Sunday, March 15, 2015

Randolph-Macon Falls Two Points Short of Final Four.....

Lamont Moore scored 18 points, and Randolph-Macon overcame withering defensive pressure from Virginia Wesleyan in the second half to take the lead, only to see the Marlins shut them down late and seize a 49-47 war in the NCAA Division III Round of Eight Saturday night at Crenshaw Gymnasium, ending the Yellow Jackets' season and their school-record 25-game winning streak.

The Yellow Jackets still had a chance to win with three seconds to play, but needing to go 94 feet to the basket. A perfectly designed play got Chris Hamilton the ball on the baseline, but his jumper at the buzzer hit the left side of the rim, bounced off the right and landed on the floor. The final chance to extend the season was gone.

Ironically, the 25-game winning streak began in Norfolk December 3rd with a 55-47 win at Virginia Wesleyan. Randolph-Macon entered the game 3-0 against the Marlins this season, including an 81-74 overtime win in the ODAC Tournament Championship on March 1st.

The Yellow Jackets end their season at 28-3. Complete coverage of the game, and the season, coming from us in this week's new edition of the Hanover Herald-Progress.

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