SVCC Splits a Pair

Justin WilliamsThe Southside Virginia Community College mens’ basketball team split a pair of home games over the weekend.

Despite being shorthanded with several players missing due to sickness and injury, SVCC fought back from a loss to Bryant & Stratton MIT on Saturday to top visiting Stillwater Christian 111-102 on Sunday afternoon.

The victory improved the three-time defending USA National Postgrad champions to 11-8 on the campaign.

The Panthers fell behind early but tied the score at 20 on a 3-point play by Justin Williams at the 10:12 mark of the first half.

That play ignited SVCC as the local team went on a 21-5 run to take a 41-25 lead on Williams’ three-point play at the 5:06 mark.

Stillwater fought back late in the half but Naquan Jordan hit four free-throws in the final 30 seconds to give the local team a 53-45 halftime lead.

SVCC extended the lead back to double figures on a trey by KJ Reagans at the 16:24 mark of the second half.

Stillwater tied the score at 79 but Ike Brandon scored four straight points for an 83-79 lead and the local team cruised down the stretch.

Williams led SVCC with 25 points and 13 rebounds while Trey Brandon scored 22 points and Reagans tallied 21 points and added seven rebounds.