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Mattox Earns USA South, Honors

Mattox Earns USA South, Honors Release
USA South Release

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College junior guard Zarkia Mattox has been named to the Team of the Week and was named USA South Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her part in a 91-89 overtime win over Bridgewater College Dec. 5 on the road.

Mattox had a career night when she notched a triple-double with 48 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Ferrum win the non-conference road game over the Eagles. She is the first women's basketball player to record a triple-double since the College joined the NCAA Division III ranks in 1985.

Mattox's 48 points against Bridgewater is a new school record, surpassing the 44-point performance by Ann Reynolds against Emory & Henry College December 10, 1985, which was tied by Kia Williams against Shenandoah University Feb. 25, 1996.

Mattox was an All-Conference first team selection last season. She leads the league in scoring this year with 24.1 points per game and is third in field goal percentage at 53.8% through eight games.

Ferrum (4-4) returns to action Sunday and Monday, Dec. 18-19, at the North-South Classic at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. The Panthers face Piedmont College Sunday at 1:00 p.m., then take on Maryville College Monday at 1:00 p.m.