Randolph-Macon women come from behind to beat Guilford 77-73 in OT

The Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team trailed Guilford by five at the half and by ten two minutes into the second half, but the Yellow Jackets came back to force overtime and beat the Quakers in overtime. The following is a release from the Randolph-Macon Sports Information Department.

ASHLAND, Va. – Junior Katie Anderson (Beaverdam, Va./Patrick Henry) notched her ninth double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./Patrick Henry) registered her first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 10 boards as the Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team outlasted Guilford 77-73 in overtime in ODAC action Saturday afternoon at Crenshaw Gymnasium.

The Yellow Jackets (12-2, 5-1 ODAC) won their seventh straight game and moved into a first-place tie in the conference with Eastern Mennonite and Lynchburg.

R-MC did not trail in overtime. The Yellow Jackets won the tap and junior Khajae Hester (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) made a layup to put R-MC up 64-62. After the Quakers (8-7, 2-4 ODAC) tied it, freshman Kareema Conteh (Riverdale, Md./Parkdale) sank a pair of free throws to give the Yellow Jackets the lead for good at 66-64. Lee had a layup and Anderson made a free throw to put the home team up five at 69-64 with 3:30 left. Guilford cut the lead to one at 74-73 with 1:24 remaining before R-MC hit three free throws to make the final 77-73.

The Quakers led by 13 at 45-32 five minutes into the second half before the Yellow Jackets used a 28-8 run to take a 60-53 advantage with 3:30 remaining. R-MC led 62-59 before Heaven Walters buried a trey with 33 seconds left to knot the score at 62-62.

R-MC never led during the first period. Guilford was ahead 21-11 with seven minutes remaining in the half before the Yellow Jackets scored nine straight to pull within one at 21-20 with five minutes left. The Quakers would eventually take a 31-26 lead to the locker room at intermission.

Junior Hannah Livermon (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Hester scored 10 points and dished out eight assists for R-MC.

Anais Weatherly had 16 points and 14 boards to lead the Quakers.

Randolph-Macon returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 20, with a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Bridgewater.

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