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R-MC Women’s Hoops Falls to Washington and Lee, 78-69 as Late Comeback Falls Short

Maggie Roy dribbles the ball.
Maggie Roy dribbles the ball.

SALEM, Va--- The Randolph-Macon College Women's Basketball team had its season ended in a 78-69 loss to Washington and Lee Thursday afternoon in the first round of the ODAC Tournament at the Salem Civic Center.

The Yellow Jackets, who were the #4 seed in the tournament finished the year with a record of 14-12, while the Generals, the #5 seed improved to 14-12.  WLU will take on top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan tomorrow.

Seniors Molly Brown, Jillian Asay, Maggie Roy, and Taylor Wieczorek completed their storied careers with 78 wins and never had a losing season.

Roy led R-MC with 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists in her final game in a Yellow Jacket uniform.  Wieczorek added 16 points and eight boards and Sarah Parsons chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds. Christina Phelps came off the bench to contribute seven points and eight rebounds.

Action started off at a good pace as both teams traded baskets early with R-MC taking a 13-11 lead seven minutes into play.  WLU responded, going on a 12-4 run over the next four minutes to take a 25-17 lead on a Katy Wilson layup.

The Yellow Jackets would score the next five points, capped by a Wieczorek jumper to cut the lead to three.  W&L then closed the half scoring five points in the final minute and a half to take a seven point advantage into the intermission.

The Generals opened the second stanza right where they left off with a 7-0 run to push the lead to 44-30 on a three by Meg Ingram.  Washington and Lee would keep the Yellow Jackets at bay, leading by as many as 16 with six minutes remaining.  R-MC refused to go down without a fight, battling its way back into the contest closing the game with an 18-11 run that just fell short.  The Jackets would come as close as seven before dropping their final game of the year.

Washington and Lee shot 53.7% from the field, while R-MC finished 37.2% from the floor.  Randolph-Macon did hold a 41-36 advantage on the boards, including a 22-9 edge on the offensive glass. 

Ingram led four players in double-figures for W&L finishing with 23 points and eight assists.  Becca Bolton added 19 points and nine rebounds.