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Methodist tops Ferrum in USA South play

Friday, February 1, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Brandon Monk and Austin Peck came off the bench to combine for 21 points Wednesday in leading Methodist (N.C.) University to a 73-60 USA South Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Ferrum College.

Monk finished with 11 points and Peck scored 10 for the Monarchs, who defeated the Panthers for the fourth straight time.

Ferrum's loss, its second in a row, both in conference play, overshadowed a game-best points performance by sophomore Jamal Pullen.

Pullen netted 25 points. He was 10 of 15 from the field.

Methodist, however, limited Lamont King, the Panthers' leading scorer, to a season-worst four points on 2 of 10 shooting.

Pullen and King did share game-best rebounding laurels each with seven.

Eight other players contributed points to the Monarchs' victory.

Methodist (5-4 in the USA South, 8-10 overall) led 36-31 at intermission and outscored Ferrum (6-3 in the USA South, 9-9 overall) by eight points, 37-29, after halftime.

J.D. Wallace also scored in double fugures for the Panthers with 10 points.

Also scoring were Brian Clarke with eight points, Alek Ayer with five, Marshall Hamilton with four and Ed Valentine and Shon Goode each with two.

Ferrum returns to action Saturday against USA South rival LaGrange (Ga.) College. Tip off at William P. Swartz Gymnasium is 4 p.m.

Prior to tip off, the college will retire the No. 33 jersey worn by former All-American Derek Mitchell, the only player in program history to score more than 1,000 career points and grab more than 1,000 career rebounds.

Mitchell ranks second in career scoring. He will become the second former Ferrum men's basketball player to have his jersey retired.

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