Ferrum, Va. -

Ferrum College won the 2014 USA South Women’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon with a 64-50 win over Maryville College. Katy Kipps led the Panthers (26-2) with 14 points while Jacole Hairston added 12 and Tournament MVP, Shea Smith added 11 points and 4 assists.  It’s Ferrum’s second tournament title in the past 3 seasons.

With the win, the Panthers earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament for their third-straight post-season berth.