FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped a non-conference women's basketball game to Greensboro College this afternoon at home, falling 81-73 at Swartz Gym.
Ferrum held an early 9-6 lead on a three-pointer and layup by Jessy Nichols, and layups by Jasmine Barr and Jasmine Wilson. Greensboro responded with a 16-7 run to close the first quarter with a 22-16 lead and never trailed from there.
The Pride widened the lead to eight points at the break, then held their largest lead with 53 seconds left in the third quarter when a pair of Ashley Free free throws made it 58-45. Ferrum got the lead down to five points courtesy of two Kelsey Mosley free throws with 6:44 left in the game, only to see Greensboro extend its lead to double digits four times down the stretch.
Greensboro: Sabria Joseph 22 pts, 8 steals; Katie Lewis 16 pts;
A'Liyah Woods 15 pts; Lauren Jenkins 10 pts, 9 reb
Ferrum: Arin Bunker 14 pts; Jacy Marvin 14 pts, 4 3FG, 6 asst;
Maggie Self 11 pts; Jasmine Barr 10 pts, 8 reb
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"We lost a tough game at home today to a good Greensboro team. I thought we played hard enough to win, but did not do a good enough job taking care of the ball and they hurt us on the offensive glass. We need to play with the same effort that we gave tonight, but clean up the turnovers and do a much better job at getting all five players to the boards. We will get back in the gym tomorrow and keep working. With the type of effort we gave today, I think we can be a much better team by the end of the year." --Head Coach Bryan Harvey
Harvey's team will be back in action Wednesday, Jan. 2, at home against Shenandoah University. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m.