VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thanks to a second half surge, the Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team earned a key in-conference win over ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) newcomer, Ferrum College. After a closely contested first half, the Marlins thoroughly outplayed the Panthers en route to a 70-57 victory.
Ferrum was able to challenge Virginia Wesleyan well into the second half largely due to Marcus Huff's 15 points in the period. But it was Lamont Steward who helped the Marlins pull away from the Panthers behind 19 second half points while shooting 8-9 from the field. In addition to improved shooting, the Marlins only committed three turnovers in the final 20 minutes of play compared to 12 in the first half. This upgraded offensive efficiency guided the Marlins to a comfortable 13-point victory.