Tuesday night marked the opening round of the 2017 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Basketball Tournament. Hollins traveled to Ashland to face the same Randolph-Macon squad that beat them on Saturday afternoon in their regular season finale. The Yellow Jackets raced out to a big early lead and never let their guests get into the matchup, earning a trip to Salem and the ODAC quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.
For the final time this regular season, the Hollins basketball team took on Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) competition. Randolph-Macon was the final opponent of the regular season for a Hollins team that looked to gain some momentum in advance of the 2017 ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The home team raced out to an early five point advantage but the Yellow Jackets scored 13 straight to seize control of the matchup. Hollins would mount several rallies throughout the afternoon but each time Macon would turn away their hosts and closed out the regular season with a 77-63 win.
The Hollins basketball team hosted Shenandoah University as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) regular season reached it's final week of play. The Hornets used a late run to win, 51-43, back on January 7th and Hollins looked to return the favor on Wednesday night. Shenandoah would use a cold start by their hosts to race out to a 13-1 advantage. Hollins would come all the way back and after a three pointer took a one point lead in the final six seconds of play. After the home team missed a pair of free throws the crowd would see a Hornet three pointer go through the net with 1.6 ticks left on the clock.
After picking up their first victory of February, Hollins traveled the short trip north on Interstate 81 to face Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon. After the victory over Trinity, Hollins looked to ride their wave of late season momentum against the Generals in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action. Washington and Lee held the lead at the half and pushed it to 16 points after three periods of play. Hollins would mount a serious rally in the game's final frame, scoring the last 12 points of the contest. The rally would fall short as W&L held on for the 60-55 victory.
In a rare, late season, non-conference game, Hollins played host to Trinity Washington University on Friday night. After playing the top two teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in consecutive games, Hollins welcomed the Tigers in hopes of picking up the home win. The game was tied, 44-44, with 5:30 left to play when Hollins seized control with a 17-8 run to close the game, giving the home team a 62-52 victory.
The Hollins basketball team played her first of three games this week. The trio of late season matchups began with a trip to face one of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) favorites, Guilford College. The Quakers defeated Hollins earlier this season, 66-45. This time around, Hollins would get out to a good start, but it wasn't enough as the Quakers held their visitors to just four, fourth quarter points en route to the conference win, 59-32.
The Hollins basketball team had to regroup form a heartbreaking, last second, loss at Randolph on Wednesday night. The task would be difficult as they welcomed the reigning Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Champions from Lynchburg College to town for a Saturday matinee. Hollins would fall down quickly to the Hornets but a late rally would close the gap at the half. The size and depth of their guests would prove to be too much to overcome as the Hornets earned the ODAC victory, 56-43.
As the calendar turned to February, the Hollins basketball team traveled to Lynchburg to face Randolph College. After losing to the WildCats by just a single point last season, Hollins went looking to pick up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory. The night would prove to provide plenty of excitement as the two ODAC rivals combined for nine ties and 14 lead changes, with the final tie being broken by a pair of Randolph free throws with less than three seconds left on the clock.
After the home team scored to start the game, Jewellanna Parfitt hit the first of her five made three pointers. After exchanging the lead throughout the opening frame, the WildCats pulled out to a four point advantage. A three pointer by Porsha Waddey cut the deficit to a single point at the first quarter horn, 14-13. Randolph would build their advantage to six before a Hollins 7-0 run put the road team back in front. As the clock began to click down it was the home team that hit a late three pointer to take the lead into the break, 25-23. Hollins would close the gap during another closely contested quarter and when the clock hit 00:00, the game was tied at 40-40. A pair of Taylor Samuels free throws would give Randolph a slim lead, but a deficit from which Hollins would never recover. The WildCats pushed their advantage to four points but Parfitt once again connected from long range to close the gap. After another WildCat hoop, Parfitt nailed her final three pointer to tie the game with just 15 seconds remaining. The Hollins defense stepped up and forced a bad shot but a Randolph player crashed the boards and was fouled with less than three ticks to play. After the two made free throws, Hollins was unable to get off a shot, falling 55-53.
Parfitt finished with a game high 26 points, seven boards, and six steals. Sally Sroge added 20 points after hitting 10 of her 13 free throw attempts. Waddey scored seven points, three steals, and a blocked shot.
Korin Harris netted 17 points while Alexis Calloway registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Hollins will face a tough task on Saturday when they play host to the reigning ODAC champions from Lynchburg College at 2:00pm.
Head coach Jenny Logan's basketball team played host to her Alma Mater, Bridgewater College, on Saturday afternoon. The Hollins team would dress just seven healthy players in hopes of upsetting the Eagles and picking up the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win. Hollins would see a 13 point, second quarter, lead be erased as Bridgewater would take a lead late. Hollins would respond to hit a three pointer and regain the advantage. However, the Eagles would rally to score six of the final eight points to secure the victory, 63-58.
Wednesday night marked the annual matchup of cross-town rivals when Hollins made the short trip to Salem to face Roanoke College. With a win, Hollins would catch the Maroons in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) standings. The home team scored first, but it was the visitors that controlled much of the first half. Roanoke took the lead with 3:03 left in the second quarter and closed the half on an 11-4 run with Hollins never being able to recover as the Maroons won, 77-49.
For the second time this season, Hollins faced off with Eastern Mennointe. The Royals won the first matchup, 60-50, earlier this month and Hollins traveled to Harrisonburg looking to exact some revenge. The game turned out to be a defensive struggle, with neither team topping the 50 point mark. Thanks to holding their guests scoreless in the opening quarter, Eastern Mennonite earned another 10 point victory.
Hollins faced a tough test on Wednesday night when the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason pick, Guilford College, made the visit from Greensboro. The Quakers came into the contest with just one blemish on their conference record while Hollins faced their third tough ODAC rival in eight days.
The Hollins basketball team made the long trek to the eastern shore to face Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. Hollins would need a big effort in hopes of turning the tables on a Marlin squad that won, 60-33, at Hollins back in November. Virginia Wesleyan broke open a close game by closing out the first quarter with a 9-2 run en route to picking up the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory.
The Emory & Henry Wasps made the trip north on Interstate 81 to play Hollins on Wednesday night. Hollins came into the matchup with their Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival looking to get back in the win column after falling in her previous two conference games. The Wasps used a deep bench to press Hollins into 29 turnovers, leading to 32 points. Hollins was within striking distance going into the fourth quarter but a 16-0 E&H run ended any hopes of an upset.
After falling to Eastern Mennonite in their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game of the new year, Hollins raced the inclement weather to travel to Shenandoah University on Saturday afternoon. While the snow was falling in Roanoke, Hollins took the court against the Hornets looking to move past them in the conference standings.
The Hollins basketball team looked to get back in the win column when they hosted Eastern Mennonite University on Wednesday night. Hollins came into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) matchup looking for their first conference win of the season. The game was tight late with the Royals enjoying two point lead in the game's final minutes. However, Eastern Mennonite used an 11-3 run to close out the game, 60-50.
The Hollins basketball team ushered in 2017 when they played host to William Peace University on Tuesday night. Hollins came into the game with the Pacers looking to win for the third consecutive game. William Peace ended the first quarter on a 7-0 run to take control of the game and after holding the home team to just four, second quarter points, held the lead throughout for a 60-46 non-conference victory.
For the final time in 2016, the Hollins basketball team took the floor and looked to end the semester with a 2-0 road trip. After besting Central Penn College on Sunday, Hollins continued their trip to Pennsylvania when the faced Cedar Crest on Tuesday afternoon. Hollins took a slim, one point, lead into the final period but after doubling up the Falcons in the final 10 minutes, Hollins enjoyed 63-54 victory.
With exams in the rear view, the Hollins basketball team embarked on a two-game road trip to the Keystone State. Hollins faced off with Central Penn College on Sunday afternoon in search of going into the Christmas break with a win. Hollins grabbed the lead from the opening tip and thanks to a big third quarter, cruised to a 65-48 victory.
On last day of classes at Hollins for the first semester, the basketball team took one last chance this calendar year to win a home game. Averett University made the trip from Danville to face Hollins on the eve of reading day at the Roanoke campus. The Cougars used a late second quarter run to pull out to a double digit lead at the break. Hollins would use a fast start to mount a rally but in the end it wasn't enough as Averett held on late for the non-conference win.
Tuesday night marked the first of back to back games for Hollins against USA South competition. A trip to Methodist got the week started before Hollins prepares to play host to Averett University later in the week.
The Hollins University basketball team continued her 2016-17 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schedule with a trip to the defending conference champion Hornets of Lynchburg College. After falling to Virginia Wesleyan in their ODAC debut, Hollins would need a big effort to knock off the defending champs. The Hornets used a 14-4 run about midway through the first half to break the game open en route to a 62-40 victory.
After starting the season 2-1, the Hollins basketball team experienced a pair of firsts on Sunday afternoon. They played on their home court for the first time when they welcomed Virginia Wesleyan to town for both team's 2016-17 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) debuts.
Hollins came into the second and final day of the 2016 Roanoke College Tip-Off Tournament looking to get back in the win column after falling to Salem, by three points, in the opener. Hollins used an 8-0 run to close the first quarter and carry it into the beginning stages of the second, to pull away from the Gophers and pick up the win, 55-44.
The Hollins basketball team took her 1-0 record into the opening round of the 2016 Roanoke College Tip-Off Tournament where they had a date with Salem College. Hollins fell to the Spirits in overtime last season and looked to turn the tables. Hollins rallied from a halftime deficit to take a lead but after Salem retook the lead, a last second three pointer missed it's mark and Hollins fell, 66-63.
Thursday morning marked the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Basketball media day in Salem, VA. With the media gathering comes the release of the 2016 ODAC Women's Basketball Preseason Poll. Hollins was tabbed 11th in the poll as voted on by the league's 12 coaches.