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WildCats Fall to Guilford, 67-45, in ODAC Contest

Kalyn Banks drives the ball down the lane

LYNCHBURG, Va.Kalyn Banks (Clinton, Md./From the Heart Christian School) dropped 15 points and six rebounds as the Randolph College women's basketball team fell to visiting Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foe Guilford College, 67-45, on Wednesday evening in the RAD Center.

A slow first quarter start saw both teams trade early points before the Quakers pushed an 8-1 run to secure a 17-10 advantage. A three-pointer by Maura McMahon (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) kick started the second period for the WildCats as they closed the gap to 17-15 at the 8:55 mark but the Quakers responded in kind, extending their lead to 30-19 with 2:41 remaining on the clock.

Jump shots made by Banks and Sarah Wright (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) placed the WildCats behind, 30-23 but a late Randolph foul would send Guilford to the charity stripe, where the Quakers made both free throws to claim a 32-23 margin at halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Quakers never let up the pressure as Guilford outscored the WildCats, 15-11, in the third quarter, and 20-11 in the final period to secure the final 67-45 triumph.

The WildCats ended the night shooting 40.7 percent (19-of-47) from the field and 33.3 percent (3-of-9) from beyond the arc while posting four fast break points and seven bench points.

Banks converted 7-of-11 from the field for Randolph while Daijah Johnson (Beltsville, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) made 5-of-9 from the floor to conclude the night with 10 points, as well as two steals. Taylor Samuels (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) distributed a team-high six assists in the loss.    

Randolph drops to 5-18, 2-13 ODAC and will close out its regular season on Saturday, Feb. 17 when it hosts Bridgewater College in the RAD. The WildCats will honor its five seniors prior to tip-off, which is set for 4:30 p.m.