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Ferrum Women Top Royals 57-52 on the Road

Jessy Nichols had 11 points, three assists and three steals.
Jessy Nichols had 11 points, three assists and three steals.

 

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Arin Bunker had 16 points, including a pair of three-pointers, to lead Ferrum College to a 57-52 Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's basketball win over Eastern Mennonite University this afternoon at Yoder Arena.

RECORDS
Ferrum (3-2, 1-0 ODAC)
Eastern Mennonite (1-4, 0-1 ODAC)

THE BASICS
The game was Ferrum's first-ever ODAC contest since the Panthers joined the league this fall. Eastern Mennonite led 2-0, but Bunker's three-pointer 1:23 into the game gave the Panthers a lead they would hold through halftime. The Royals tied the game at 22-22, only to see Ferrum close out the half with a 9-2 run to take a 31-24 lead into the break.

EMU chipped away at the lead and eventually slipped out in front at 36-35 on Emily McCombs' jumper at 3:42 of the third quarter. After a couple lead changes and ties in the third and fourth quarters, Ferrum went out in front, for good on Jasmine Barr's jumper at 7:55 of the fourth quarter to give Ferrum a 43-41 lead. The Royals cut it to a point at 51-50 on Lexi Dean's layup with 2:19 left in regulation. Ferrum closed the game with a 6-1 run on a jumper and a free throw from Nichols and a three-pointer by Jacy Marvin.

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"I'm really excited for our team! To get a win on the road in our first ODAC game is big. EMU has an excellent basketball tradition. It's going to be hard to win on the road in this league. For us to go on the road a get a league win is huge. Our team chemistry is in a good place. Our kids are really buying in and working hard. I'm really enjoying coaching this group right now. We just need to keep the right mindset and continue to work and grow as a group." -- Head Coach Bryan Harvey

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Bunker 16 pts, 6 reb; Nichols 11 pts
Eastern Mennonite: McCombs 11 pts; Jess Washington 9 pts, 9 reb

NEXT GAME
Coach Bryan Harvey's team will be back in action Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Randolph College. The ODAC game is scheduled to tip off at 5:00 p.m. in Lynchburg, Virginia.