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Mattox Drops 31 to Lead Ferrum Past WPU

Mattox Drops 31 to Lead Ferrum Past WPU
Zarkia Mattox had 31 points and 19 rebounds, both game-high totals.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Zarkia Mattox had 31 points and 19 rebounds to lead Ferrum College to a 61-54 USA South women's basketball road win over William Peace University this afternoon at Hermann Athletic Center. The win was the seventh in as many games for the Panthers.

Ferrum (12-6, 7-0 USA South), William Peace (14-4, 6-2 USA South)

William Peace jumped out to a 17-10 lead after one period, but the Panthers rallied in the second to close the gap to 30-27 at the break. Ferrum used a 19-13 run in the third to grab a three point lead (46-43) heading into the fourth period. The Panthers led 52-51 with 5:18 left in regulation, but closed the game with a 9-3 run, with Mattox scoring seven of her team's last nine points.

Ferrum: Mattox 31 pts, 19 reb, 5 asst; Erin March 8 pts, 9 reb, 4 blocks
William Peace: Nadine Ealey 17 pts; Susannah Sykes 14 pts; Whitney Walker 10 pts; 12 reb

Coach Bryan Harvey's team will play at Greensboro College Sunday, Jan. 29. The USA South game tips off at 2:00 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina.