Rematch Goes To Yellow Jackets

Basketball player LC Hill elevates for a jump shot over a defender
LC Hill led Hollins with 14 points on Saturday afternoon

Ashland, VA - Hollins traveled to Ashland to try to exact a bit of revenge against a Randolph-Macon team that defeated them in their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) home game of the season way back in early December. The young Hollins squad has been gaining conference experience and playing much better than earlier in the season and would need to try to find a way to shut down the ODAC's premiere scorer and rebounder, Kelly Williams. The sophomore and reigning ODAC Rookie of the Year came into the day averaging 24 points and just under 19 boards per outing, both tops in the league.

The Yellow Jackets raced out to a 6-0 advantage. A three pointer by Deana Campbell did little to stop the home team's hot start as Randolph-Macon would score 19 of the first 22 points of the afternoon and take a 30-10 lead into the second quarter. Hollins played much better defense and started to cut into the deficit mid-way through the period but at the half it was the host Yellow Jackets with a comfortable advantage. Both teams shot over 40% for the game but Macon enjoyed a huge edge on the glass, 54-28, and forced 20 Hollins turnovers in picking up the ODAC win, 82-51, and earning the season series sweep.

LaChrisha Hill came off the bench to pace Hollins with 14 points and Chesslyn Owens added nine as the Hollins reserves outscored their counterparts 27-23. Campbell scored seven to go with a team high six rebounds and five helpers while Tayler Broyles assisted on 10 of the team's 22 field goals.

Williams led a balanced Yellow Jacket attack with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Charlotte Woods gave Macon two players with double-doubles by adding 12 points and 11 rebounds. Teal Reynolds, 14, and Kelsey Wisner, 11, made it four Yellow Jackets in double digits.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for Hollins as they host the defending ODAC champion Quakers of Guilford College on Wednesday night.