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The Hornets earned a 77-69 ODAC win at Randolph Saturday.
The Hornets earned a 77-69 ODAC win at Randolph Saturday.

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team earned its first ODAC victory of the season Saturday with a 77-69 win at Randolph College.

The Hornets (5-5, 1-3 ODAC) made 10 three-pointers, good for 62.5 percent, to defeat the WildCats (3-7, 1-3) for the third straight time.


1st Quarter

Randolph finished the stanza on a 5-0 run to lead by three points heading into the second.

2nd Quarter

SU went on an 8-2 run in the first four minutes of the quarter and made five 3-pointers to take a 37-28 lead at the break. Sarah Donley, McKenzie Mathis, Ashley Stone and Sierra St. Cyr all hit '3's in the second quarter.

3rd Quarter

The WildCats came out of the locker room strong, scoring seven of the first nine points but the Hornets maintained a ten-point lead heading into the final stanza.

4th Quarter

Shenandoah extended its lead to 16 with eight minutes remaining in the game, shooting 16-19 from the line as the WildCats attempted to make a comeback. Randolph ended up outscoring SU 26-24.


"I think we have battled since Thanksgiving playing a challenging schedule," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "We feel great heading into break with a solid ODAC win. Really proud of the diverse effort we got today, especially from our bench."


  • Sierra St. Cyr led the Hornets offense with 16 points. Four of her five field goals were from behind the arc.

  • Bri Turner had a career-high 15 points today and was a perfect 9-9 from the line.

  • Donley and Mathis added 10 and 11 points respectively.

  • St. Cyr grabbed eight rebounds while Ashley Stone and Jordan Sondrol added seven each.

  • Donley dished out five assists.

  • The Hornets own a 14-9 series record. Randolph's last win cam on February 18, 2017.


The women are off until Friday, December 28 when they host Bethany (W.Va.) in a noon non-league contest.



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