Ashland, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but Randolph-Macon escaped with a 58-55 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory Thursday evening.
Freshman forward Kate Kolb (Morris Plains, N.J.) tallied 11 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks -- all career-highs -- going 5-for-8 from the floor.
Michal Ross scored a game-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds for the defending ODAC champions, while Kelly Williams racked up 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Final: Randolph-Macon 58, Lynchburg 55
Records: Randolph-Macon (5-1, 3-0 ODAC), Lynchburg (2-5, 1-1 ODAC)
Venue: Crenshaw Gymnasium, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hornets began the game on an 8-3 run over the first 4 minutes, but R-MC rebounded to take an 18-10 advantage. Lynchburg trailed 18-14 after the first period.
The second period was a back-and-forth affair that featured four lead changes and seven ties. R-MC retook the lead with Ross' layup to close the stanza. Kolb finished the half with 10 points and seven boards.
The Hornets started the third on an 8-0 run to take a 39-33 advantage before the Yellow Jackets stung back with a 6-0 run of their own. The teams traded the lead several more times before Ross beat the buzzer with a 3 to lead by four headed into the fourth.
Lynchburg battled back to take the lead with 3:32 to go on a jumper by freshman forward Erin Green (Poolesville, Md.) and again a minute later on a driving layup by freshman guard Emily Elliott (High Point, N.C.).
Ross gave R-MC the lead with 28 seconds to play, and a last-chance possession by Lynchburg fell off the rim. The Yellow Jackets added a pair of late free throws to bring the score to its final standing.
Lynchburg hits the road again Sunday, Dec. 2 in ODAC play with a trip to Shenandoah. Tip-off in Winchester, Va., is scheduled for 2 p.m.