Roanoke men’s basketball ends season in ODAC semifinals with loss to Randolph-Macon
SALEM, Va. – The BasicsScore: #1 Roanoke 71 | #5 Randolph-Macon 77Records: Maroons 10-2 | Yellow Jackets 10-0Location: 2021 ODAC Basketball Tournament Semifinals - Salem, Va. Despite having the #5 seed in the ODAC Tournament, Randolph-Macon brought their #1 national ranking into the matchup with 15th ranked Maroons. The Yellow Jackets would enjoy a double-digit advantage a couple different times but each time Roanoke would close the gap. Another Mallory jumper with two minute to play would give the Yellow Jackets a 13 point lead. AdThe Yellow Jackets would make their free throws to hold on for the 77-71 ODAC Tournament win.
ODAC Hoops: Roanoke men win conference opener, Lynchburg women fall to Bridgewater
ROANOKE, Va. – After losing its season opener to Greensboro on Wednesday, the Roanoke College Maroons opened up ODAC play with much more intensity, leading to a 66-55 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, who were picked 4th as preseason favorites, welcomed the return of former Northside Viking Kasey Draper who made his season debut--tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the Hive in Lynchburg, the women opened up ODAC play with Bridgewater. On the road, the Ferrum women also came up short to Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets saw 4 players notch double-digit scoring performances including Cheridan Hatfield who lead with 16 points and Aimee Debell who added 15 points and 19 rebounds.
Roanoke Women fall in ODAC tournament semifinal
SALEM, Va. – Saturday’s ODAC tournament semifinals proved to be competitive matchups. On the women’s side, Roanoke College and Guilford College were back and forth in the final quarter before the Quakers could pull away for the 66-61 victory. On the men’s side, Roanoke College had a chance to take the lead with just seconds remaining. But a missed shot led to a 60-59 Randolph-Macon victory. The Yellow Jackets will play Virginia Wesleyan in the championship, after the Marlins defeated the Hornets of Lynchburg.