ASHLAND, Va. – Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./ Patrick Henry) scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in R-MC women's basketballs 91-82 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday night. R-MC falls to 8-5 and 3-2 in the ODAC, while the Marlins improve to 8-5 and 3-2 in the ODAC.
Lee made the first bucket of the game and R-MC would go on a 7-0 run before the Marlins scored. R-MC took a 33-18 lead after the first period behind Lee's 12 points, who went 5 of 5 from the field. Sophomore Kelsey Wisner (York, Pa./ Central York) was second on the team with seven points in the first. The Yellow Jackets went 13 of 21 from the floor (61.9%) in the first.
R-MC extended the lead by five in the second quarter, taking a 42-32 lead at the half.
The second half of the game saw the Marlins come back in the third and fourth quarters. Jayla Harris scored 32 points for the opponents, 26 of which were in the second half.
Freshman Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) registered her 10th double-double of the season, scoring 18 points (7 of 9 from the field) and grabbing 15 rebounds. Before the game, Williams was named the USBWA National Player of the Week.
R-MC registered 24 assists on 29 made field goals. Senior Taylor Intermill (Fairfax, Va./ Fairfax) had a career best 10 assists. She finished with eight points and two steals.
Lee had a well-rounded game, she had four assists, one steal and two blocks to add to her double-double.
The third R-MC player in double digit figures was junior Kareema Conteh (Riverdale, Md./ Parkdale) who scored 15 points, 11 of which were in the second half.
The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Saturday for an ODAC matchup at Guilford at 2 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will return to Crenshaw Gym on Tuesday, January 17 for a game versus Shenandoah.