Inside Presence lifts Randolph-Macon past Marlins
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Randolph-Macon College took advantage of its size in defeating the Virginia Wesleyan College women's basketball team 66-51 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action Tuesday night.
The Yellow Jackets pulled away through three quarters, leading 57-32 with 10 minutes to play.
Virginia Wesleyan outscored the visitors 19-9 in the final period to cut the final margin to just 15 points. Raya Berkley scored six of the first eight Marlin points in the quarter, and was responsible for eight of the Marlins' 19 points in the period.
Randolph-Macon held a 53-32 edge in rebounds, with 21 of those boards coming on the offensive end to result in 23 second-chance points. The Yellow Jackets took advantage of having seven players over 5'10" with 48 points in the paint.
The Marlins forced the Yellow Jackets into 26 turnovers, resulting in 18 VWC points off turnovers.
Amber Lee had her second double-double in as many games against the Marlins, finishing with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Kelly Williams added 13 points and eight rebounds for Randolph-Macon (11-10/6-7), while battling foul trouble for just 19 minutes played.
Virginia Wesleyan (12-10/7-6) travels to Guilford College (17-3/10-2) Saturday for a 2 p.m. ODAC start.
NiAsia Caldwell missed her second straight game to injury, the Marlins are 1-1 over that span… This is the first time the Marlins have used the starting lineup of Morris, Berkley, Harris, Strother, and Gerni… Kelly Williams snapped a streak of 12-straight double-doubles on Tuesday… The Marlins are 27-41 all-time against Randolph-Macon… The loss prevents the Marlins from sweeping the season series, something that hasn't been done since 2007-08.