Randolph-Macon squeaks past women's basketball

Kate Kolb shooting a basketball in a game. Graphic at bottom showing team logos and 58-55 final score.

Ashland, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but Randolph-Macon escaped with a 58-55 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory Thursday evening.

Freshman forward Kate Kolb (Morris Plains, N.J.) tallied 11 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks -- all career-highs -- going 5-for-8 from the floor.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, and freshman guard Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) scored nine points for the Hornets.

Michal Ross scored a game-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds for the defending ODAC champions, while Kelly Williams racked up 18 points and 17 rebounds.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Randolph-Macon 58, Lynchburg 55

Records: Randolph-Macon (5-1, 3-0 ODAC), Lynchburg (2-5, 1-1 ODAC)

Venue: Crenshaw Gymnasium, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Hornets began the game on an 8-3 run over the first 4 minutes, but R-MC rebounded to take an 18-10 advantage. Lynchburg trailed 18-14 after the first period.

  • The second period was a back-and-forth affair that featured four lead changes and seven ties. R-MC retook the lead with Ross' layup to close the stanza. Kolb finished the half with 10 points and seven boards.

  • The Hornets started the third on an 8-0 run to take a 39-33 advantage before the Yellow Jackets stung back with a 6-0 run of their own. The teams traded the lead several more times before Ross beat the buzzer with a 3 to lead by four headed into the fourth.

  • Lynchburg battled back to take the lead with 3:32 to go on a jumper by freshman forward Erin Green (Poolesville, Md.) and again a minute later on a driving layup by freshman guard Emily Elliott (High Point, N.C.).

  • Ross gave R-MC the lead with 28 seconds to play, and a last-chance possession by Lynchburg fell off the rim. The Yellow Jackets added a pair of late free throws to bring the score to its final standing.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg hits the road again Sunday, Dec. 2 in ODAC play with a trip to Shenandoah. Tip-off in Winchester, Va., is scheduled for 2 p.m.

--LYN--

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Mon Sep 16
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Sep 17
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Fri Sep 20
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
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