February 2, 2013

R-MC Notches Fifth Straight Win at Lynchburg; Host No. 19 H-SC on Wednesday

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Randolph-Macon Men's Basketball team picked up its fifth straight win as the Yellow Jackets topped Lynchburg, 91-77, on Saturday.

Andre Simon collected his fourth double-double of the season with 23 points and 13 rebounds.  Simon made 6-of-10 shots from the field and converted 11-of-15 attempts from the foul line.  Simon also dished out five assists.    Lamar Giggetts had 17 points, Connor Sullivan added 16 points, while Joe Hassell and Marcus Badger each had 11 apiece for the Jackets.

R-MC (13-8 / 8-4 ODAC) shot 50.0% for the game making 29-of-58 shots from the floor.    Randolph-Macon also made 30-of-42 chances from the foul line and held a 44-30 edge on the glass.

LC (16-5 / 7-5 ODAC) led 20-16 midway through the opening half before R-MC went on a 9-0 run, taking a 25-20 lead with 6:30 to play, following four straight points from Akeem Holmes.  

A Giggetts three-pointer in the closing seconds of the half gave R-MC a 38-30 lead at the break.  The Yellow Jackets then came out of the locker room and used a 13-4 run to start the second-stanza to push its lead to 51-34.

Up 56-42, R-MC stretched its lead to 23 points with a 10-1 run that was capped by back-to-back buckets by Badger and Giggetts with just under nine minutes to go.

LC rallied, scoring 24 of the next 34 points and were able to pull within nine points following a Michael Wims three-pointer with 3:58 left on the clock.

That would be as close as the Hornets would get as R-MC was able to knockdown 13-of-14 free-throws in the final 2:51 to ice the game. 

Lynchburg, which was receiving votes in this week's D3hoops.com Poll, got 20 points from Manny Hernandez and 13 points from Wims. 

Randolph-Macon will be back in action on Wednesday when it hosts archrival No. 19 Hampden-Sydney at 7:00 p.m.   A limited number of tickets will be sold starting Monday at 9:00 a.m.   Tickets can be purchased for 10 dollars in the main athletics office inside Crenshaw Gym.

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