HARRISONBURG, Va. - Senior Jamie Wilson (West Point, Va./West Point) hit five three-pointers for 15 points, one of four Yellow Jackets to score in double figures, as the Randolph-Macon men's basketball team edged Eastern Mennonite 71-69 on the road in ODAC action Tuesday evening.
Freshman Korey Turner (Midlothian, Va./Amelia Academy) added 14 points, while senior Michael Taylor (Apex, N.C./Grace Christian) chipped in 13 and sophomore Montese Adams (Richmond, Va./Fuqua) tallied 10.
Wilson hit a pair of three-pointers to give the Yellow Jackets an early 6-3 lead. The Royals used a 6-2 spurt to take a 9-8 lead three minutes into the contest. EMU led 20-18 before a Turner trey capped a 6-0 run as R-MC went up 24-20 with 9:21 left in the first half. A layup by Turner with 5:05 remaining pushed the advantage to 30-25 for the Yellow Jackets. Taylor had a layup with 13 seconds left to give R-MC a 37-31 lead before a late trey by EMU made it a 37-34 game at intermission. Turner had 11 first-half points, while Wilson added nine.
After the Royals scored the first bucket of the second half to make it a one-point game, Wilson buried two treys in a 12-0 run as the Yellow Jackets took a 49-36 lead with 15:30 remaining. EMU put together a 19-8 spurt to pull within two at 57-55 with 5:45 left. Following an R-MC timeout, senior Boris Ngundji (Richmond, Va./Fuqua) sandwiched a pair of layups around a Turner trey to extend the lead to 64-55 with 2:15 remaining. EMU hit four three-pointers in the final 2:10, but Taylor sank 5 of 6 free throws in the final 30 seconds to preserve the victory for the Yellow Jackets.
R-MC held a 38-29 advantage on the boards. Ngundji led the Yellow Jackets with eight rebounds, while Wilson and junior Daniel Noe (Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) both pulled down six boards.
Noe also paced the victors with five assists.
Randolph-Macon returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 10 at home against Averett at 2 p.m. in Crenshaw Gym.