Moore's 29 leads No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan to victory at Ferrum

Moore's 29 leads No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan to victory at Ferrum

FERRUM, Va. -- Khory Moore definitely enjoyed his afternoon at Ferrum College on Sunday.

The Virginia Wesleyan College sophomore matched a career-high with six triples made in the first half of a non-conference basketball game and finished with 29 points to lead No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins to an 86-67 win over the host Panthers.

Moore (Arlington/Wakefield School)came up just one point shy of tying his career high of 30, but nailed 6-of-9 triples and 7-of-15 shots overall.  He also put down 9-of-10 free throws to lead a productive afternoon at the free throw lines for the Marlins (6-1). VWC stepped to the stripes 33 times and scored on 24, helped by 8-of-10 attempts made by senior Greg Montgomery (Virginia Beach/Princess Anne).

Virginia Wesleyan, which recorded its second road win of the weekend, established control of the game with an 18-8 scoring run that started with a triple from sophomore Tim Jones (Richmond/Henrico). He hit two treys in the breakaway, which included three triples from Moore, as the Marlins turned a 21-15 lead into a 39-23 advantage with 4:16 remaining before halftime.

VWC led 47-29 at halftime and maintained the spread through the early minutes of the second half.  The Marlins pushed out to a 26-point lead, their largest of the game, near the midway point of the second half by outscoring the Panthers 11-5 to create a 72-48 score with 7:24 remaining to be played in the game.  Senior Breven Lyons (Newport News/Warwick) led the run with five points.

Ferrum chipped away at the spread to get the deficit under 20 points late in the game, but never got closer than 16 points.

Moore was joined by Montgomery as the only double-figure scorers for VWC.  Montgomery finished with 10 points. Sophomore Kaelin Poe (Hampton/Kecoughtan) and Lyons finished with nine points each for the Marlins and Jones added eight. Eleven Marlins scored overall.

Montgomery recorded his third straight double-double, leading the Marlins with 10 rebounds to go with his 10 points.  Poe blocked a game-high three shots and juniorNick Doyle (Franklin/Southampton) led the Marlins with four assists.  Lyons recorded a team-leading three steals.

Jamal Pullen (Alexandria/T.C. Williams), a 2014 all-region honoree and 1,000 point scorer at Ferrum, added to his career totals with a team-leading 25 points. Alec Ayer (Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central) and D'Andre Mullen (Chesapeake/Deep Creek) helped the Panthers with 11 points each.

VWC breaks now for exams before returning to competition on Sunday, Dec. 14, in the annual Hampton Roads showdown with Christopher Newport University's Captains.  That game will begin at 2 p.m. at CNU.

--AMDG--