Will Seidel, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry Women’s basketball team remains on track for first place in the ODAC Conference. Having won five straight. The Wasps claimed conference victories over Roanoke and Randolph-Macon. The wins helped E&H move to 9-3 in conference play and 16-5 overall for the year.
The Wasps faced Roanoke this past Wednesday, and never looked back. Leading the entire game from start to finish. The Wasps were led by sophomore forward Sydney McKinney who finished with 16 points. Junior guard Tessa Johnston followed right behind McKinney with 15 points of her own. E&H also outscored Roanoke 51-26 in bench points, 30-11 in assists, and 50-34 in points in the in the paint.
The Wasps next contest was against Randolph Macon, who was at the time, was sitting at the top spot in the ODAC Conference. With the Wasps just one game back of RM, the Wasps took full advantage of the opportunity. RM would open the game on a 10-2 run and then E&H would counter with a 10-2 run of their own and tie things up.
Both teams would struggle and fight before reaching halftime with the Wasps holding a 38-3 edge. The second half would only intensify from there, as RM would retake the lead 44-43 in the third quarter. The Wasps would take the lead back for good after a three by sophomore forward Peyton Williams to put the Wasps ahead 46-44. The Wasps would fight off a few RM runs and spurts in the fourth quarter and prevail by a final score of 84-77. The leading scorer for the Wasps was junior forward Taylor Blevins, who poured in 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double.
The Wasps currently sit at third place, behind Lynchburg and RM. The Wasps own the tie-breaker against RM, but RM is sitting at 10-3 in the ODAC having played in 13 conference games, while E&H is sitting at 9-3 having played 12 conference games. The Wasps last four games will be against Guilford, Randolph, Washington & Lee, and then Lynchburg.