SVCC Splits a Pair over the Weekend

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team split a pair of games on the hardwood over the weekend.

SVCC standout guard Anthony Harris scored 34 points on Sunday afternoon but the local team came up short in a 104-98 loss to Alamance CC. Harris totaled 28 points on Saturday in SVCC’s 106-83 win over Central International College.

SVCC let a second-half lead get away from them on Sunday afternoon in a 104-98 loss to Alamance (NC) CC.    

The two-time defending USA National Post-Grad champions jumped out to a 7-4 lead early but the visitors went on a 12-1 run midway through the quarter and took a 49-40 lead to the halftime break.

SVCC fought back with a vengeance to start the second half as Anthony  Harris scored 11 points in just over two and a half minutes as the local team opened on a 13-2 run to take a 53-51 lead at the 17:07 mark of the second half.

Two straight buckets by Kirvell Alexander gave SVCC a 57-55 lead at the 14:52 mark but the visitors answered with a 12-4 run to open up a lead.

SVCC closed to 90-88 on a bucket by Harris at the 3:13 mark but Alamance hit two big treys down the stretch to seal the win.

Harris scored 34 points to lead SVCC while Alexander tallied 21 points and added six rebounds.

Stewart scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds, seven assists and six blocks while Stith scored 13 points and Chris Jackson tallied 10 points and added six rebounds.

SVCC………….40  58 - 98
ACC……………49  53 – 104

SVCC – Harris 34, Jordan 3, Stewart 14, Jackson 10, Alexander 21, Stith 13.

SVCC, 106-83

SVCC captured its first road win of the season with a 106-83 victory over Central International College on Saturday afternoon in Richmond.

The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game and opened up a 27-19 lead at the 8:01 mark of the first half on a layup by Reggie Dennis.

Back-to-back treys by Harris gave SVCC a 42-25 lead at the 4:58 mark and the local team took a 54-32 lead to the halftime break.

The Panthers got back-to-back buckets from Jackson to extend its lead to 63-34 at the 17:35 mark of the second half.

Jackson scored two straight buckets and Harris hit a trey for a 91-67 lead at the 7:40 mark as the local team cruised down the stretch to the victory.

Harris led SVCC with 28 points and four assists while Jackson scored 18 points and pulled down 18 rebounds.

Stith scored 17 points and added five steals while Stewart scored 11 points and added nine rebounds and five assists.

Naquan Jordan also scored in double figures with 11 points and three assists for SVCC.

SVCC………..54  52 -106
CIC…………..32  51 – 83

SVCC –Harris 28, Jordan 11, Stewart 11, Jackson 18, Baskerville 8, Perry 2, Daniel 4, Stith 17, Dennis 8.