Hollins Faces Macon In Home ODAC Opener

Team picture of the huddle before a basketball game
Hollins hosted Randolph-Macon in her ODAC home opener

Roanoke, VA - Tuesday night marked the first time this season that Hollins would play host to Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) competition. Randolph-Macon made the trip from Ashland looking to go 2-0 in conference play, while Hollins looked to even her league mark heading into the break.

Hollins got the night started when Keyazia Taylor scored less than 20 seconds into the game. However, the highly touted Yellow Jackets would turn up the defense and go on a big run. Over the final 9:30 of the opening frame, Randolph-Macon would out-score Hollins 17-0 to end the quarter. After another basket to start the second period, Hollins would score to end the Macon run at 19-0. Behind 11 points and nine rebounds by the reigning ODAC Rookie of the Year Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon would take a big lead into the halftime break, 44-9. The second half would see Hollins continue to struggle to crack the tough Yellow Jacket defense and as the final horn sounded, Hollins had fallen to 0-2 in ODAC play, 78-22.

LaChrisha Hill came off the bench to lead Hollins with six points and five rebounds while Chesslyn Owens returned to action and recorded five points in 23 minutes of play. Taylor recorded four points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots. Deana Campbell hit a three pointer and grabbed a game high 10 rebounds.

Williams finished with 13 and nine in just 18 minutes of play. Reserve Becca Arrington scored a game high 19 points after hitting all four of her attempts from long range.

Hollins will make on more road trip prior to the start of exams. The green and gold will travel to Washington D.C. on Thursday to face Gallaudet University at 5:00pm.