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WildCats Fall to Rosemont, 75-60

Mikayla Sink dribbles the ball down the court

ST. MARY'S, Md. – Four WildCats notched double figure points as the Randolph College women's basketball team fell to Rosemont College, 75-60, on Saturday afternoon in the final day of the Dan Greene Memorial Invitational hosted by St. Mary's College (Md). 

The Ravens grabbed a 26-15 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter and would extend its lead in the second period with the WildCats trimming the deficit to 37-29 heading into halftime. 

The WildCats were the first to land on the scoreboard in the third quarter, closing the point gap to 37-30 but it would be the closest Randolph would get as the Ravens extended it lead all the way to 55-44 heading into the fourth period. The WildCats fought hard to chip away at Rosemont's lead as the Ravens secured a 75-53 advantage. As time ran down on the clock, Randolph pushed a 7-0 run, capped off by a pair of free throws by Sara Bane (Blue Ridge, Va./Lord Botetourt), for the final 75-60 score. 

In spite of the loss, Randolph edged out Rosemont in shooting percentage, making 19-of-52 shots for a 36.5 field goal percentage compared to the Ravens' 36.3 (29-of-80) field goal percentage, as well as shooting 76.0 (19-of-25) percent from the free throw line. 

Mikayla Sink (Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson) posted 15 points to lead the WildCats with Dominique Jackson (Greensboro, N.C./Ben L. Smith) and Kalyn Banks (Clinton, Md./From the Heart Christian School) chipping in 12 points and 11 points, respectively. Amber Garrett (Stephens City, Va./Sherando) was the fourth Randolph player to land in double figure points, collecting 10, while Elizabeth Ellen (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) pulled down a team-high 11 boards. 

Randolph drops to 1-4 and is back home on Tuesday, Nov. 20 when it hosts Methodist University at 6 p.m. in the RAD.