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Midulla Scores 19 for R-MC at Guilford

Grayson Midulla dribbling
Grayson Midulla dribbling

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Grayson Midulla (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen) hit five three-pointers and scored 19 points off the bench as the Randolph-Macon men's basketball team dropped an 80-75 decision at Guilford in ODAC action Saturday afternoon.

Midulla went 6 for 8 from the floor and 5 for 7 beyond the arc for the Yellow Jackets (11-12, 7-7 ODAC). He also grabbed five rebounds. Midulla was one of four Yellow Jackets to score in double figures. Sophomore Daniel Noe (Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) sank a season-high five treys and tallied 17 points, while junior Michael Taylor (Apex, N.C./Grace Christian) also recorded 17 points. Senior Lamont Moore (Waverly, Va./Tidewater Academy) had 11 points to go along with a career-best nine assists.

The Quakers (14-9, 9-5 ODAC) scored the first five points of the game and held an 11-6 lead six minutes into the contest. Midulla and Noe both had a pair of three-pointers in a 12-4 run as R-MC took an 18-15 lead midway through the first period. The game was tied at 22-22 before a Midulla trey with a minute left in the half capped a 13-4 spurt as the Yellow Jackets led 35-26. A Guilford layup made the score 35-28 at the break. Midulla had four treys in the first half for 12 points.

R-MC still held a seven-point lead at 41-34 early in the second half before GC used a 14-2 run to take a 48-43 advantage with just under 14 minutes remaining. The Quakers extended the lead to 11 at 65-54 with eight minutes left. Noe hit a three-pointer with one minute remaining as the Yellow Jackets pulled within two at 75-73. A GC three-point play with 31 seconds left gave the home team a 78-73 lead. Midulla hit two free throws with 15 seconds left to narrow the gap to three before the Quakers sank two foul shots with 12 seconds left to make the final 80-75.

The Yellow Jackets shot 52% from the floor (27-52), 52% on three-pointers (14-27) and 87.5% from the free throw line (7-8).

Randolph-Macon returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 17, with a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Hampden-Sydney.