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Panther Men Storm Over Tornadoes

Kajuan Madden-McAfee had 18 points for Ferrum.
Kajuan Madden-McAfee had 18 points for Ferrum.

FERRUM Virginia -- The Ferrum College men's basketball team ran over non-conference foe Brevard College at home inside Swartz Gymnasium Saturday evening, 81-56.

RECORDS
Ferrum (2-2)
Brevard (0-4)

THE BASICS
It was all Ferrum College from the tip in this one, as the Panthers ran off a 16-0 down the stretch of the first half and never looked back.

Rashad Reed had a big first stanza for Ferrum, running off 12 points to go along with a steal and two rebounds. James Smith Jr. had a big first half as well for the Panthers, recording nine points, three assists, a rebound and a steal. Kajuan Madden-McAfee had a big half on the offensive side of the glass, cleaning up three offensive rebounds while adding three assists and knocking down a trey. For the Tornadoes, Levi Lamb and Cannon Lamb were the lone bright spots in the half. L. Lamb had seven points with two rebounds and a block while C. Lamb added four points and three assists.

The Panthers would head to the locker room for the halftime break leading 40-17.

The closing stanza saw Brevard not shying away from the fight, but the Panthers used another strong effort to push the game to a game-high 32 point advantage down the stretch.

The scoring came at much more of a balance for Ferrum in the second half, as six different Panthers recorded five points in the final 20 minutes. Caleb McReed added four big rebounds, all on the defensive side of the ball, to add to his five points. For Brevard, Ja'Michael Boone had a big second half off the bench in hopes of keep the Tornadoes in it, as he was the only Tornado to reach double figures in the half with 11 points and four rebounds. L. Lamb also added a strong half to his first half effort, recording nine points.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Reed 17 pts, 4 reb; Smith Jr. 14 pts, 5 ast; Reeves 9 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast; Plair 8 pts, 7 reb, 2 blk
Brevard: L. Lamb 16 pts, 3 reb; Boone 13 pts, 5 reb 

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Good effort for us this afternoon, especially in the first half. If we can bottle the defense from the first half up and play that way every game, we will have a lot of success. Still a long ways to go for our team, but happy to see some success and looking forward to getting back to work." --Head Coach Tyler Sanborn

UP NEXT
Coach Sanborn's team will be back at home Wednesday, November 27, to take on the visiting Vikings of Berry College. Game time is set for 2 p.m. inside Swartz Gymnasium.