ASHLAND, Va. - Junior Charlotte Woods (Richmond, Va./Trinity) scored a career-high 22 points as the Randolph-Macon women's basketball team registered a 71-59 ODAC victory over Shenandoah Tuesday evening in Crenshaw Gym.
Score: Randolph-Macon 71, Shenandoah 59
Location/Venue: Ashland, Va./Crenshaw Gym
Records: R-MC 15-7, 10-5 ODAC; SU 10-12, 6-9 ODAC
How It Happened
- After missing Saturday's game at Ferrum, freshman Aimee DeBell (Studley, Va./Saint Gertrude) scored the first bucket of the game to give the Yellow Jackets a quick lead. Woods would score the next 11 points for R-MC as the home team took a 13-9 advantage with 4:16 left in the first period. The Hornets tallied four of the final six points of the quarter and trailed 15-13 after one. Woods went 5 for 6 from the floor in scoring 11.
- The teams stayed within two points of each other during the first four minutes of the second stanza before a pair of long jumpers by junior Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen) gave the Yellow Jackets a 23-19 edge midway through the second quarter. SU would use a 13-2 run through the rest of the period to take a 32-25 lead at halftime. Woods had 13 points, three offensive rebounds and three steals in the first half. The R-MC defense forced 14 Hornet turnovers and the Yellow Jackets scored 10 points off those turnovers. R-MC also scored 20 points in the paint in the first 20 minutes.
- R-MC started the second half with an 18-2 spurt. DeBell had three layups early in the run, while senior Kelsey Wisner (York, Pa./Central York) hit R-MC's first three-pointer of the contest as the Yellow Jackets reclaimed the lead at 36-34 with 6:05 remaining in the third period. A reverse layup by DeBell capped the run as R-MC took a 43-34 advantage with four minutes left. The Hornets would score nine straight points to level the score at 43-43 with one minute remaining. Ross hit a pair of free throws and sophomore Becca Arrington (Amelia, Va./Amelia Academy) made a layup to give the Yellow Jackets a 47-43 lead with 20 seconds remaining. A late bucket by SU made it 47-45 after three quarters.
- With the score tied at 49-49, Woods had three buckets in a 6-2 run as R-MC took a 55-51 lead with 7:00 left in the final period. With the home team up 59-57, a layup by Wisner capped a 6-0 spurt as the Yellow Jackets took a 65-57 advantage with 1:55 remaining. R-MC would end the game on a 12-2 run and would score its final six points from the free throw line, including 4 for 4 from freshman Cheridan Hatfield (Fishersville, Va./Halifax Academy), in claiming the 71-59 victory.
By The Numbers
- Woods posted season-high points for the second straight game. She had 21 in Saturday's win at Ferrum.
- The Yellow Jackets had four players score in double figures. DeBell and Wisner had 11 each, while Hatfield matched her season best with 10 points.
- R-MC scored 25 points in the first half, but had 46 in the second half. The Yellow Jackets had 22 points in the third period and 24 in the fourth. R-MC held SU to 27 points in the second half.
- R-MC went 1 for its first 7 from the free throw line before hitting eight straight late in the third quarter into the fourth. The Yellow Jackets finished 15 for 25 from the charity stripe.
- The Yellow Jackets forced 33 Hornet turnovers. R-MC scored 31 points off turnovers. Senior Jayla Wade (Newport News, Va./Heritage) paced the Yellow Jacket defense with a career-best 7 steals, while Woods recorded six steals.
- SU had just two second chance points and two fast break points.
- Woods led R-MC with 7 rebounds, while Hatfield grabbed 6, one away from her season high.
- Hatfield had a season-best 8 assists.
- R-MC swept the season series with SU. The Yellow Jackets won 58-45 in Winchester on Nov. 28.
- The Yellow Jackets extended their win streak to three.
- Randolph-Macon will travel to Roanoke on Saturday, February 9 for a 1 p.m. ODAC contest.