BUENA VISTA, Va. – A late rally in the closing minutes was not enough as the Wesley College women's basketball team dropped a 54-51 decision at Southern Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines now stand at 4-12 overall while the Knights move to 3-13.
With 1:38 left in regulation, Wesley faced its largest deficit as Southern Virginia led, 50-39 after a free throw. Brionna Johnson, Nicole Evanko and Roniece Williams then sunk four three-pointers with a couple of missed free throws by the Knights mixed in to cut the lead to 53-51 with three seconds left.
Wesley immediately fouled on the inbounds pass and after a made free throw, the Wolverines were unable to go the length of the court for the equalizer.
Williams tallied a game-high 14 points while Johnson finished a rebound shy of a double-double with ten points and nine rebounds along with a team-high four assists. Evanko chipped in with a season-high 11 points off the bench.
Three Southern Virginia players finished in double figures as well, led by Morgan Hartvigsen's 12 points.
The Wolverines return to the hardwood on Monday, January 27 when they make the two-mile trip to Division I Delaware State for a 5:30 pm start. Fans can follow the action via a free video broadcast and live stats at www.GoWesleyAthletics.com.