ASHLAND, Va. -- Marcus Huff had a game-high 18 points as Ferrum College dropped its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game to Randolph-Macon College tonight at Crenshaw Gym.
Randolph-Macon jumped out to a 9-2 lead four and a half minutes into the game, but Ferrum responded with a 13-7 run to get within a point at 16-15 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets used a 17-10 run to close out the half and took a 33-25 lead into the break. R-MC slowly widened the lead in the second half, eventually leading 49-29 with 15 minutes left to play.
Randolph-Macon: Grayson Midulla 17 pts, 4 3FG; Darryl Williams 15 pts; Buzz Anthony 14 pts
Ferrum: Huff 18 pts
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"It's been a tough start to the year for our program, thus far. We scheduled really strong teams to get a good idea of the type of competition that we would play in the ODAC on a nightly basis. Randolph-Macon is a veteran team with some very seasoned ODAC players. We hung around in the first half, executed our offense well and took advantage of open opportunities. We went to the half with a manageable deficit. In the second half, we really struggled to find any offensive rhythm. I felt with that and our inability to keep them off the offensive glass, led to their ability to push the lead and take control of the game. We have a lot of work to do, but I think this stretch of games has been good for our program. Our guys are learning what it takes to be able to compete at a high level and are gaining great experience. We will rely on our three upperclassmen to lead the way as we continue the season." -- Head Coach Tyler Sanborn
Sanborn's team returns to action Sunday, Nov. 25, at home against Averett University. The non-conference game is scheduled to tip off at 2:00 p.m. in Swartz Gym.