The Southside Virginia Community College mens’ basketball team captured a pair of wins over the weekend against Virginia Community System foes Thomas Nelson and Germanna.
The two wins improved SVCC, the three-time defending USA National Postgrad champions, to 8-4 on the season.
After falling behind 11-7 early on Sunday against Germanna CC, SVCC responded with a 28-0 run and never looked back in picking up a 103-69 win.
Michael Jackson and Joshua McClure hit treys during the big run while KJ Reagans added two to give SVCC a 35-11 lead at the 11:39 mark of the first half.
Five straight points from McClure increased the lead to 50-19 and the local team took a 57-24 lead to the halftime break.
Kamron Hughes added a big dunk early in the second half for a 61-24 lead and the local team cruised in the second half to the victory.
Issac Edwards came off the bench to knock down three treys and led the team with 22 points and eight rebounds on the day while Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed seven boards and Hughes knocked down 17 points and added 11 rebounds with eight assists.
Justin Williams and Isreal Stith scored 12 points apiece for SVCC while Regans scored 11.
Ronn Holmes led Germanna with 21 points while Brian Morris added 20.
SVCC…………..57 46 – 103
Germanna………24 45 – 69
SVCC – Hughes 17, Jackson 18, Stith 12, McClure 9, Williams 12, Reagans 11, Edwards 22, Brandon 0, Cox 2.
SVCC jumped out to a big lead and then had to rally late for an 84-74 win over Thomas Nelson CC on Saturday afternoon.
KJ Reagan’s trey with 40 seconds left gave SVCC a 78-74 lead and Williams added two layups late to seal the victory.
The local team got off to a tremendous start behind dunks by Hughes and Williams to jump out to a 15-2 lead at the 14:40 mark of the first half.
Six straight points by Jackson gave SVCC a 38-27 lead and the local team took a 43-31 lead to the halftime break.
Back-to-back treys by Reagans gave SVCC a 58-53 lead at the 11:33 mark of the second half as the Panthers held off TNCC.
Stith led SVCC with 21 points and seven rebounds while Williams scored 17 points and added nine rebounds and Jackson finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
McClure grabbed 12 rebounds in the game while Reagans finished with 12 points and five rebounds.
Kyle Clayton led TNCC with 21 points while Amari Aklin added 18.
SVCC…………43 41 - 84
TNCC…………31 43 – 74
SVCC – Hughes 6, Jackson 16, Stith 21, McClure 4, Williams 17, Reagans 12, Brandon 8.
TWO THE EASY WAY – Michael Jackson scored two on this dunk in action from SVCC’s 103-69 win over Germanna CC on Sunday afternoon. (SVCC photo)