VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team dropped Ferrum, 80-51, Saturday afternoon at the Jane P. Batten Student Center. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 13-10 on the year and move to 10-6 in conference action. Ferrum drops to 3-20 on the season (1-15 ODAC).
Women's Basketball Makes Light Work of Ferrum on Senior Day
|Ferrum (3-20, 1-15)||8||11||13||19||51|
|Virginia Wesleyan (13-10, 10-6)||22||23||22||13||80|
Feb 09, 2019
It was a dominant display right from the beginning with the Marlins going on a 9-0 run to start the contest. Virginia Wesleyan would go on to hold the Panthers to just eight points through the first 10 minutes, while scoring 22 of their own. The Marlins would keep their foot on the gas all the way through the half, taking a 45-19 lead into the locker room.
The second half spelled more of the same for the Marlins as the offense propelled the squad to its 10th ODAC victory.
Everyone was hitting for the home side all game, with 13 different Marlins registering points. Leading the way as she has done all season was senior Jayla Harris, who's point total was capped at 25. She is now just 42 points away from the program record for points in a career. Also aiding on the offense was Amanda Gerni, who cashed in 12 points.
Ball possession played a big role as well as the team registered 11 steals compared to just eight turnovers. Harris had four of the steals to go along with a four-pack of assists as well.
Women's basketball will return to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team travels to Randolph-Macon for a battle with the Yellow Jackets.