FERRUM, Va. - Junior Daniel Noe (Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) had 19 points and seven rebounds, while freshman Korey Turner (Midlothian, Va./Amelia Academy) chipped in a season-best 10 points as the Randolph-Macon men's basketball team posted a 61-47 victory at Ferrum on Sunday afternoon.
Junior Jermaine Johnson (Akron, Ohio/St. Christopher) scored the first six points of the game, with a layup and four free throws, as R-MC led 6-0 four minutes into the contest. Turner hit a three-pointer with 13:39 left in the first half to give the Yellow Jackets (1-3) a nine-point lead at 12-3. The Panthers (2-3) scored five straight to cut the deficit to four at 12-8. Turner nailed another trey to cap a 14-1 run as R-MC took a 26-9 lead with 6:45 remaining in the first half. The visitors would take a 32-20 lead at intermission. Johnson finished with eight points in the first period.
Noe nailed a three-pointer and hit a layup to start the second half as the lead grew back to 17 at 37-20. R-MC was up 40-23 before Ferrum scored nine straight to make it an eight-point game at 40-32 with 13:43 remaining. Noe had a layup and three-pointer sandwiched around a Turner layup as the Yellow Jackets scored seven straight to push the advantage to 15 at 47-32 with 11:40 remaining. A three-pointer by junior Sean Ryan (Plainfield, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) capped a 12-2 spurt as R-MC claimed its largest lead at 52-34 with 8:40 left in the contest. The Yellow Jackets maintained a double-figure lead the rest of the way in recording the 61-47 win.
Johnson had season-highs with eight points, six rebounds and three steals. Senior Jamie Wilson (West Point, Va./West Point) paced the Yellow Jackets with four assists. Ryan finished with six points, four rebounds and three assists in his first start of the season.
The R-MC defense held its opponent to season lows with 47 points and 31.4% field goal percentage (16-51).
Randolph-Macon has its home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. against William Peace.