R-MC Tops Bridgewater St. in NCAA Win
Yellow Jackets Meet Lebanon Valley on Saturday
ANNVILLE, Pa. --- Led by Taylor
Wieczorek's 27 points and 15 rebounds, Randolph-Macon defeated
Bridgewater State, 80-69, in the first round of the NCAA Division
III Women's Basketball Tournament on Friday night in Annville, Pa.
The Yellow Jackets will now face host Lebanon Valley College at
7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Wieczorek led all players with a game high 27 points and 15 rebounds, including six boards on the offensive end. Molly Brown finished with 14 points and seven caroms while Maggie Roy dropped in 10 points.
The Yellow Jackets shot a blistering 47.8% on 32-of-67 shooting from the floor and 12-for-14 from the free throw line while holding Bridgewater State to 38% shooting. R-MC also enjoyed a 44-39 edge on the glass.
Shelly DePina and Corey Cuddihy paced the BSU attack with 12 points each, DePina also pulled in six rebounds.
Randolph-Macon opened the game with a 15-0 run, capped by a Jillian Asay two point jumper with 15:29 to go.
Brittney Chappron hit a three with 5:13 left in the first stanza to pull Bridgewater State within six at 27-21 but Brown knocked down a trifecta of her own on the next possession to put R-MC back up nine.
Following the Brown three, BSU opened up a 12-4 run, finished off with a DePina layup to pull within one.
Brown sunk a two pointer just before halftime to send the Yellow Jackets into the locker room with a 36-33 edge.
Randolph-Macon held their advantage until the 14:38 mark when Megan Boutilette scored four straight points to put Bridgewater State up 45-44.
The two teams traded baskets and the lead for the next 11 minutes until Michaela Cosby converted a pair of free throws to tie the game for the sixth time at 66-66.
Katie Williams then hit a pair of free throws with 3:18 remaining that sparked a decisive 8-0 Jackets' run, finished off with four straight points from Wieczorek at the 1:19 mark.
Randolph-Macon hit 6-of-6 free throws in the last 54 seconds and held Bridgewater State to just three points in the final three minutes to take the NCAA Tournament First Round game 80-69.
This release is courtesy of the Randolph-Macon College sports information department.