BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Rasheed Reed had 20 points for Ferrum College but the Panthers dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game at Bridgewater College, falling 71-65 tonight at Nininger Hall.
Bridgewater (7-6, 2-2 ODAC)
Ferrum (2-11, 1-4 ODAC)
Ferrum opened the game with a 6-0 lead off baskets by Reed, R.J. Turner and Marcus Huff, and eventually took a 32-25 lead into the break. The Panthers led 50-44 after a pair of Carrington Young free throws at 11:11 of the second half, but the Eagles exploded for 16 unanswered points to go out in front 60-50 with just over seven minutes left to play.
Ferrum cut the lead to 64-61 after Turner made one of two shots from the free throw line with 3:21 left in regulation, but Bridgewater went 5-6 at the line down the home stretch to preserve the league win.
Bridgewater: Ken Stanciel 19 pts, 12 reb; Jimmie Sanders 19 pts; Chandler Murray 14 pts
Ferrum: Reed 20 pts; Marcus Huff 15 pts, 10 reb
Coach Tyler Sanborn's team will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 5, at William Peace University. The non-conference game is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off in Raleigh, North Carolina.