Ferrum News

Ferrum Women win USA South Championship


FERRUM, Va. — Ferrum College left no doubt who the champion of the USA South was after an 82-56 shellacking of Christopher Newport University, crowning them the 2012 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament Champion on Sunday afternoon inside Swartz Gymnasium.

The Panthers continue to build upon their best season in program history, improving to 23-5 on the year. The Captains drop to 22-6 and will have to wait until tomorrow to see if they earned an at-large berth into the tournament.

The Black and Gold went to the 3-ball early and often as Jacole Hairston and Tesla Akers combined for three 3-pointers in the early going to establish an 11-4 lead less than three minutes in.  (More)