Ferrum, Va. -- The Ferrum College women's basketball team fell to nationally-ranked University of Mary Washington tonight at home, falling 75-64, in front of a crowd of 587 fans. Carol Dye had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead Mary Washington to the non-conference win.
Mary Washington jumped out to an early lead, 22-11 with 7:16 left in the first half. Ferrum went on a 7-0 run, capped by a Kayla Goins three-pointer at 4:32 to cut the lead to 22-18, but the Eagles would take a 32-24 lead into the locker room.
Mary Washington (16-0) would open a 12-point lead at 41-29 at the 15:37 mark. Goins got the lead back down to 10 points when she was fouled while shooting a three-pointer, making three free throws at 10:40 and the lead was 53-43 UMW.
A 10-4 run by Mary Washington followed over the next three and a half minutes and the Eagles widened the lead to 16 points at 63-47 with 7:05 left to play, and the Eaghles held on from there for the win.
Goins led Ferrum with 13 points, Kristen Keith had 12 points, while Tesla Akers and Jacole Hairston had 10 points each. Mary Washington (16-0) got 18 points from Katie Wimmer, 13 from Rachel Martin and 10 from Jenna McRae.
Ferrum (11-3) returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 18, when it plays at Mary Baldwin College. The USA South game tips off at 7 p.m. in Staunton, Va.