ASHLAND, Va. - Freshman Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) recorded her conference-leading 14th double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Randolph-Macon women's basketball team dropped a 76-62 decision to Bridgewater in ODAC action Tuesday evening in Crenshaw Gymnasium.
Junior Kareema Conteh (Riverdale, Md./Pardkale) added 14 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-8, 4-5 ODAC).
Williams converted a three-point play to cap a 9-4 start for the Yellow Jackets. The Eagles (11-7, 4-5 ODAC) scored five straight to level the score at 9-9 midway through the first quarter. The teams traded buckets before Williams hit a pair of free throws with 18.6 seconds left as R-MC took a 17-15 lead after one period. Williams put up seven points and grabbed four rebounds in the initial quarter.
Conteh had a three-point play and a jumper, while Williams added her own three-point play as R-MC started the second quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 25-17 lead two minutes into the period. The Eagles closed the half on a 24-7 run, scoring 14 from the free throw line, to take a 41-32 lead at intermission. Williams had 10 first-half points, while Conteh contributed eight points. The Yellow Jackets were 6 of 7 from the free throw line in the first half, while the Eagles went 17 of 22.
Freshman Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen) scored the first basket of the third quarter to cut the deficit to seven, but BC used a 5-2 spurt to go up 46-36 with 6:20 left in the period. The Eagles led 50-40 before a layup by junior Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./Patrick Henry) capped a 6-0 as the Yellow Jackets pulled within four at 50-46 with 3:20 left. BC tallied the final four points of the period to take a 54-46 advantage to the final quarter.
The Eagles scored the first five points of the fourth period to push their lead to 13 at 59-46 with 8:50 left. The advantage grew to 16 at 72-56 with just over three minutes remaining before BC posted the 76-62 victory.
Lee finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Williams also paced the Yellow Jackets with five assists.
Jessica Lam scored 41 for the Eagles.
Randolph-Macon returns to the court on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a 2 p.m. home ODAC contact against Randolph in Crenshaw Gymnasium.