|Panthers break 100 at Bishops' expense|
Ferrum College’s Katy Kipps (54) defends Christopher Newport University’s Camry Green during the second half of Saturday’s victory. (Staff Photo by Steven Marsh)
Monday, January 21, 2013
FERRUM -- Talk about a juxtaposition of victories.
One day after scoring a season-worst points total (65) and winning, Ferrum College's nationally-ranked women's basketball team netted a season-best output in routing North Carolina Wesleyan College, 10-5-82, Sunday in a USA South Athletic Conference contest at William P. Swartz Gymnasium.
Junior post player Katy Kipps tallied a career-best 28 points to lead a quintet of double-figure scorers as Ferrum (8-1 in the USA South, 14-1 overall) won its 15th straight game at Swartz Gym dating to last year.
Ferrum's win, coupled with Christopher Newport's (CNU) 65-60 conference road triumph over Maryville (Tenn.) College, leaves the Panthers and the Scots tied for first place in the conference standings.
Ferrum has scored 100 or more points in 12 games during is NCAA Division III tenure, which dates to the 1985-86 academic year, and is 11-1 in those games.
The Panthers have broken the 100-point mark against five different conference opponents: William Peace (N.C.) University, Greensboro (N.C.) College, Meredith (N.C.) College, Mary Baldwin College and N.C. Wesleyan.
Ferrum led by six points at intermission, then blitzed the Bishops by 17, 57-40, in the second half.
Kipps was 7 of 16 from the field and 14 of 14 from the free-throw line. Also, she pulled down seven rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
Kipps' 14 free throws made and attempted ties single-game school records in those categories.
Former standout Lisa Childress was 14 of 14 in a 1987 game against CNU and former performer Ann Reynolds attempted 14 free throws in a 1986 game against Knoxville (Tenn.) College.
Also scoring in double-figures for Ferrum were Jacole Hairston with 15 points, Shea Smith (Franklin County) with 13 and Tesla Akers and Kelsey Frazier each with 12.
Frazier gabbed a game-best 12 rebounds to complete a double-double.
Also scoring for Ferrum were Kylene Culler with nine points, Boreika Burwell (Franklin County) with six, and Kemani Crawford and Jessica Rhodes each with five.
Tiffany Bell led N.C. Wesleyan with 22 points, while Shanice Goree netted 20.
Also scoring in double figures were Amanda Sherman with 12 points and Derreon Cole with 10.
Five other players scored for the Bishops.
Because the USA South is employing an unbalanced schedule in women's basketball this season, Sunday's contest is the only regular-season meeting between the Panthers and the Bishops.
Ferrum begins of five straight road games with its next game -- a visit to the University of Mary Washington for its final non-conference regular-season game.
Tip off in Fredericksburg is 7 p.m.
Since suffering a loss to Shenandoah University at William P. Swartz Gymnasium last season, Ferrum has won 15 straight home games. Three of those victories came in last year's USA South Athletic Conference tournament
William Peace 82-52
Christopher Newport 82-58
Mary Baldwin 101-59
Mary Baldwin 84-60*
Christopher Newport 82-56*
William Peace 81-51
Christopher Newport 65-55
N.C. Wesleyan 105-82
*Games played in last year's conference tournament