SALEM, Va. – Senior Chris Hamilton (Bellbrook, Ohio/Bellbrook) matched his season high with 22 points as the No. 16 Randolph-Macon men's basketball team downed Roanoke 101-73 Saturday afternoon in ODAC action at Bast Gymnasium.
The first-place Yellow Jackets (13-2, 6-0 ODAC) won their 10th straight contest.
Hamilton went 7 for 9 from the floor, 5 for 7 from three-point range and 3 for 3 from the free throw line for 22 points in 18 minutes.
The Yellow Jackets scored the first six points of the contest and never trailed. The advantage was 18 at 34-16 with 7:20 left in the first period. R-MC led by as many as 23, including 55-32 at the break. Hamilton had 11 in the first half, while Moore and freshman Mike Silverthorn (Hackettstown, N.J./Blair Academy) both tallied eight.
R-MC led by at least 20 through the first five minutes of the second half before the Maroons (6-9, 1-5 ODAC) scored 10 straight to cut the deficit to 12 at 67-55 with 12:20 remaining. The Yellow Jackets blitzed Roanoke with a 28-6 run over the next nine minutes as R-MC led 95-61 with 3:45 left before posting the 101-73 win.
The Yellow Jackets shot 54.4% from the floor (37-68), 39.1% on three-pointers (9-23) and 78.3% from the free throw line. Roanoke hit 39.7% on field goals (25-63). R-MC has held each of its past six opponents to under 40% shooting from the floor.
Andrew Daniels had 13 points to pace the Maroons.
Randolph-Macon returns home on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for a 7 p.m. ODAC contest against eighth-ranked Virginia Wesleyan in Crenshaw Gymnasium.