DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. – The Randolph-Macon women's basketball team won the opening game of the Daytona Beach Shootout 75-51 over Edgewood on Tuesday morning. R-MC shot 44 percent from the field in the win and forced Edgewood to make 31 turnovers as the R-MC bench scored 54 points.
R-MC (4-3) outscored Edgewood (0-8) 17-14 in the first quarter. Junior Marisha Berry (Powhatan, Va./ Powhatan) led all scorers in the first, shooting 4 for 6 from the field with eight points. Berry finished the game with a team high 15 points. Junior Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./ Patrick Henry) was second on the team in the first period with six points, going 3 of 4 four from the field.
The Yellow Jackets would go on to dominate the second quarter, outscoring their opponent 14-6 to take a 31-20 lead at the half. R-MC shot 40.5% from the field, scoring 16 points off of turnovers with seven steals in the first half. The team showed its depth, scoring 20 of the 31 points off the bench, Berry led the team at half with 10 points.
The Yellow Jackets extended their lead in the third and fourth quarter, scoring 26 points in the third and 18 in the fourth.
R-MC finished the game with 31 points off of 31 turnovers. The Yellow Jackets dominated the boards, outrebounding Edgewood 42-35 with 19 second chance points.
Another standout performer for the Yellow Jackets was freshman Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va./ Glen Allen), who finished with 13 points, shooting 5 of 9 from the floor, grabbing six rebound and adding two blocks.
Freshman forward Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) finished with nine points and eight rebounds, including four offensive.
For the opponents, Marrissa Hoyer led the team with 17 points.
R-MC will play Wheaton (Mass.) in the second game of the Daytona Beach Shootout tomorrow at 10 a.m.