Women’s College Basketball Final: Guilford 60, Randolph-Macon 53

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miracle Walters scored a game-best 24 points as Guilford College defeated visiting Randolph-Macon College, 60-53, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game on Saturday afternoon. Walters shot nine-of-14 from the field and added 10 rebounds in recording her first double-double of the season.

Guilford won its fourth straight outing and improved to 11-4 and 8-1 in the ODAC. Randolph-Macon fell to 12-4 and 7-2 in league play.

Calyn Davis and Briana Allen both contributed 10 points for the Quakers. Lindsay Gauldin grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds (tying her season-high) and teammate Julie Carini collected 10 boards for GC. Guilford led in rebounding, 43-28.

The Quakers trailed 25-23 at halftime but outscored the Yellow Jackets 19-8 in the third quarter en route to the victory. The home team scored the final nine points of the period and led 42-33 heading to the final stanza. Allen had a field goal and a three-pointer in the 9-0 run.

Guilford led by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter. R-MC cut the deficit to 56-51 with 27 seconds remaining but got no closer. Walters and Davis both were two-of-two on free throws in the closing seconds.

The Quakers shot 43-percent (22-51) to Randolph-Macon’s 37-percent (21-57). The Yellow Jackets committed 12 turnovers and forced 20 miscues.

Charlotte Woods paced the visitors with 16 points (seven-of-13 shooting and eight rebounds. Michal Ross and Becca Arrington added 12 and 10 points respectively for Randolph-Macon.

The Quakers–winners of nine of their last 10 games–host the University of Lynchburg on Wednesday (1/16). The ODAC contest tips off at 7 p.m.