LEXINGTON, Va. – Freshman Devan Conrad (Parkville, Md. / St. Paul's School for Girls) made her presence known, as in her first Old Dominion Athletic Conference matchup – also the first for Women's Basketball this season – the newcomer tallied 14 points and made four steals and a block. It was not enough to overcome a tough night shooting from the floor for R-MC though as the Generals earned the win to open the conference season.
Score: Washington and Lee 84, Randolph-Macon 53
Location/Venue: Lexington, Va./Duchoissois Tennis Center
Records: Washington and Lee (2-2, 1-0 ODAC), Randolph-Macon (1-3, 0-1 ODAC)
How It Happened
- Conrad had all of R-MC's first five points as she exploded from the tip-off, scoring all of the buckets in the first 90 seconds. Randolph-Macon got an eight-point run through the middle portion of the period as Conrad added a jumper and senior Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) earned a hoop and harm plus hit an additional free throw moments later to give R-MC a 13-9 lead. But W&L was able to encroach on the R-MC lead and ended up with a one-point advantage heading into the second period. Turnovers plagued both teams in the frame as R-MC collected nine turnovers while W&L had eight in the first 10 minutes.
- Across the late stages of the first quarter and early in second quarter, W&L got on a 14-0 scoring run forcing an R-MC timeout at the 8:46 mark of the second period. R-MC was able to add five points after that, but W&L got on another run, going 9-3 over four minutes of play, causing a second R-MC timeout to regroup. But the damage was done as W&L hit 5-of-6 three-pointers in the quarter and left R-MC with a 13-point deficit at the haltime break.
- W&L kept the pressure on early in the fourth quarter. The Generals went on a 7-2 scoring run over the first four minutes and while the Yellow Jackets were able to fight score-for-score through the later stages of the frame, the Generals' lead grew to 18 heading into the final frame.
- The Generals were able to take advantage of three R-MC turnovers in the early moments of the fourth quarter and hit a big three-pointer to go ahead 73-48 with about five minutes to play. R-MC never was able to cut into the Generals lead, although junior Becca Arrington (Amelia, Va. / Amelia Academy) did hit a big three-pointer in the waning minutes. W&L settled the score at 84-53 for its second win of the season.
Inside The Numbers
- Conrad finished with 14 points to lead the team. Williams added 11.
- Williams tallied a double-double in just thirteen minutes of play, grabbing 11 rebounds to go with her point total. Seniors Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va. / Glen Allen) and Charlotte Woods (Richmond, Va. / Trinity) each pulled in six rebounds as well.
- Arrington finished 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and tallied seven points.
- Sophomore Cheridan Hatfield (Fishersville, Va. / Wilson Memorial) handed out four assists.
- Williams, Ross and sophomore Aimee DeBell (Studley, Va. / Saint Gertrude) had two blocks each while Conrad her single block as the Yellow Jackets finished with seven in the contest. Conrad also led the team in steals with four, with Ross adding three.
- R-MC struggled from the field, shooting 26% compared to W&L's 44%.
- The Yellow Jackets won 17 offensive rebounds compared to W&L's nine. The rebounds helped R-MC grab 12 second-chance points.
The Yellow Jackets have a week off before they will travel to Salem to take on Roanoke College on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6:00 PM.