The victory is also the 13th in the longtime series between the two programs. Tonight's matchup was the first since 2012, when both schools were members of the USA South Conference.
Ferrum falls to 3-10 overall and 1-5 in the league with the loss.
Scoring on each of FC's three initial possessions and forcing two Hornet turnovers, Ferrum jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Jordan Sondrol was able to put the Hornets on the board. Shenandoah trailed until Shannon Kuhn scored on back-to-back possessions under the two minute mark. Kuhn's three-pointer with 1:16 left in the first gave SU its first lead of the game. The Hornets held a 15-14 advantage at the end of the quarter.
Ferrum turned the ball over nine times in the second and Shenandoah took advantage of the opportunity. Sondrol and Kuhn would combine for 16 points in the second quarter. The Hornets led 36-24 at the break.
In the middle of the third, Shenandoah went on an 11-0 run to give SU a 20-point lead over the Panthers; the squad's largest of the game came following Sondrol 3-point shot.
The Panthers would cut the deficit to just five midway through the last stanza but SU would pull away with the victory by ending the game scoring 10 of the last 11 points.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
"I am proud of the way our team performed tonight," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "The women started 2019 on the right foot. Collectively, we did the little things and the result was a conference win. The team had great energy from start to finish."
STATS OF THE DAY
Four Hornets scored in double digits tonight. Sondrol scored a game-high 24 points. Tonight's performance is a season-best for the junior.
St. Cyr grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, including seven on defense.