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