FERRUM, Va. -- Jacy Marvin had 19 points as Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's basketball game to visiting Randolph-Macon College this afternoon at Swartz Gym. Six Ferrum players were honored with a Senior Day ceremony piror to the game.
Randolph-Macon (14-7, 9-5 ODAC)
Ferrum (3-18, 1-13 ODAC)
The two teams played evenly early on, with Randolph-Macon out in front 18-16 after one period. The Yellow Jackets broke a 25-25 stalemate in the second period with a 14-4 run to grab a 39-29 lead at 1:56 on Jayla Wade's layup. Ferrum responded with a 7-1 run, capped by Jessy Nichols' layup, to close to the gap to 40-36 at the break.
Ferrum surged ahead with an 18-11 run in the third period, taking a 54-51 lead on Maggie Self's three-pointer at 2:11. The Pantherrs extended the lead to six points at 59-53 when Self converted a layup with nine seconds left in the third. Randolph-Macon used an 8-2 run to open the fourth period and tie the game 61-61 at 5:30, then went on a 14-2 run over the next five minutes to deliver the knockout blow and grab a 75-63 lead with just under a minute left to play.
Randolph-Macon: Charlette Woods 21 pts, 13 pts; Jayla Wade 18 pts
Ferrum: Marvin 19 pts, 5 3FG; Jasmine Barr 14 pts; Self 12 pts
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Senior Day is always a special for us. It gives us a chance to let our seniors know how much they mean to us. Our six seniors are a special group. With Kelli Mounce unfortunately out with a knee injury, the other five seniors got the start and really played inspired basketball. We entered the fourth quarter with a six-point lead. We went cold in the fourth and and came up a little short on the scoreboard. I feel good about the effort. I can't say enough about this senior group and the type of people they are. It's been a tough season in terms of wins and losses, but they do things the right way and that's bigger than basketball. They represent Ferrum College in a way that makes me proud." --Head Coach Bryan Harvey
Harvey's team will be back in action Wednesday, Feb. 6, at home against the University of Lynchburg. The ODAC game is scheduled to tip off a 5:00 p.m.