Maroons Down Panthers

Tahli Oden, junior, works the ball against Roanoke College.

Photo by Tennessee Phillips

Tahli Oden, junior, works the ball against Roanoke College.

Compiled by Staff

Kasey Draper had 25 points to lead Roanoke College to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball win over Ferrum College, winning 101-53 Wednesday in Swartz Gym.

Draper hit three three-pointers in the opening two minutes of play to spot Roanoke with a quick 9-0 lead then converted a layup at 14:57 to widen the lead to 17-2, and the Maroons never looked back.

Alfredo Abel Rivera‘s jumper from the right side at 7:10 of the first half cut the lead to 24-12, but the Maroons responded with a 9-2 run that made it a 33-14 game.

Roanoke closed the first half on top 49-24.

The second half was all Roanoke, as the Maroons outscored the Panthers 52-29, hitting the century mark on Patrick Clevenger’s three-pointer with 31 seconds left to play.

Deshone Hicks tossed in 20 points for the Panthers, Abel-Rivera netted 12,  Calvin Washington added 8 with 8 rebounds, and  Tahli Oden contributed 8 to round out the scoring.

Coach Patrick Corrigan’s team will be back in action Sat., Jan.28, at Randolph-Macon College. The ODAC game is scheduled to tip off at 4:30 p.m. in Ashland, VA.