WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University men's basketball team completed its holiday tournament Saturday evening with an 83-62 victory over Southern Virginia.
Shenandoah (4-7) snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory over the Knights (4-7).
After the two teams traded the lead twice and were tied on one additional occasion in the first six minutes of the game, SU took the lead for good on a Brett Swilling jumper in the paint at the 12:46 mark of the first.
Swilling's bucket was the Hornets second in what turned out to be a 17-2 run that turned a 12-9 Southern Virginia lead into a 26-14 Shenandoah advantage by the 5:47 mark.
Christopher Chaney, who started the run with a layup at 14:12, completed it by canning a pair of free throws at the 5:47 mark.
SU led by as much as 17 before taking a 14-point, 37-23, lead at the break.
The Hornets led by double digits for the entire second half, and closed the game out on an 18-10 run.
Chaney led all players with a career-high 35 points. He was 14-of-23 from the field (with one 3-pointer) and 6-of-13 from the line to surpass his previous career-high by 11 points.
- Shenandoah snapped a five-game losing streak to Southern Virginia with the win
- SU has now won eight of 15 lifetime matchups between the two programs
- Shenandoah shot 44 percent (26-of-59)
- Southern Virginia shot 40 percent (21-of-62)
- SVU had a 46-39 edge on the boards