SALEM, Va. – The Randolph College women's basketball team dropped a 74-50 decision to host and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Roanoke College on Wednesday evening.
The WildCats were down, 22-11, at the completion of the first quarter but rallied in the second period with an early 10-6 push to trim the deficit to 28-21. Although the Maroons remained in the lead, Randolph continued to shorten the point gap, eventually making it a 35-30 game with under a minute left on the clock, before a last second basket by Roanoke put the Maroons up, 37-30, at intermission.
Roanoke came out fighting in the third quarter, outscoring Randolph, 19-9, for a comfortable 56-39 margin to kick off the final period. The WildCats battled hard to keep the Maroons within striking distance but Roanoke would ultimately take home the final 74-50 victory as time expired.
Kalyn Banks (Clinton, Md./From the Heart Christian School) posted 23 points, shooting 10-of-23 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, to go along with a team-high six boards to pace the WildCats. Mikayla Sink (Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson) put up 13 points and five rebounds in the loss while Dominique Jackson (Greensboro, N.C./Ben L. Smith) and Amber Garrett (Stephens City, Va./Sherando) each tallied five points apiece.
Randolph falls to 4-12, 2-6 ODAC and will return to the RAD Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23 when the WildCats host The University of Lynchburg at 7 p.m.