Randolph-Macon stuns Va. Wesleyan
No. 3 Marlins tally season lows in points, FG percentage in loss
ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph-Macon knocked off No. 3 Virginia Wesleyan 54-51 on Wednesday evening ODAC action.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Hope 87, Kalamazoo 59|
|Randolph-Macon 54, No. 3 Va. Wesleyan 51|
|No. 4 UW-Whitewater 77, UW-Platteville 58|
|No. 5 MIT 59, Babson 47|
|No. 7 Cabrini 73, Neumann 60|
|No. 12 UW-Stevens Point 87, UW-Osh. 83 OT|
|No. 13 Wooster 54, Ohio Wesleyan 50|
|No. 14 F&M 60, Gettysburg 53|
|No. 15 Translyvania 67, Mt St. Joseph 58|
|No. 17 Will. Paterson 69, Rut.-Newark 67|
|Wabash 55, No. 22 Wittenburg 49|
|No. 25 UW-River Falls 58, UW-Superior 57|
The Yellow Jackets improved to 18-4 overall and 11-3 in the ODAC. VWC dropped to 18-3 and 10-2 in the league. R-MC ran its home-winning streak to 22 games.
Randolph-Macon got eight points from Lamar Giggetts and Andre Simon, while Akeem Holmes and Jamie Robinson each had six points in the win. Adam Desgain had eight rebounds and Andre Simon had seven to give R-MC a 43-38 edge on the glass.
The game was tight through the first 16 minutes of play. With the game tied at 21, R-MC reeled off 10 consecutive points, taking a 31-21 advantage on a jumper by Holmes with just under two minutes to play.
VWC scored six of the final eight points of the first half, trimming the R-MC lead to 33-27 on a Chris Astorga 3-pointer with 15 seconds to go.
The Marlins continued their rally by opening the second-half on a 12-3 run to take a 39-36 lead early.
With VWC up 41-40, R-MC went on a 12-0 run and was able to pull in front, 52-41 with 4:15 left on the clock when Marcus Badger drained a jumper.
The Marlins fought their way back, scoring the next 10 points, drawing within one at 52-51 after Donald Vaughan made a pair of free-throws with under a minute to go.
Adam Desgain made a pair of free-throws with six seconds remaining, then VWC's DJ Woodmore had a chance to tie the game, but his shot went off the back rim and missed.
Virginia Wesleyan got 14 points from both Astorga and Vaughan. VWC shot just 29 percent from the floor, making 17 of 57 shots on the night. Those offensive numbers, along with the point total, are all season lows for the Marlins.