Wednesday, November 20, 2013

THE WRAP: Randolph-Macon Goes 1-1 in Hoops Doubleheader

Sarah Parsons led Randolph-Macon with 18 points, while Lauren Vugteveen and Hannah Livermon added 11 each as the Yellow Jackets avenged a loss to Mary Washington a year ago with an 82-65 win to improve to 3-0 on the young season.

Transfer Taylor Huber (Patrick Henry) had 16 points as the Jackets shot 46.6 percent from the field. Randolph-Macon welcomes Marymount to Crenshaw Gymnasium Thursday, 7pm.

Meanwhile the Randolph-Macon men held their home opener tonight but found defensive stops to be few and far between in an 84-83 loss to Christopher Newport. The Jackets fell behind by seven at halftime, then went on a 20-7 run to start the second half for a 56-50 lead.

The Captains (2-0) fought back to retake the lead, and the teams spent the final several minutes trading the lead back and forth. Tied at 83 with 39 seconds left, the Captains milked the clock and, as the shot clock buzzer sounded, the referee's whistle did, calling a foul on Andre Simon, ending his night with 4.4 seconds left. Simon led the Jackets with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Henrico High graduate Evan Thorpe hit one of two free throws off the foul to give CNU the 84-83 lead. He missed the second, and the Jackets rebounded, calling time out with 3.7 seconds left. A designed play got Connor Sullivan open for a three from 35 feet, but it fell two feet short.

Randolph-Macon falls to 1-2 and begins ODAC play a week from tonight when they travel to Guilford to take on the Quakers.  They continue to be without the services of senior Jamie Robinson, who broke his foot shortly before practice opened last month.  Head Coach Nathan Davis tells HCS he hopes Jamie will be back in action by early January.

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