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Mattox Scores 36 to Lead Ferrum Past N.C. Wesleyan

Mattox Scores 36 to Lead Ferrum Past N.C. Wesleyan
Zarkia Mattox had 36 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and five steals.


FERRUM, Va. -- Zarkia Mattox had 36 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead Ferrum College to a 69-52 USA South Athletic Conference women's basketball win over North Carolina Wesleyan College this afternoon at Swartz Gym.

RECORD
Ferrum (14-7, 9-1 USA South), N.C. Wesleyan (9-12, 4-6 USA South)

THE BASICS
The Panthers led 21-8 after one period and 34-18 at the break. The Bishops chipped away at the lead, eventually getting within nine points at 54-45 with seven minutes left to play. Ferrum closed out the game with a 15-7 run to earn a sweep of the home and away series. The Panthers also beat N.C. Wesleyan 63-51 Jan. 6 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Mattox 36 pts, 17 reb, 5 asst, 5 steals; Maggie Self 10 pts;
Erin March 10 pts, 10 reb
N.C. Wesleyan: Timyra Staton 14 pts, 12 reb

NEXT GAME
Coach Bryan Harvey's team will host Methodist University Sunday, Feb. 5. The USA South game is scheduled to tip off at 3:00 p.m., following the Ferrum men's game vs. William Peace University.