February 11, 2012

Randolph Women’s Basketball Defeats Emory & Henry, 61-59, Saturday In ODAC Play

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Randolph College Women's Basketball Team (4-19, 1-17 ODAC) picked up its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference win of the season, and avenged a loss to Emory & Henry College (2-17, 1-16 ODAC) Saturday afternoon at the RAD Center. The WildCats defeated the Wasps by a 61-59 score.

The two squads traded baskets for the first nine minutes of the contest for a 14-12 E&H lead. Randolph then went on a 12-2 run covering 4:14 for its largest lead of the contest (24-16 at 6:55).  The Wasps were able to close the gap slightly before the half, as the WildCats took a 31-27 advantage into the locker room.

Emory & Henry stormed out with 10 straight points to begin the second half and take a 37-31 lead with 17:01 on the clock. A 13-2 response by Randolph swayed the lead back in favor of the home-standing WildCats, 44-39. E&H would lead a final time down the stretch thanks to seven straight points at 53-52, but Randolph had enough left in the tank to come away with the 61-59 win.

The WildCats placed three players in double figures, led by Chelsea Tyler with 14 points, four rebounds, five steals and three assists from off the bench. Brianna Lowry had 11 points and four boards while Bonnie Bishop tallied 10 points and seven rebounds. Randolph was just 19-for-56 (33.9 percent) from the field in the game.

Emory & Henry was paced by freshman guard Kristie Langley (Staley, N.C.) with 22 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, adding three steals and two assists. Freshman center Carlyta Hamm (Wytheville, Va.) also tallied a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, chipping in two assists and two steals. The Wasps shot 37.1 percent (23-for-62) from the floor but were a season-low 0-for-16 from beyond the arc.

The Wasps will remain on the road on Tuesday when they travel to Lexington, Va., to face off against the Generals of Washington and Lee University. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

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