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Monday, February 18, 2013

Ferrum men claim 10th USA South win

FERRUM -- Lamont King netted 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds -- both game-best totals -- Saturday to lead Ferrum College's men's basketball team to its 10th USA South Athletic Conference victory Saturday, a 17-point, 62-45, triumph over Maryville (Tenn.) College at William P. Swartz Gymnasium.

Ferrum's victory is its second this season over the Scots (4-9 in the USA South, 9-13 overall) and gives the Panthers a 6-0 record at Swartz Gym in league play.

Also with the victory, Ferrum (10-3 in the USA South, 13-9 overall) matches its win total from last year when the Panthers finished 13-13.

In outscoring Maryville 30-18 in the first half, the Panthers limited the Scots to 20.7 percent shooting (6 of 29 from the floor). For the game, Maryville was 14 of 53 (26.4 percent) from the field.

Ferrum won the second half 32-27.

The Panthers converted 44.7 percent (21 of 47) of its shots for the game.

King, who has scored 20 or more points eight times this season, was 8 of 12 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line. Of his 13 rebounds, 12 were off the defensive glass.

Jamal Pullen finished with 15 points on a 5 of 7 shooting display. He was 5 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Brian Clarke tallied 10 points. He was 5 of 8 from the field.

Also scoring for the Panthers were Marshall Hamilton with five points, Alek Ayer with four, J.D. Wallace with three, Donte Thomas and Jordan Mann each with two and Charles Warren with one.

Hamilton swished Ferrum's lone 3-pointer.

Joey Bodewig led Maryville with 14 points.

Christian Ford, Jose Agosto and Spencer Shoffner each hit a 3-pointer for the Scots.


Methodist upsets Ferrum women, 64-61

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Christiana Schrader netted a game-best 18 points and Brianna Robinson tallied 16 to lead Methodist (N.C.) University to a 64-61 upset of Ferrum College in a USA South Athletic Conference women's basketball game Saturday.

Ferrum (15-2 in the USA South, 21-3 overall) entered the game ranked No.1 in the NCAA Division III South Region and ranked No. 16 and No. 18 nationally.

Ferrum saw a seven-game winning streak end with the loss.

Jacole Hairston paced the Panthers with 14 points and Tesla Akers scored 10.

Ferrum led 32-31 at halftime.

Methodist (11-6 in the USA South, 16-8 overall) outscored the Panthers 33-29 in the second half.

Five other players contributed points to the Monarch's win.

Also scoring for Ferrum were Shea Smith (Franklin County) and Katy Kipps each with eight points, Jessica Rhodes, Kemani Crawford and Kayla Goins each with six, Boreika Burwell (Franklin County) with two and Kylene Culler with one.


Eagles fall to Patriots in consolation game

ROANOKE - Patrick Henry outscored Franklin County by seven points in the fourth quarter Thursday en route to a 60-53 victory in the consolation game of the 2013 Western Valley District boys' basketball tournament.

With the win, its second this season over the Eagles, PH earns the WVD's No. 3 Northwest Regional berth and will join league champion George Washington-Danville (21-2) and William Fleming in the 12-team regional tournament, which began on Saturday.

FCHS (15-8) ends its season with the loss, its second under the coaching direction of Lloyd Church.

In terms of victories, the Eagles improved from nine in Church's first year to 15. But, the Eagles started the season by winning 11 of their first 12 games before finishing 4-7 in their last 11 games.

Seven of FCHS's eight setbacks were to Danville (3), William Fleming (2) and PH (2).

The Eagles were attempting to earn a regional-tournament berth for the first time since 2007

PH outscored FCHS 25-18 in the fourth quarter to break a 35-35 stalemate.

The Patriots led 15-9 after the first period and captured the second stanza 14-12 to take an eight-point, 29-21, edge at intermission.

The Eagles limited the Patriots to six third-quarter points in winning the period 14-6 to produce the deadlock at 35.

Each team converted 16 field goals, but five of PH's field goals were 3-pointers as opposed to two for FCHS.

The teams combined to commit 41 fouls and shoot 57 free throws. For FCHS, Adonis Edwards fouled out and Devin Clements was assessed a technical foul.

PH was 23 of 34 from the line, FCHS was 19 of 23.

Christian Kirchman led the Patriots with 17 points. He swished three 3-point field goals.

Marcus Banks finished with 15 points and five other players contributed points to PH's win.

Ray Witcher netted a game-best 20 points for the Eagles. He was FCHS's lone double-figure scorer.

Also scoring for the Eagles were Clements with nine points, Ethan Adams with eight, Edwards with seven, Josh Blankenship with four, Bradley Parcell with three and Troy Lambert with two.


TIP-INS: PH saw its season end Saturday in the opening round of the Northwest Regionals with a 66-61 loss to Battlefield, the Cedar Run District's No. 2 seed.

PH finishes its season with an 18-7 record.

William Fleming (16-9) advanced to Tuesday night's quarterfinals with a 66-37 first-round win at home Saturday over Patriot, the Cedar Run's No. 3 seed.

The Colonels travel to Commonwealth District champion Mountain View (23-2), while Danville entertains C.D. Hylton (11-14), the Cardinal District's No. 3 seed.

Also, Potomac, Stonewall Jackson and Gar-Field have advanced to the quarterfinals.


Faith Christian ends CHA's hoops season

ROANOKE -- Faith Christian School of Roanoke outscored Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) 51-20 in the second and third quarters Saturday en route to a 67-40 victory over the Knights in a Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) Southwest District play-in game.

With the loss, its third this season to Faith Christian, CHA ends its 2012-13 season.

Faith Christian led 11-9 after the first quarter, then used a 28-11 second-stanza blitz to push the spread to 19 points, 39-20, at intermission.

The Warriors used a 23-9 third-quarter run to make the count 62-29.

CHA won the fourth quarter 11-5.

Faith Christian swished five 3-point field goals in its victory: three by Isaac Elliott and two by Nick Alterio.

Elliott finished with a game-best 18 points.

Luke Alligood netted 11 and Alterio and Connor Clinton each tallied 10.

Four other players contributed points to the victory.

Kenny Toomey led CHA with 12 points.

Also scoring were Story Woolson with nine points, Jeremiah Stocker with eight, Joseph Keenan with five, Timmy Moyer with four and Cameron Ross with two.

Keenan hit the Knights' lone 3-pointer.

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