Men's Basketball Falls to Southern Virginia
BEREA, Ky. – Asbury men’s basketball fell to Southern Virginia University on Friday, 97-84 in the Roland Wierwille Classic hosted by Berea College. The Knights shot 57 percent in the game while the Eagles shot 52 percent.
Adam Delph led the Eagles in scoring for the sixth straight game, scoring 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting. The senior guard connected on 4-of-6 from three-point range and made 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Asbury connected on 7-of-18 from beyond the arc but the Knights knocked down a sparkling 12-of-20, led by Wesley Evans’ 7-of-8 performance. Evans finished with 27 points.
The game was tied 45-45 at the half. The lead changed hands for the first 11 minutes of the second half but the Eagles were outscored 15-6 in a crucial three minute span late in the half as SVU pulled away.
Austin Flannery added 15 points for the Eagles (7-4), hitting 6-of-11 from the floor. Lee’Vaughn Morris added six assists to lead the Eagles as the team handed out 17 assists on 30 made field goals. Asbury was outrebounded 37-27, the fifth straight game the Eagles have been outrebounded.
The 24 points for Delph give him 986 for his career. He will become the 15th member of the 1,000 point club. Delph has scored at least 20 points seven times this season in 11 games including the past six games.
Asbury will play Wilberforce (Ohio) on Saturday at 2pm at Berea.