FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College's men's basketball team twice led by 10 points, then held on for a 74-72 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win over Randolph College tonight at Swartz Gym.
Ferrum (3-12, 2-4 ODAC)
Randolph (6-9, 1-5 ODAC)
The Panthers led by 10 points at halftime and again with just under six minutes left in regulation, then withstood a furious rally by Randolph to earn the ODAC win.
Marcus Plair's layup at 5:46 of the second half put the Panthers out in front 66-56. Randolph then used a 14-5 spurt, capped by Sammy Hooper's three-pointer with 1:06 left to play, to get the WildCats to within a point at 71-70.
Ferrum: Reed 18 pts, 5 reb, 4 asst; Steven Gilbert 13 pts; Helton 12 pts, 7 reb
Randolph: Hooper 22 pts, 4 3FG; Justin Dula 17 pts
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Great gutty team win tonight. We built a lead going into the half and were able to sustain it through the second half. We were able to make some game winning plays down the stretch. I'm proud of the guys and excited that they were finally able to piece two halves together and get that experience. Looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn
Coach Tyler Sanborn's team will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 12, at home against Shenandoah University. The ODAC game is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off at Swartz Gym.