Women's Basketball Grinds Out Win Over Randolph-Macon, 68-55

Women's Basketball Grinds Out Win Over Randolph-Macon, 68-55

Score: Lynchburg 68, Randolph-Macon 55

Location: Turner Gymnasium

Records: Lynchburg (14-3, 8-0), Randolph-Macon (9-7, 4-4)


40 Minutes Later 

The Yellow Jackets proved to be a tough test for the Hornets in the first half of the conference tilt on Wednesday, holding the lead 32-29. The second half though was a very different story as the Lynchburg outscored Randolph-Macon 39-23, thanks in large part to an up tempo offense and smart defense. 

Game Breakdown

- Sophomore Molly Shephard went off, scoring a career-high 31 points including going a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line and added a three-pointer as well

- Senior Sarah Coronel and junior Olivia DeFrancesco were hustling all over as they both contributed 11 points and combined for 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals

- Freshman Alex Allen saw valuable time on the court and wowed the crowd with some beautiful assists, finishing the night with five points and seven boards

Beyond the Stat Sheet

- Shephard went 13-21 from the floor which were also career-highs and still sits atop the ODAC shooting 58.7%

- Lynchburg's defense held strong against the Yellow Jackets not surrendering a three-pointer all game to Randolph-Macon

- Lynchburg outrebounded Randolph-Macon, 50-32, despite the Yellow Jackets boasting the conference's leading rebounder

- The Hornets have now won seven straight and their conference winning streak is now at 18 games

A Look Ahead

The Hornets travel to the Hampton Roads area to take on the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.