DANVILLE, Va. -- Ferrum College's women's basketball team dropped a USA South road game to Averett University, falling 51-36 this afternoon at the Grant Center.
Averett (17-8, 10-4 USA South)
Ferrum (17-8, 12-2 USA South)
Averett led 22-19 at the break, then increased the lead to 35-22 with a 13-3 third period and never looked back. Averett closed the game with a 45-41 edge in rebounding.
Averett: Frida Lindquist 12 pts; Jonna Koski 8 pts, 10 reb, 2 blocks
Ferrum: Jessie O'Conner 9 pts, 14 reb
Coach Bryan Harvey's team will be a top seed for the upcoming USA South Tournament. The Panthers host a first round game and quarterfinal Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19 on campus. East #4 North Carolina Wesleyan College and #4 East William Peace University play at #1 East Ferrum Saturday at 4 p.m. The winner will face Ferrum Sunday at 2 p.m. The complete tournament schedule is listed below.
2017 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule
Tournament Bracket | Tournament Web Site
Admission: At all venues and contests, tickets can be purchased at the event. Adult general admission is $8.00 while institutional faculty/staff/students along with senior citizens (65 years and older) and children are $3.00. Children under the age of six are free.
First Round - Friday, February 17
Game 1: #5 West-Covenant vs. #4 West-LaGrange - 7:00pm (at Maryville College)
First Round - Saturday, February 18
Game 2: #6 East-Methodist vs. #3 East-Greensboro - 6:00pm (at Averett University)
Game 3: #5 East-William Peace vs. #4 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 4:00pm (at Ferrum College)
Game 4: #6 West-Salem vs. #3 West-Huntingdon - 4:00pm (at Piedmont College)
Quarterfinals - Saturday, February 18
Game 5: Game 1 Winner at #1 West-Maryville - 5:00pm
Quarterfinals - Sunday, February 19
Game 6: Game 2 Winner at #2 East-Averett - 4:00pm
Game 7: Game 3 Winner at #1 East-Ferrum - 2:00pm
Game 8: Game 4 Winner at #2 West-Piedmont - 2:00pm
Semifinals - Friday, February 24 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - TBA
Final - Saturday, February 25 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Semifinal Winners - TBA