Women’s basketball comeback falls short at Southern Virginia

Women’s basketball comeback falls short at Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Wesley College women's basketball team dropped a road Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) contest to the Southern Virginia Knights, 82-76 on Saturday.

A slow start plagued the Wolverines, falling behind 21-14 after the first quarter. The Wolverines then came out strong in the second quarter taking the lead 33-30 behind a 14-2 run right before the halftime break.

The Knights regained the lead in the third quarter to take a 49-44 advantage heading to the final frame. The Wolverines tried to mount the comeback in the fourth quarter cutting the Knight lead to two, 73-71, with 1:44 left in regulation. But, the Knights held off the Wolverines to take the victory.

Tiyanna Gibbs and Monshea Newsome-Murray led the Wolverines with 18 points apiece. Gibbs pulled down seven rebounds and stole the ball twice while Newsome-Murray grabbed six boards and dished out four assists. 

Megan Shacklock also notched double-digit points with 11 points. Shacklock also added four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Paige Hailstock and Shelby Johnson each collected nine points for the Wolverines. Johnson corralled a team-high nine rebounds while Hailstock recorded five boards.

Shelby Butler led the Knights with 29 points.

The Wolverines will be back in action after Finals Week when they continue their December road swing when they head to Newport News, Va. to take on the nationally-ranked Christopher Newport Captains. Game time is set for 2 p.m.