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Hornets Hang on to Beat Ferrum Men

Rashad Reed had 28 points for the Panthers.
Rashad Reed had 28 points for the Panthers.

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College trimmed a 27-point deficit to five points late in the game, but dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game 76-64 to Lynchburg College tonight at Swartz Gym.

Lynchburg (18-5, 9-5 ODAC)
Ferrum (5-17, 4-9 ODAC)

Lynchburg jumped out 25-8 lead in the first seven minutes of play and never trailed. The Hornets extended the lead to 27 points with 5:57 left in the first half, but Ferrum used a 14-7 run to get to within 20 points at the break.

The Panthers slowly chipped away at the lead, getting to within five points at 69-64 on Rashad Reed's three-pointer with 1:54 left in regulation. The Hornets closed the game with five players in double figures. Reed finished with 28 points, tying his career-high from last season in a 100-96 win over Averett University December 13 at home.

Lynchburg: Austin Wrighten 17 pts, 10 reb; Chance Greene 14 pts; Connor Schroeder 13 pts; Devante' Young 12 pts; Cody Lang 10 pts
Ferrum: Reed 28 pts, 7 3FG; Marcus Huff 17 pts

Coach Tyler Sanborn's team will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 9, at Washington and Lee University. The ODAC game tips off at 2:00 p.m. in Lexington, Virginia.