November 30, 2011

Rebounding Woes Cost Randolph Women ODAC Contest at Hollins Wednesday

ROANOKE, VA — Hollins University outrebounded Randolph 51-24 Wednesday evening which resulted in Hollins taking 18 more shots from the floor, eventually ending up with the Randolph College women's basketball team falling in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest 65-51 in play from Tayloe Gymnasium.

Randolph (2-3/0-2 ODAC) struggled from the floor in the first stanza, but made up for it by earning 18 free-throws to keep things close. The WildCats only shot 5-18 (27.8 percent) from the floor in the first stanza, missing all four shots from distance. Hollins (2-3/2-0 ODAC) wasn't much better percentage-wise in the opening period, but had 18 more chances due to second chances.

After trailing by 10 at 33-23 at the half, Randolph shot the ball better in the second half but so did its hosts, as HU knocked down 14 of the 28 shots taken from the field. The WildCats only turned the ball over 16 times in the game, but the second chance points were too much for Randolph to overcome.

First-year Brianna Lowry (Herndon, VA/Herndon) posted her fifth consecutive contest with double figures, scoring a team-best 15 points. She added four boards and two steals as she became the first first-year WildCat player to score double figures in her first five games at the College since Megan Stensrud scored double-figures in her first 17 games of her career in the 2002-03 season.

First-year Bonnie Bishop (Fairfax, VA/Trinity Christian) scored eight points for Randolph, while first-year Dyllan Peterson (Baltimore, MD/Bryn Mawr) had six points. First-year Megan Russell (Pinnacle, NC/West Stokes) only took three shots all night, scoring four points to go with five rebounds.

Jasmine Greene had a game-best 17 points to go with six points, five helpers and three steals for HU. Molly Tahmeseb scored nine points and Lauren Morris added eight points and four rebounds. Chanci Wright only had three points, but grabbed nine rebounds. HU corralled 23 offensive rebounds, which was only one short of Randolph's total rebounding total.

The WildCats will now head to Bridgewater College Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in more Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.