NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Sophomore Buzz Anthony (Arnold, Md./Archbishop Spalding) put up 18 points, one away from his season high, as the 16th-ranked Randolph-Macon men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 72-61 at Christopher Newport on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Christopher Newport 72, Randolph-Macon 61
Location/Venue: Newport News, Va./Freeman Center
Records: R-MC 10-1, CNU 7-1
How It Happened
- Senior Darryl Williams (Columbia, Md./Glenelg Country) hit a three-pointer to give the Yellow Jackets an early lead before the Captains used a 14-2 run to go up 14-5 with 14:35 left in the first half. The advantage grew to 15 at 27-12 with 8:15 remaining before R-MC closed on a 17-6 spurt to make it 33-29 at halftime. Anthony paced the Yellow Jackets with 13 first-half points. Senior Montese Adams (Richmond, Va./Fuqua) had six points and four rebounds.
- A layup by junior Corey Bays (Bel Air, Md./CM Wright) put R-MC on top 37-36 with 17:35 left in the second half. A jumper by senior Jon Nowell (Riverdale, Ga./Blair Academy) and a three-pointer by Bays gave the Yellow Jackets their largest lead at 42-36 with 16:40 remaining. A bucket by Bays gave R-MC a 47-43 edge before CNU scored 15 straight points to go ahead 58-47 midway through the second period. The Yellow Jackets would get no closer that eight the rest of the way as the Captains posted the 72-61 win.
By The Numbers
- R-MC had three score in double figures. Along with 18 by Anthony, Williams finished with 14 and Bays added 12.
- Williams topped the Yellow Jackets with six rebounds.
- Anthony led the visitors with four assists.
- R-MC shot 40.4% from the floor (23-57), its lowest field goal percentage in a game this season.
- The Yellow Jackets have lost to the Captains seven straight times.
Randolph-Macon will host the R-MC Coaches Tournament, sponsored by Kay Jewelers, on Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29. Drew and Stockton will meet on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by the Yellow Jackets vs. Carroll (Wis.). The consolation game will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by the championship game at 4 p.m.