Randolph-Macon squeaks past women's basketball

Kate Kolb shooting a basketball in a game. Graphic at bottom showing team logos and 58-55 final score.

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.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, and freshman guard Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) scored nine points for the Hornets.

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.

 

THE RUNDOWN

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.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

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.

--LYN--

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