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Cabiness Drops 23 in ODAC Opener

Freshman Kayla Cabiness had 23 points for Ferrum. (Photo by Frances Best)
Freshman Kayla Cabiness had 23 points for Ferrum. (Photo by Frances Best)

By Sam May, Sports Information Intern

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College's women's basketball team dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference game tonight at home to visiting Guilford College, falling 75-59 at Swartz Gymnasium.

Guilford (3-0, 1-0 ODAC)
Ferrum (0-4, 0-1 ODAC)

The Quakers led 13-7 after one quarter, but the Panthers battled back and trailed by just five at the break, 25-20. Ferrum came alive in the third quarter and grabbed a 38-37 lead off Cameron Hawkins' layup with 2:38 left in the quarter. Guilford used a 7-5 run from there and led 44-43 heading into the fourth.

Guilford put the pedal to the metal in the fourth quarter, outscoring Ferrum 30-16 down the stretch. Kristen Roberts had 14 of her game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter.

Roberts' 28 points included six three-pointers in the ODAC road win. Calyn Davis added 13 points, while Carisma Lynn had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers.

Kayla Cabiness had 23 points to lead the Panthers. Hawkins closed with 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots for Ferrum, and Aisha Martin had 11 points.

"I thought our kids did some good things in stretches tonight. In the third quarter, we shared the ball and trusted each other. If we can do those two things, I think we have a chance to be pretty good. We just have to do it for longer stretches. We didn't respond when they made their run to start the fourth quarter. We started trying to do too much individually and then they got out in transition and our transition defense wasn't very good. We are young, but we can't use that as an excuse. We have to be disciplined and execute." --Head Coach Bryan Harvey

Harvey's team will be back in action Tuesday, November 26, at Greensboro College. The non-conference game is scheduled to get underway at 5:30 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina.