Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Knights Outlast Women's Hoops

Ashley Stone recorded a team-high 16 points Thursday night in the 67-58 loss at Southern Virginia.
Ashley Stone recorded a team-high 16 points Thursday night in the 67-58 loss at Southern Virginia.

Buena Vista, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team fell 67-58 to Southern Virginia University Thursday evening in a non-league contest.

Southern Virginia (7-1) found their rhythm in the fourth quarter to defeat the Hornets (4-5). The Knights scored 29 points in the last stanza to improve their winning streak to seven straight.  

THE RUNDOWN

1st Quarter

Both teams struggled to get the offense flowing at first. Shenandoah was just 2-of-11 (11.6 percent) compared to SVU's 31.3 percent. The Knights held a seven-point advantage as the quarter came to a close.

2nd Quarter

The Hornets found their groove going on an 11-2 run to start the second quarter thanks to Ashley Stone and Sierra St. Cyr '3'-pointers. The Hornets outscored SVU 17-10 to even the score before the half.

3rd Quarter

The two teams traded baskets throughout the quarter with the score tying up on three separate occasions. SU went into the final quarter with a 41-38 lead thanks to Jordan Sondrol making 3-of-4 from the field and a perfect performance at the stripe.

4th Quarter

The Knights offense exploded in the fourth thanks to Savanna Christensen and Katie Garrish shooting a combined 9-of-11 for 22 points. SVU was awarded 13 free throws and put nine of them in to seal with win for the hosts. The Hornets were not able to keep up with the scoring despite shooting 60 percent behind the arc.

QUOTE OF THE GAME

"I thought we played great in certain spurts," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "The fourth quarter had some defensive lapses which cost us the game. We need to be able to play through the entire 40 minutes in order to come out of these games with a 'W'."

STATS OF THE DAY

  • Stone and St. Cyr led the Hornets in scoring with 16 and 14 points, respectively.

  • The pair drained a combined seven three-pointers.

  • Sondrol added 12 points and two rebounds.

  • McKenzie Mathis added eight points on the board. She was perfect from the line, going 4-for-4, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded 4 assists.

  • Ragan Johnson grabbed five offensive rebounds.

  • Katie Garrish scored 30 points for the victors and with 11 rebounds.

  • The two programs have met two previous seasons, in 2007 and 2008, SVU now has a 2-1 edge in the series history.

UP NEXT

Shenandoah will travel to Randolph Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in an ODAC contest.

 

NCAA Tournament Preview
March 1, 2019 NCAA Tournament Preview
Championship Preview
February 24, 2019 Championship Preview
Champions!
February 24, 2019 Champions!
Semi-Final Round Preview
February 23, 2019 Semi-Final Round Preview
Women's Hoops Upsets Guilford
February 22, 2019 Women's Hoops Upsets Guilford
Women's Hoops Faces Guilford
February 21, 2019 Women's Hoops Faces Guilford
Stone Named All-ODAC
February 20, 2019 Stone Named All-ODAC
Women's Hoops Punches Ticket
February 19, 2019 Women's Hoops Punches Ticket
Women's Hoops Claims Home Game
February 16, 2019 Women's Hoops Claims Home Game
Women's Hoops Dethrones Royals
February 13, 2019 Women's Hoops Dethrones Royals
Hollins Tops Women's Hoops
February 9, 2019 Hollins Tops Women's Hoops
Women's Hoops Claws 'Cats
February 2, 2019 Women's Hoops Claws 'Cats
Free Admission Offered
January 22, 2019 Free Admission Offered
Women's Hoops Halts Hollins
January 12, 2019 Women's Hoops Halts Hollins
Hornet Hoops Move Games Up
January 11, 2019 Hornet Hoops Move Games Up
Academic Honors Announced
January 10, 2019 Academic Honors Announced
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2019 Happy New Year!
Bethany Outlasts Women's Hoops
December 28, 2018 Bethany Outlasts Women's Hoops
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2018 Merry Christmas!
Women's Hoops Tops 'Cats
December 8, 2018 Women's Hoops Tops 'Cats
Women's Hoops Tops Gophers
December 5, 2018 Women's Hoops Tops Gophers
Wasps Pull Away in Third
November 25, 2018 Wasps Pull Away in Third
Happy Thanksgiving
November 22, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving
Women's Hoops Falls to Saints
November 20, 2018 Women's Hoops Falls to Saints
Women's Hoops Tames Lions
November 17, 2018 Women's Hoops Tames Lions
Women's Hoops Wins Opener
November 10, 2018 Women's Hoops Wins Opener
Women's Hoops Picked Ninth
October 23, 2018 Women's Hoops Picked Ninth
Web 101
August 30, 2018 Web 101
Happy Fourth!
July 4, 2018 Happy Fourth!