RR Spin billboard
Sunday, 12 February 2017 00:34

Williams scores career best

Written by  Randolph Macon Athletics
Rate this item
(0 votes)

ASHLAND, Va. – Junior Marisha Berry (Powhatan, Va./ Powhatan) hit a game winning three pointer with three seconds remaining in overtime to defeat ODAC leading Lynchburg, 77-75 on Saturday. Randolph-Macon (12-10, 7-7 ODAC) moves up to fifth in the standings with two ODAC games remaining while Lynchburg (18-5, 12-2) falls to second place.

Freshman Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) scored her career best 29 points while also grabbing 19 rebounds and recording three blocks. Williams went 11 of 18 from the field and 7 of 12 from the free throw line to get to 29.

Lynchburg came out hot in the first period and outscored R-MC 24-15. To start the second quarter, R-MC scored the first 10 points to pull within two of the Hornets. R-MC would take its first lead with 1:34 remaining in the first quarter after freshman Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va./ Glen Allen) hit a pair of free throws to make the score 34-32. The Yellow Jackets would trail the Hornets by one point at the half.

Lynchburg would edge R-MC in the third quarter. Williams scored seven of the Yellow Jackets 12 points in the quarter.

R-MC trailed 58-55 in the fourth period with just over four minutes remaining before junior Kareema Conteh (Riverdale, Md./ Parkdale) and junior Marisha Berry (Powhatan, Va./ Powhatan) hit layups to take the lead at 59-58.

Randolph-Macon led 65-62 with 30 seconds remaining before Olivia Defrancesco made a three pointer for the Hornets and would force overtime.

In overtime, Lynchburg made the first basket before Williams and junior Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./ Patrick Henry) scored consecutive baskets.

Lynchburg would then take the lead at 75-72 with just 12 seconds remaining. Michal Ross hit a jumper with six second on the clock to pull within one point. The R-MC defense then forced its 19th turnover of the game on the inbound pass and got the ball back with just five seconds remaining.

Sophomore Kelsey Wisner (York, Pa./ Central York) inbounded the ball to Berry at the top of arch and Berry knocked down the three with just three seconds remaining to give R-MC the 77-75 victory.

R-MC shot 50% from the field in the victory.

Freshman Ashley Weaver (Mechanicsville, Va./ Atlee) made a big impact in the game scoring 13 points, making two three pointers and going 5 of 9 from the floor.

Berry and Ross also scored double-digit points, with both putting up 10 points. Randolph-Macon tallied 24 assists on 31 made baskets, Lee led the team with five while Wisner and Berry each recorded four assists.

R-MC will play two games in Crenshaw Gym next week. On Tuesday, R-MC hosts Eastern Mennonite at 7 p.m. and then on Thursday R-MC will play Gallaudet at 6 p.m.

Read 1035 times

rrspin Comment Policy

  • All comments must contain your first and last name. We will allow comments from past commenters whose email addresses we immediately recognize.
  • For the administrators of rrspin, this is done automatically to prevent an administrator from taking extraordinary steps to post a comment anonymously. We feel the same standards should apply for even the casual reader.
  • The editor reserves the right not to publish any and all comments submitted to the website.
  • Anonymous posts, posts with fake email addresses, posts containing expletives, the threat of bodily harm or mass terror will not be accepted.
  • Comments containing racial epithets will not be posted.
  • The editor reserves the right to not post comments deemed by rrspin, or upon legal advice, as potentially libelous or those defaming another person's character whether they face criminal charges or are the subject of a feature or general news story.
  • Comments purporting to know intimate details of a criminal case will not be published and should be passed on to law enforcement.
  • Comments which are not understandable by a reasonable person or are rife with grammatical errors and text message abbreviations will not be published — Editor

Comments on Williams scores career best

Latest Comments

Who's Online

We have 815 guests and no members online

Login Form