SVCC rises to 11-9

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) men’s basketball team opened up a double-digit lead early in the second half Saturday afternoon and held on for a 93-82 win over visiting Washington Academy.

The win was the eleventh in the past 13 games for SVCC, the two-time defending USA National Postgrad champions. The Panthers are now 11-9 for the season.

They held a 17-10 lead Saturday during the first half and were up 41-38 at halftime.

After opening up a 47-39 advantage in the second half, Washington Academy fought back, cutting the deficit to two. But SVCC responded, with Anthony Harris scoring on a driving layup and Iseal Stith hitting a jumper the give the Panthers a 64-58 lead at the 9:10 mark.

A two-handed dunk by J.C. Stewart in the final minute of play sealed the SVCC win.

For the game, Harris had 20 points and seven assists, Stewart had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks, Stith had 18 points and 10 assists, Kirvell Alexander had 13 points and 13 boards, Na’Jawuan Davis had 13 points and six boards and Chris Jackson added 10 points.

The Panthers host Swish City Prep on Saturday at 2 p.m.