Men’s Basketball Falls To Ferrum After Second Half Struggle
from Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director
FERRUM, Va.-The Greensboro College men’s basketball team fell to the Panthers of Ferrum College Wednesday, 83-62.
The Panthers jumped out ahead in the first five minutes to take a 15-7 lead, but Ferrum did not hold onto the lead for long.
Ferrum’s eight-point lead turned into a two-point lead after a 21-14 run started by a three-pointer from Justin Minnis. The freshman helped the Pride fire up the run with three consecutive three-point baskets. Minnis drained one more three during the run, while Darus Maddox (4), Corey Burnette (2), Keyford Langley (2) and Cornelius Johnson (1) also put up points for the Pride. The ten-minute run put Greensboro up 29-28, but Ferrum kept pace with the Pride and went into the break with a 37-34 lead.
At the start of the second half, Ferrum pulled out a huge run while Greensboro struggled from the field and the Panthers walked away with the win.
Minnis finished with a team-high 15 points after shooting 83.3 percent from three-point land. Demetrius Tilley brought down a team-high five rebounds, while Langley dished out a team-high four assists.
The men’s basketball team will return to Hanes Gymnasium one last time this season on Saturday at 4 p.m. as they celebrate senior day. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.