WINCHESTER, Va. – Visiting Ferrum College salvaged a split of its ODAC men's basketball season series versus Shenandoah by topping the Hornets 89-85 in overtime Saturday afternoon at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.
Trailing by five with 1:40 to play in OT, the Panthers scored the final nine points of the game to steal the victory from SU.
Holding an 85-80 lead with 1:40 to play following a Jaylen Williams layup, SU got a stop on the Panthers ensuing possession, but turned the ball over in the backcourt.
Ferrum got a 3-pointer from Rashad Reed to cut the deficit to two. Shenandoah missed on a jumper on its trip down the floor and FC answered with a Marcus Huff 3-pointer from the corner at the 39-second mark to go on top to stay.
Shenandoah had one turnover and two missed shots in the waning moments as Ferrum sealed the victory.
The Panthers comeback rendered moot a regulation-closing 11-4 run by the Hornets. Trailing by seven, 70-63, with 4:41 remaining, SU scored 11 of the final 15 points of regulation to force OT.
Christopher Chaney knotted it 74-74 by hitting a pair from the line with 25 seconds left. Shenandoah did have the final possession of regulation, but its shot at the buzzer went off the front rim.
- The win was the 30th lifetime for Ferrum in the longtime series versus Shenandoah
- Shenandoah had won two straight over the Panthers prior to today's game
- It was alumni day for the SU men's basketball program and the Hornets had alumni from the Classes of 1958, 1980, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2014 return for the game
- Shenandoah shot 45 percent (33-of-73) for the game
- The Hornets were 12-of-16 from the line
- SU had a 42-33 edge on the glass