Panther Men Earn First ODAC Win

Rashad Reed had 25 points for Ferrum, draining six three-pointers.
Rashad Reed had 25 points for Ferrum, draining six three-pointers.

 

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Ferrum College earned its first ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball victory with an 85-80 road win over Hampden-Sydney College this afternoon at Fleet Gymnasium.

RECORDS
Ferrum (2-8, 1-3 ODAC)
Hampden-Sydney (4-4, 1-3 ODAC)

THE BASICS
The Panthers trailed 7-3 early on, but a 10-2 run, capped by RJ Turner's layup at 9:10 of the first half, gave the visitors a 13-9 lead. Ferrum outscored the Tigers 28-21 from there and led 41-30 at the break.

The Panthers led by 13 twice in the second half, 43-30 on a pair of Trey Barnhardt free throws to open the half, then 51-38 when Carrington Young made a free throw at 15:28. Hampden-Sydney cut the lead to 79-75 on Chaise Johnson's layup with 39 seconds left in regulation, but Young had four free throws and Marcus Huff had two freebies in the waning seconds to put the game away.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Rashad Reed 19 pts, 4 3FG; Huff 18 pts, 4 3FG; Young 15 pts; Marcus Plair 14 pts
Hampden-Sydney: Johnson 23 pts; Kevin Quinn 18 pts; Malik Crute 16 pts; Warren Zager 11 pts

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Quality team win for our program. We competed from the jump and didn't let up for 40 minutes. Our team has struggled with that this season, great first halves and then let downs in the second. We finally put it together and it resulted in a conference road win, which are hard to come by. Happy for the guys and I am looking forward to continuing to get better." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn

BACK ON COURT
Sanborn's cagers will be back in action Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Catholic University. The non-conference game tips off at 5:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C.