VWC women roll to 40 point win at Randolph
The Marlins connected on 41.8% of their field goal attempts Friday, including 33% from three-point range, en route to a 78-38 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win over the host WildCats of Randolph College.
Junior Kristen Blalock (Suffolk, Va./Portsmouth Christian) hit 6-of-9 field goals to lead the Marlins (8-8, 6-5) with 17 points. Junior Jocelyn Spencer (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads Academy) nailed 5-of-8 shots and added 13 points and junior Shawnee Lewis (Alexandria, Va./Thomas A. Edison) connected on 3-of-6 attempts and scored 10 points.
Randolph (0-14, 0-9) followed the lead of Courtney Bouchard (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) early and managed to stay close through the opening minutes. But, an 18-0 run by Virginia Wesleyan gave the Marlins a big lead for good. VWC led 41-19 at halftime.
Virginia Wesleyan helped itself on the backboards, outrebouding the 'Cats 43-33. Rookie Katie Tassa (Bristow, Va./Manassas Osbourn Park) led the Marlins with eight boards, while Spencer followed with six. VWC finished with 22 assists, led by senior Kristina Jameson (Harrisonburg, Va./Broadway), and produced 20 steals, led by Tassa with five. Rookie Nikki Piper (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) recorded a season-high three blocks.
Bouchard led Randolph scoring with 16 points, hitting 4-of-6 triples en route to the total.
Virginia Wesleyan returns to competition on Tuesday, Jan. 25, hosting Washington & Lee University at 7 p.m. It is an Extreme Food Drive game and anyone attending will be admitted free with a donation of a can of food.