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Ferrum Men Beat Shenandoah 89-85 in Overtime

Marcus Huff had 33 points in the ODAC loss.
Marcus Huff had 33 points in the ODAC loss.

 

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Marcus Huff had 23 points and Rashad Reed had 21 as Ferrum College posted an 89-85 Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball win over Shenandoah University this afternoon at the Wilkes Center.

RECORDS
Ferrum (5-16, 4-8 ODAC)
Shenandoah (5-16, 1-11 ODAC)

THE BASICS
Ferrum held a 13-point lead at the break, with Nick Helton posting 15 points on five three-point baskets before halftime. Helton's sixth three-pointer of the game came at 10:41 of the second half and put Ferrum out in front 60-49, but the Hornets began to whittle away at the lead.

Shenandoah sent the game into OT at 74-74 when Christopher Chaney was fouled with 25 seconds left and sank a pair of free throws. The Panthers had a chance to end it in regulation, but Huff's layup with eight seconds left would not fall. The Hornets grabbed an 85-80 lead with 1:42 left in overtime, but Ferrum closed the game with a 9-0 run, including Huff's go-ahead three-pointer with 39 seconds left.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Huff 23 pts, 4 3FG; Reed 21 pts; Helton 18 pts, 6 3FG; Marcus Plair 9 pts
Shendnaodh: Chaney 22 pts, 12 reb; Jylen Williams 20 pts; Alan Dabney 16 pts, 8 reb

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Good experience getting a road conference win in overtime. We battled the whole game on both sides of the ball. Offensively we were flowing in the first half and got a ton of great looks, which we were able to convert. The second half we struggled with their pressure and weren't able to get a great rhythm, but still stayed confident in what we were doing and executed pretty well. Defensively we played hard, but lacked in some of our details in the second half, which led to their runs. Fortunately we made some big shots and guys stepped up made some big free throws down the stretch to help us win." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn

Next Game
Sanborn's team will be back in action Wednesday, Feb. 6, at home against the University of Lynchburg. The game is part of an ODAC doubleheader in which the Ferrum and Lynchburg women will play at 5:00 p.m.