Lynchburg Advances to Semifinals after Defeating Randolph

Lynchburg Advances to Semifinals after Defeating Randolph

Score: #1 Lynchburg  58, #8 Randolph 48

Location: Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center)

Records: Lynchburg (21-5, 14-2), Randolph (13-14, 7-9)

40 Minutes Later

Lynchburg defeated Hill City rival Randolph 58-48 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) quarterfinal round. With today's win, the Hornets will play in the semifinal round on Saturday at 6 p.m. vs. Randolph-Macon.

Game Breakdown

-First Team All-ODAC senior Charmaine Hairston scored a game high 23 points, shooting 50% from beyond the arc.

- Junior Caroline Naumann and Second Team All-ODAC performer scored 11 points while bringing in six rebounds.

- Lynchburg turned 22 WildCat turnovers into 21 points

-Relentless effort earned the Hornets 14 second chance points

- The largest Lynchburg lead was 11 at the 7:23 mark in the fourth quarter

- The WildCats came within five points of the Hornets with under a minute in regulation but the Hornets were able to hit clutch free throws to advance

Beyond the Stat Sheet

- Lynchburg now has four game winning-streak at Salem Civic Center

A Look Ahead

Lynchburg will play Randolph-Macon tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the ODAC semifinals. The Hornets defeated the Yellow Jackets 68-55 at home on Jan. 21 and lost 77-75 (OT) on Feb. 11 in Ashland, Va.