Greensboro, NC â€“ Ferrum College outscored Greensboro College 11-7 in the overtime period and defeated The Pride, 82-78, in a USA South game on Wednesday night. The contest was sent to extra time after Pernell Davis (Boynton Beach/Boynton Beach High School) made an off-balance three-pointer that had to be confirmed by video review.
Jerrell Wade had 21 points and Derek Mitchell added 19 and 10 rebounds for the visitors. GCâ€™s Adam Powell (Stuart, FL/Jensen Beach High) and Davis had 17 and 15 points respectively. Walter Brady (St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs) had a double-double for GC with 11 points and 10 boards. RJ Smith (Charleston, SC/Porter Gaud School) added 11 for the home club.
FC improved to 8-1 and 2-1 in the USA South. GC is now 7-1, 1-1.
Officials ruled the shot good. Ferrum Coach Bill Tharp then requested confirmation via GCâ€™s video review, allowable by NCAA rules. The three officials reviewed the shot numerous times on The Prideâ€™s vdeo equipment and confirmed the shot.
Ferrum led at the break 44-31. The Pride, however, rallied and took the lead after a Powell three-point play with 5:29 left made the score 62-60.
Prior to the Davis three that sent then game to extra time, GC ran a play for Davis. That trey was off the mark and rebounded by Gary Brandt. Brandt then slipped and traveled, which allowed the Davis opportunity.
Ferrum shot 57-percent (30-56) to The Prideâ€™s 42-percent (30-67). The visitors had the edge in rebounds 39-38. The pride committed 19 and forced 20 turnovers.
GC hosts NC Wesleyan on Saturday at 4 p.m.
*****You can check out the video of the three-point shot at the Greensboro College web site….*****