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Katy Kipps

Friday, January 25, 2013

FREDERICKSBURG -- Ferrum College's women's basketball team, ranked No. 20 in the nation by, dropped a non-conference game 64-48 Wednesday to University of Mary Washington.

The Eagles (13-5) fell the Elite Eight of last year's NCAA Division III tournament and finished 30-1.

Ferrum was held to a season-worst points total. Its output was 35 points below its its average.

The Panthers shot 30 percent from the floor.

Katy Kipps netted 15 points and was Ferrum's only double-figure scorer. She was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line.

Sam Partonen tallied 17 points and Aby Diop scored10 points for the Eagles.

Mary Washington has defeated Ferrum each of the past three years.

The Panthers (14-2) return to action today and Saturday, with a pair of USA South Athletic Conference road games.

Ferrum plays Averett University today at 7 p.m. and Mary Baldwin College Saturday at 4 p.m.


TIP-INS: Kipps is 31 of 31 from the free-throw line over Ferrum's last four games.

The former Blacksburg prep standout started her streak in the Panthers' nine-point loss at Maryville (Tenn.) College and continued and extended it in victories over Christopher Newport University and North Carolina Wesleyan College and in Wednesday's setback at Mary Washington.

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