College Women’s Basketball Final – Randolph-Macon 77, Guilford 73

ASHLAND, Va.—Randolph-Macon College shot 50 percent from the field from the second half to the end of the game as Guilford College fell to Randolph-Macon in a Saturday afternoon Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest over Guilford College, 77-73, in overtime.

The Quakers (8-7, 2-4 ODAC) and Yellow Jackets played to a tight Quaker advantage in the first 11 minutes of the first half before manufacturing a 6-0 run to extend their lead to 10 points, their largest lead of the half. Over the next 2:08, the Yellow Jackets countered with a 9-0 run to cut down the Quaker edge. Guilford scored the next five points over the next 1:27 and held steady through the end of the half. Guilford grew their lead to 13 for their largest lead of the contest 4:31 into the second frame before a 12-3 Randolph-Macon run cut the lead to four.

Randolph-Macon took the lead with 4:29 left in the half off of a Hannah Livermon jumper and extended the lead to seven. The Quakers scored the next six points to cut the deficit to one with 1:49 left. After a Yellow Jacket basket, Heaven Walters (Yadkinville, N.C./Starmount) sunk a game-tying three-pointer with 33 seconds left, sending the game into overtime. Randolph-Macon grew a lead to as large as five and held on throughout the period to win the game.

Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) notched her seventh double-double of the season, totaling 16 points and 14 rebounds. Lauren Ramsey (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) and Kali Cuttaia (Eden, N.C./Morehead/Univ. of Charleston (W. Va.)) each finished with 13 points and five rebounds while Brittany Drew (Greensboro, N.C./Page) totaled 12 points and four assists.

Randolph-Macon’s Katie Anderson led all scorers with 19 points while adding 11 rebounds. Amber Lee came off the bench to produce the Yellow Jackets’ second double-double, adding 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds. Livermon added 18 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.

Guilford shot 34.2 percent from the field while Randolph-Macon shot 38.5 percent in the contest after shooting 25 percent in the first half with seven field goals. Randolph-Macon sunk 23 foul shots in the contest, shooting 67.6 percent from the foul line. Guilford shot 17-of-22 from the charity stripe for 75 percent.

Guilford held a narrow edge in rebounds, 49-46, converting 19 offensive rebounds into 16 points. Randolph-Macon produced 12 second-chance points off 16 offensive rebounds. Both teams turned over the basketball 19 times, with the Quakers producing 22 points off Yellow Jacket miscues while Randolph-Macon produced 21 off Guilford turnovers.

The Quakers return to action Wednesday, hosting Emory & Henry College at 7 p.m. inside Ragan-Brown Field House.