ASHLAND, VA – Andre Simon led four Yellow Jackets in double-figures with 18 points as Randolph-Macon topped Salisbury, 77-55, Wednesday evening in Ashland.
The Yellow Jackets out rebounded the Sea Gulls 41-28. Dylan Cole and Hassell each had eight boards, Simon had seven and Giggetts had six in the win. R-MC shot 53.6% (30-of-56) on the night and converted 14-of-22 free-throws.
Elijah Gore scored a team-high 12 points for SU, knocking down four of the Sea Gulls nine three-pointers. Trent Epps added 11 points for SU as well. Salisbury shot 36.6% from the floor, making 21-of-53 field goals in the loss.
The game was tight in the first-half, with Salisbury holding a 24-17 lead with just over nine minutes to go. Randolph-Macon rallied and finished the half on a 22-6 run, taking a 39-30 halftime advantage when Hassell put back a rebound off his own miss as time expired.
Randolph-Macon (4-5) was able to push its lead to 12 points when a Cole bucket made it 45-33 with 16:36 to play in the game.
Salisbury (9-2) rallied with a 10-2 run; cutting it is deficit to four points at 47-43 following a Travon Vann basket with just over 12 minutes to play.
R-MC answered with a game-sealing 18-3 run over the next seven minutes, extending its lead to 19 points when a Sullivan bucket made it 65-46.
Randolph-Macon will break for the holidays before hosting the R-MC Coaches Classic sponsored by Kay Jewelers on December 29th and 30th.