(FERRUM, V.A.) — Ferrum pulled away from a 37-31 halftime score to knock off the Greensboro College women’s basketball team 90-59 on Saturday. The defeat marks the fourth in a row for The Pride, dropping them to 6-6 overall and 2-4 in the USA South.
Greensboro led 9-7 early in the game until the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to take a 14-9 lead at the 13:10 mark. The run was part of a 2:45 span in which Ferrum outscored The Pride 12-2 to bring the score to 19-11.
Greensboro slowly closed the gap, tying the score at 26-26 following a Bianca Richburgjumper with 3:55 left in the first half. The Panthers answered with eight straight points to push the margin back to eight points at 34-26 before heading into the break on top 37-31.
Richburg played a big role in keeping the first half close, pouring in 16 points to go along with eight rebounds in the opening frame.
Ferrum wasted little time breaking the game open in the second half, putting the first 12 points of the half on the board to grab a commanding 49-31 advantage. The Pride would climb no closer than 16 from there as the Panthers continued to pull away for the 90-59 win.
Despite the loss, Richburg tallied her tenth consecutive double-double with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Chevena Pickard and Jena Cabe each contributed eight points for Greensboro.
Overall, The Pride shot 32.3% from the field but made only 4-25 three-point attempts. Ferrum, meanwhile, connected on 45.7% of its attempts from the field and knocked down 6-18 from beyond the arc.
Greensboro outrebounded the Panthers on day 46-40 but turned the ball over 24 times while forcing only 13.
The Pride will look to snap their losing skid on Wednesday at Methodist. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.