Senior Michal Ross (Glen Allen, pictured, left) poured in a season-high 27 points, just two shy of her career high, while senior Kelly Williams, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of The Year had 24 points and fourteen rebounds as #4 Randolph-Macon eliminated top-seeded Emory and Henry 72-68 in an ODAC Championship Semifinal Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.
After leading by a point after a period, the Yellow Jackets (17-9), outscored the Wasps 20-7 in the second period, as Ross hit her only three-point attempt of the game at the buzzer to give Randolph-Macon a 37-23 halftime lead. The Wasps turned to Sydney McKinney, who scored a game-high 30 points helping Emory and Henry launch a furious comeback in the final minutes.
It wasn't until Aimee DeBell hit a free throw with :08 left to give the Yellow Jackets a four-point lead that Randolph-Macon fans could breath a sigh of relief. DeBell scored seven points, while Cheridan Hatfield (pictured, bottom) had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.
The win puts Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Championship Game on Sunday at 1pm against either Guilford or Roanoke. Tip-off is at 1pm. Live Twitter Coverage will be available on @hanoversports.
The Yellow Jackets will be playing for their tenth ODAC title, second in three seasons, and fifth in the last twelve years.
NOTES: Today's final score is the exact same final score of the 2018 ODAC Championship Game, won by the Yellow Jackets over the Wasps. Head Coach Carroll LaHaye won her 645th career game as Randolph-Macon head coach.
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