high with seven assists.

Tory Martin led the Eagles with 21 points coming off the bench and teammate Jordan Pamlanye led the game with 11 rebounds.

The Knights wrap up the regular season at home Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. against St. Mary's (Md.).