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Panther Women Drop Road Game at Greensboro

Aisha Martin had eight points in 24 minutes of play.
Aisha Martin had eight points in 24 minutes of play.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ferrum College dropped a non-conference women's basketball game to Greensboro College tonight on the road, falling 76-67 at Hanes Gymnasium.

Greensboro (3-2)
Ferrum (0-5)

Ferrum jumped out to an early 16-5 lead in the first quarter, Jacy Marvin heating up from downtown with a trio of three-point baskets and Kayla Cabiness making a pair of layups. Aisha Martin and Arin Bunker each followed with a three pointer and the game was looking like a blowout with the Panthers holding a 22-5 lead at 1:59 of the first quarter. Martin dropped in a pair of free throws to close out the first with 24-11 FC lead.

The Pride rebounded with a solid 19-16 second quarter, including six points from Sabria Joseph to trim the lead to 40-30 at the break. Marvin opened the third quarter with another trey, then Cabiness dropped in a pair from the charity stripe to extend Ferrum's lead to 45-32. Greensboro went on an 18-9 run to trim the lead to 54-50 heading into the fourth quarter.

Kate Lewis' three-pointer gave Greensboro its second lead of the night at 56-55 with just under eight minutes left to play. Cabiness made a three-pointer at 6:54 to tie the game at 58-58. Cameron Hawkins converted a layup on the Panthers' next trip down the floor, then sank a pair of free throws and the score was 64-60 Ferrum with 5:11 left to play.

Lewis had two three pointers and Joseph had one on Greensboro's next three possessions to start a 16-3 run that would end with Ferrum on the short end of the final 76-67 score.

Ferrum: Cabiness 23 pts, 7-15 FGA; Marvin 20 pts, 6 3FG
Greensboro: Lewis 21 pts, 6 3FG; Free 21 pts; Joseph 13 pts

"Tough loss tonight! We got off to a great start. We allowed Greensboro to hang in there in the second and third quarters because of turnovers, offensive rebounds, and us sending them to the line more than we should have. They picked up their defensive intensity in the fourth quarter and hit some big shots. We have to learn to keep our composure when teams make runs. We have to find ways to win games like this. I think we will as we meet be forward. We will take a couple days off and get back at it Friday and Saturday to prepare for Shenandoah on Sunday. We just have to stick together and keep working. We will be okay." --Head Coach Bryan Harvey

Coach Bryan Harvey's team will return to action Sunday, December 1, at home against Shenandoah University. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference game is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off at Swartz Gymnasium.