The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team won a pair of games over the weekend in the Benz Classic to improve to 4-4 on the season.
SVCC topped the host Stillwater Christian Prep team 98-95 in the first game of the showcase event getting a bucket by Marcus Hoosier with 35 seconds left to play and two free-throws from DaShaun Coleman with 13 seconds left to seal the victory.
SVCC jumped out to a big lead in the first half behind three treys from Anthony Williams and 13 points from Hoosier to take a 55-32 halftime lead.
Stillwater Christian fought back with a big second half to take a 91-89 lead with 2:44 left to play before SVCC rallied to seal the win in the final minute.
Hoosier led SVCC with 23 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in the game while Coleman added 15 points and eight rebounds.
Khari Jenkins scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and tallied eight blocks for SVCC while
Donald Maxwell scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Tevin Holloway also finished in double figures for SVCC with 10 points and three assists.
SVCC....55 43 – 98
SW.......32 63 – 95
SVCC – Maxwell 13, Hoosier 23, Holloway 10, Alexander 5, Jenkins 13, Williams 9, Coleman 15, Saunders 8, Burgess 2.
Hoosier’s 4 point play with 1:06 left gave SVCC a lead it would not relinquish in a 73-70 victory over Swish City Prep in the nightcap at the Benz Classic.
SVCC jumped out to a 26-17 lead early in the contest on Jenkins’ massive dunk at the 5:23 mark of the first half.
SCP fought back and knotted the score at 31 at the halftime break.
Maxwell’s bucket at the 9:08 mark of the second half gave SVCC a 51-45 lead but SCP fought back and opened up a two point lead before Hoosier completed the 4point play and Jenkins scored on a rebound and putback with 8 seconds left to seal the victory.
Jenkins led SVCC with 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks while Maxwell finished with 12 points and six assists.
Holloway added 12 points and three rebounds while Hoosier tallied 11 points and six assists.
SVCC...........31 42 – 73
SCP..............31 39 – 70
SVCC – Maxwell 12, Hoosier 11, Holloway 12, Alexander 4, Jenkins 17, Williams 4, Coleman 6, Saunders 7.