November 15, 2013

Offensive Outburst Gives Women's Basketball a 1-0 Start

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Randolph fell one point shy of its record for most points in a 40-minute game, but won 90-36 over William Peace.

Randolph (1-0) scored the first six points and never trailed, cruising to a victory over a Pacer (0-1) team that defeated the WildCats by 25 last season.

The WildCats had four players in double figures for scoring, led by a career-high 21 from junior Jensen Hoover (Woodstock, Va./Central) and 17 from sophomore Abigail Bullins (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro).

First-year Brie Holdren (Bedford, Va./Staunton River) and junior Megan Russell (Pinnacle, N.C./West Stokes) added 13 and 10 respectively.

Korin Harris (Brandywine, Md./Elizabeth Seton) came up just short of double figures in her first career game, but the nine rebounds she pulled down led all on the glass. Randolph finishes just short of a 2010 effort against Bennett for the program best number of rebounds, with 60.

Randolph also received seven assists from rookie Jacqueline Hockman (Manasses, Va./Osbourn), which was the game high. The team ended with 22 helpers, just one short of the program record, set in 2006.

In program history, Randolph has only hit 90 points three times now, with a 91-point effort in 1997 against Emory & Henry only short of the 101 points scored in a 1998 overtime thriller against Virginia Wesleyan.

The 34 made field goals is second all-time for the WildCats, behind the 36 made against Hollins in 2008.

The WildCats can't celebrate for too long, however, as the team returns to action at home on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.