Hollins Falls To Defending Champs

Jewellanna Parfit led Hollins with 18 points
Jewellanna Parfit led Hollins with 18 points

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. 

After the Hornets raced out to an 8-0 advantage, Porsha Waddey got Hollins on the board. Lynchburg would build their lead to double-digits, 17-7. However, Jewellanna Parfitt would score eight of the final 10 points of the quarter to pull Hollins to within six, 21-15. Parfitt and LaChrisha Hill would provide all of Hollins second period offense as a 4-0 run would make the halftime score 27-34. Lynchburg College scored 31 of their 34 first half points off of either offensive rebounds or Hollins turnovers. The second half saw the defending champs start to use their size and depth to wear down a Hollins team that finished the game with just five healthy bodies. In the end it proved too much to overcome as the Hornets controlled the second half en route to a 65-43 win.

Parfitt finished with 18 points with Waddey adding 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Hill secured a game high 15 boards while Deana Campbell added seven points, seven rebounds, and four assists in 38 minutes of action.

All ODAC guard Charmaine Hairston led the visitors with 18 points and five steals. Molly Shephard added 13 points and seven rebounds. Sarah Coronel and Alex Allen each scored 10 to give Lynchburg four different players in double figures.

Hollins will once again face one of the ODAC's elite when they travel Guilford College, currently second in the league,  on Wednesday night.