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Ferrum Women Win, Advance in USA South Tourn.

Ferrum Women Win, Advance in USA South Tourn.
Junior Zarkia Mattox led Ferrum to the quarterfinal win with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
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FERRUM, Va. -- East #1 seed Ferrum College beat East #5 William Peace University 62-48 this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the USA South Women's Basketball Tournament. The win advanced the Panthers into the semifinals next weekend in Tennessee.

RECORDS
Ferrum (18-8), William Peace (17-9)

THE BASICS
Ferrum jumped out to a 10-0 lead to open the game, incuding a three-pointer basket each by Erin March and Kelli Mounce. The Panthers led 41-21 at the break and eventually widened the lead to 22 points when March's layup with 2:01 left in the third quarter put her team out in front 53-31.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Zarkia Mattox 19 pts, 11 reb, 5 asst; Maggie Self 17 pts; March 12 pts, 13 reb; Mounce 10 pts
William Peace: Jayde Grant 14 pts

NEXT GAME
Coach Bryan Harvey's team will face West #2 Piedmont College Friday, Feb. 24, in a 5:00 p.m. semifinal in Maryville, Tennessee. West #1 seed Maryville College is the host for Friday's semifinal games and Saturday's championship. The complete tournament schedule is below.

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2017 USA SOUTH WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT


First Round - Friday, February 17
Game 1: #5 West-Covenant - 56 #4 West LaGrange - 79

First Round - Saturday, February 18
Game 2: #6 East Methodist - 48 #3 East-Greensboro - 77
Game 3: #5 East William Peace - 66 #4 East N.C. Wesleyan - 60
Game 4: #6 West-Salem - 57 #3 West Huntingdon - 72

Quarterfinals - Saturday, February 18
Game 5: #4 West LaGrange - 34 #1 West Maryville - 58

Quarterfinals - Sunday, February 19
Game 6: #3 East Greensboro at #2 East Averett - 4:00 pm (in progress)
Game 7: #5 East William Peace - 48 #1 East Ferrum - 62
Game 8: #3 West Huntingdon - 54 #2 West Piedmont - 79

Semifinals - Friday, February 24 (at Maryville)
Game #1 East Ferrum vs. #2 West Piedmont - 5:00 pm
Game 6 Winner vs. #1 West Maryville - 7:00 pm

Final - Saturday, February 25 (at Maryville)
Semifinal Winners - 3:00 pm