No. 11 Jackets stifle Generals
Yellow Jackets use defense to win 15th of last 16 games
ASHLAND, Va. – No. 11 Randolph-Macon held Washington and Lee to just three field goals during the final 16 minutes of the game to open up a tight game and secure a 72-41 ODAC win against the Generals Saturday afternoon. R-MC is now 19-3 overall and 11-2 in the ODAC, while W&L drops to 12-8 overall and 5-8 in the league.
The Jackets held a slim 31-26 lead to at halftime before the Generals came out of the locker room and made their first three shots of the second stanza to cut the R-MC lead to 33-32 with just under 18 minutes to go.
After a Jon Guest jumper drew Washington and Lee within three at 37-34 with 16:04 to go in the contest, R-MC went on a 27-2 run over the next 11 minutes, taking a 64-36 advantage when Billy Campion made a bucket with 5:19 to go.
R-MC, which held W&L to 15 points in the second half on 6 of 25 shooting, saw its lead reach as many as 31 points down the stretch as it secured its 15th win in its last 16 games.
Danny Jones led the way for R-MC with a game-high 21 points on a perfect 8 of 8 shooting from the field. Jones led the R-MC reserves to a 41-16 advantage against the W&L bench.
Jones' frontcourt mate Brandon Braxton made 6 of 9 shots from the floor for 12 points. The duo helped the Jackets outscore the Generals 40-16 in the paint, while Calvin Croskey also scored double digits with 10 points in the win.
Jones and Kevin Voelkel each had six rebounds for R-MC, which held a 36-29 edge on the glass. The Yellow Jackets made 50 percent of their shots on the day, converting 29 of 57 from the floor.
Drew Kimberly, J.D. Ey and Jeremy Adkins all had seven points for Washington and Lee which finished the days shooting 33.3 percent.