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Women’s basketball fall to Furman

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Maggie Christ

Sports editor

Roanoke College Women’s basketball fell to Ferrum College in a season-opener Wednesday night.  The Men’s team gave Furman University their first win of the season in an exhibition match Friday night.

While the men do not start their season until November 19, they took a hard hit with a 75-49 defeat.  They had started strong with a lead of 4-0; both baskets were scored by Logan Singleton ’12. Jack Hamilton ’14 held on to that hope, scoring two points to keep Roanoke’s largest lead for the whole game.

The Maroons only lagged by 10 points at half-time and were still putting up a fight.  Kwasi Amponsah ’13 led the team with 15 points for the night.  Singleton finished the game with 11 points. He was the second-highest scorer for the 2010-2011 season and finished in the top-ten in the ODAC for rebounds and blocked shots.

Top rebounders with four each were Adam Kessler ’12 and Eathen Humphries ’13.  Hamilton had the team-high three assists. 

The Maroons will host the Dick Leftwitch V-Foundation Classic on Saturday to begin their regular season play.

The women ended with a slightly closer record of 77-51.  Paxton Gwinn ’14 scored 21 points and Taylor Duggins ’15 scored 10, going 2-for-3 on the three-point line.  Laurel Hankins ’14 contributed six points and four rebounds.  Gwinn has 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals, doing what she could to win.

Unfortunately, the Maroons could not hold off the Panthers with Nicci Moats ’12 and Hannah Davidson ’13 out with injuries.  Davidson had 41 three-pointers last season and had her career high of 18 points against Hollins University. 

Moats, the only senior on the team, broke the school record for single-season rebounds with 312 as well as the single-season blocks record of 81.  She totals 128 for her career, holding the third all-time seat.