Sitting tied atop the USA South standings, Ferrum eeked out a 72-63 win over Greensboro in Hanes Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The Panthers benefited from 23 Pride turnovers and 30% shooting from the hosts. Danielle Duncan led the Pride with a double-double consisting of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Duncan scored the first two points of the game, but from then on out, the Panthers controlled the tempo and the scoreboard. Ferrum guard Kayla Goins quickly answered with a three point basket to start a brilliant first half for the Panthers.
Goins’ three started a 23-5 run for the visitors. Throughout the run, Goins added another three and her backcourt partner Tesla Akers hit two. The Pride did rally back towards the end of the first half, but trailed at the break 39-28.
Ferrum opened up the second half on a 20-11 run to extend their lead 59-39 with 8:52 left in the contest. With the help of a successfull full court trap, Duncan and company battled back to within six after a Hannah Holm free throw with ten ticks remaining. Six was the closest that Greensboro would get and time eventually ran out on the Pride.
Chevena Pickard and Jena Cabe also netted double figures with 13 and 11 respectively. Bianca Richburg grabbed ten rebounds, but was one point shy of a double-double. Greensboro returns to action Saturday when they travel to USA South rival Christopher Newport.