Defending Champs Down Hollins

Defending Champs Down Hollins

Lynchburg, VA - 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.

Lynchburg scored the first basket of the night but a three pointer by Jewellanna Parfitt gave Hollins the advantage, a lead they would hold for much of the first quarter. With the score tied at 11-11, the Hornets would end the frame on a 4-0 run to seize control. The second period started with the home team starting to build onto their advantage. Lynchburg would see the lead reach double digits, 25-15, but a Sally Sroge hoop cut the deficit to six, 32-26, at the half.

A Porsha Waddey triple cut the lead to just three points, 33-36, at the 5:11 minute mark of the third quarter. However, over the final 15 minutes of play the home team would take control of the game and pull away for the win.

Waddey and Nicolette Valencia paced the visitors with nine points apiece while Parfitt and Sroge each scored eight. Parfitt came into the game needing just five points to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. A three pointer in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter saw the Roanoke native become the 11th 1,000 point scorer in the past 30 years. 

The defending champs were led by Caroline Naumann's 14 points and 13 points by senior Charmaine Hairston. Sarah Coronel grabbed a game high 15 rebounds to go with eight points.

Hollins will continue on the road, this time with a non-conference matchup against Methodist. Hollins will travel to battle the Monarchs on Tuesday, December 6th.