Yellow Jackets skin WildCats in ODAC matchup
Four players scored in double-figures as Randolph-Macon College cruised past Randolph 90-68 in ODAC action on Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets improve to 4-5 in conference play, while the WildCats drop to 1-8.
Sarah Parsons, a sophomore guard from J.R. Tucker, converts on a layup after a swipe from Randolph’s Emilee Dunton. R-MC went on to top the WildCats 90-68 in the ODAC matchup Tuesday night.
Sarah Parsons led R-MC with 16 points and a game-high four steals on the night, while both Kellie Cortina and Hannah Livermon posted 15 points. Caroline Young had a solid game, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Freshman point guard, Khajae Hester, dished out a season-high 13 assists for the Yellow Jackets.
The WildCats (3-13) were led by Chelsea Tyler, who posted a game-high 20 points and team-high four assists. Abigail Bullins and Allie Druffel each chipped in with eight points. Jensen Hoover pulled in 10 rebounds on the night.
R-MC (4-13) jumped out to an early 15-9 lead following a Cortina three-pointer less than six minutes into play.
The Yellow Jackets extended its lead to 14 at 44-30 with 2:46 to play when Katie Anderson scored three consecutive points.
R-MC maintained a double-digit edge for the remainder of the half behind 62.5 percent shooting from the floor. The Jackets 20-of-32 shooting helped them take a 53-30 advantage into the intermission.
A Cortina layup at the start of the second stanza continued the R-MC offensive attack and pushed the lead to 25 at 55-30.
R-MC would run its lead to as many as 26 points in the final minutes as the Yellow Jackets would finish the game shooting 54.7 percent from the field. The Yellow Jackets knocked down nine three-pointers in the win as well.
The Yellow Jackets out-rebounded the WildCats 42-36 on the night and forced 21 RC turnovers, including nine steals.
Randolph-Macon will be back in action Thursday, Jan. 24 when it travels to Trinity (D.C.) for a 7 p.m. contest.