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Ferrum Men Fall 67-52 to Catholic in Nation's Capital

Marcus Huff led the Panthers with 17 points.
Marcus Huff led the Panthers with 17 points.


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Ferrum College men's basketball team traveled to Catholic University, falling 67-52 in non-conference action tonight at Fran Murray Court.

Catholic (4-5)
Ferrum (2-9)

Trey Barnhardt's three-pointer at 10:23 of the first half put Ferrum out in front 15-12. The Cardinals responded with a 13-4 run over the next eight minutes to take a 23-19 lead with three minutes left in the first half. The Panthers battled back and took a 27-26 lead on Marcus Huff's free throw with six seconds left, but Catholic's Will Turgeon drilled a three-pointer with one second left for a 29-27 lead at the break.

Catholic used an 17-0 run to open the second half, including seven points from leading scorer Jimmy Golaszewski, and the Panthers never recovered.

Catholic: Golaszewski 15 pts, 12 reb; Bryan Easton 12 pts
Ferrum: Huff 17 pts; Rashad Reed 12 pts; Marcus Plair 10 pts

"We just didn't have it tonight. We could never find any rhythm offensively, which led to a lackluster defense. Their constant switching defenses kept us off balance and we handled it poorly. We were only down two at half and then come out and spot them 17 points to start the half. You can not do that and expect to win against good teams." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn

Sanborn's team will break for the Christmas holiday, then returns to action Saturday, Dec. 29, at Methodist University. The non-conference game is scheduled to tip off at 3:00 p.m. in Fayetteville, North Carolina.