SVCC picks up another win, moving above .500 for the season

Published 12:14 am Monday, January 23, 2023

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team broke out to a double-digit lead eight minutes in and never looked back Sunday afternoon. SVCC picked up a 90-63 victory over Bryant & Stratton MIT, improving their record to 4-3 on the season. 

SVCC trailed early but a rebound and putback by Marquise Petty gave the Panthers a 11-10 lead at the 15:52 mark of the first half.

Two straight buckets by Jermonta James extended the SVCC lead to 17-10 lead at the 14:57 mark. A 3-point play by Tae Holmes gave the Panthers a 30-17 at the 9:23 mark of the first half.

A bucket by Petty gave SVCC a 42-22 lead at the 6:43 mark but Bryant & Stratton fought back to close the margin to 47-38 at the halftime break.

The Panthers picked back up where they left off in the second half as treys by James and Joseph Jiggetts ran the lead to 64-47 at the 11:26 mark. Two treys by Holmes extended the lead to 73-58 at the 6:50 mark and the local team cruised down the stretch to the lopsided win. Holmes and James led SVCC with 17 points apiece while Petty scored 15 and David Gant added 10.

What’s next for SVCC? 

The team will return home on Saturday to face the College of Southern Maryland at 2 p.m. at Park View High School.