Strong Start Gives Way to Tough Second Half as Marlins Suffer ODAC Loss

Strong Start Gives Way to Tough Second Half as Marlins Suffer ODAC Loss

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team fell, 63-43, to Randolph-Macon Tuesday evening on the road. With the loss, the Marlins go to 4-10 on the season and 1-4 in conference play. The Hornets improve to 10-3 overall (3-2 ODAC).

The Marlins got off to a strong start, controlling much of the first quarter. After Randolph-Macon opened the game with five unanswered through the first three minutes of action, VWU went on a 15-6 run to close out the period. Jayla Harris and Mak McSweeney were the main contributors to the success, totaling nine of the 15 scored.

Randolph-Macon gained a little traction in the second quarter though, tacking on 16 more while holding Virginia Wesleyan to just five. A 26-point third quarter would go on to fuel the Hornets eventually handing VWU the defeat.

Harris finished the evening leading the Marlins in both scoring (15) and rebounding (5). Raya Berkley pitched in five points, while also recording three steals and a pair of dimes.

Women's basketball will return to action at 3:30 on Saturday as the team takes on Roanoke at the Maroon's house.