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Royals Post Comeback Win Over Ferrum Men

Rashad Reed led Ferrum with 19 points.
Rashad Reed led Ferrum with 19 points.


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game tonight at home, falling 75-68 to Eastern Mennonite University at Swartz Gym.

RECORDS
Eastern Mennonite (4-3, 1-1 ODAC)
Ferrum (1-6, 0-2 ODAC)

THE BASICS
Eastern Mennonite trailed by seven points at the break, but outscored Ferrum by 14 in the second half to pick up the league win. The Royals chipped away at Ferrum's early second-half lead, and took a 51-50 leadn on Josh Good's three-point basket with 7:03 left to play. Ferrum's Marcus Huff drained a pair of free throws with 1:41 left to play and the game was tied 66-66. The Royals then used a 9-2 run to close out the game.

KEY STATS
Eastern Mennonite: Travis Clower 15 pts; Sammy Thomas 14 pts;
            Tariq Caldwell 10 pts; Tim Jones 10 reb
Ferrum: Rashad Reed 19 pts; 6 3FG; Huff 13 pts; Nick Helton 12 pts

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Just couldn't put together two halves tonight. We shot the ball and defended well in the first half, then couldn't find our rhythm in the second. We've really battled being inconsistent, ultimately we have to figure out how to piece together 40 minutes. Definitely some positives though. We are playing better basketball, but have to fight the lulls." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn

NEXT GAME
Sanborn's team will be back in action Saturday, Dec. 1, at Berry College. The non-conference game tips off at 2:00 p.m. in Rome, Georgia.