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SVCC wins 74-72

The Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) men’s basketball team rebounded from a loss at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton on Saturday, Jan. 25, to top Johnston County Community College, of North Carolina, 74-72 at home on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26.

The victory improved the Panthers to 5-7 on the season.

With the game tied at 72, SVCC guard Rick Sullivan drove into the paint and hit a runner at the buzzer for the game winner.

Sullivan scored all 14 of his points in the second half and added five assists and four rebounds.

The Panthers fell behind early in the game but fought back as a bucket by Marctavious Holmes and a big dunk by DeAndre Miles cut the Johnston County lead to 16-12 in the first half. Six straight points by T.J. House kept his team within four, 24-20, but the visitors took a 34-30 lead into halftime.

Aaron Logan led SVCC with 20 points and 15 rebounds in the game, while Holmes scored 16 points and added six rebounds. House added 12 points and five assists, while Miles tallied nine points.

Playing for the team this year is freshman Khalil Moore, a Central High School graduate.