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Maroons Beat Ferrum Men 72-59

Carrington Young
Carrington Young


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball game tonight at home, falling 72-59 to Roanoke College at Swartz Gym.

Roanoke (17-7, 10-5 ODAC)
Ferrum (5-19, 4-11 ODAC)

The two teams traded leads early on, then Roanoke surged in front 36-26 with 1:42 left in the first half. Ferrum used a 5-0 run, a layup by Marcus Plair and a three-pointer by Nick Helton, to close the gap to five points at the break.

The Maroons opened the second half with an 8-0 run and eventually widened the lead to 17 points. The Panthers got as close as 11 points when Helton drained a three-pointer with 1:54 left in regulation to cut it to 67-56, but the Maroons held on for the win.

Roanoke: Dillon Thomas 20 pts; Josh Freund 12 pts, 12 reb; Joe Mikalauskas 14 pts
Ferrum: Rashad Reed 17 pts; Marcus Huff 13 pts

Coach Tyler Sanborn's team will close out the season Saturday, Feb. 16, at home against Virginia Wesleyan College. The ODAC game is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off.