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Jewell Parfitt

Jewell Parfitt

Hollins Forces Marlins To Overtime

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Basketball vs Virginia Wesleyan College, January 25, 2014

Box Score

Saturday afternoon marked the second home game of the week for a Hollins squad still in search of their first conference win of the season.  After playing the top three teams in the ODAC preseason poll consecutively, Hollins played host to a Virginia Wesleyan team that came in boasting a 5-2 conference mark.

The two teams played to a back and forth draw for the first five minutes of the game.  It was Hollins that took the first significant lead of the game.  Over the next five minutes, the home team maintained the lead, building it to as many as four points.  After an 11-0 Marlin run, Virginia Wesleyan opened up their largest lead of the half, eight points.  Hollins mounted a rally over the final seven minutes of the half and when then halftime buzzer sounded, Virginia Wesleyan enjoyed the slimmest of leads, 25-24.

Hollins started the second half by quickly hitting a free throw to tie the game at 25-25.  The visitors from Virginia Beach responded right away to re-take the lead.  Over the next 15 minutes of play the Marlins held the lead but Hollins would never let them pull away.  After facing their largest deficit of the second half, seven points, Hollins kept nipping at the heels of VWC and with just under five minutes left in the game, Hollins had retaken the lead.  Over the next several minutes the lead changed hands and Virginia Wesleyan held a three point lead with 55 seconds left to play.  Jewell Parfitt (Roanoke, VA) connected on her fourth three pointer of the afternoon and Hollins had tied the score with just 34.5 ticks left on the clock.  Hollins got a defensive stop but couldn't score in the final seconds as the game headed into over time, 51-51.

As the extra period started, Hollins seemed to be running out of gas as the Marlins opened up a quick four point lead.  Having come back several times in regulation, Hollins couldn't complete the comeback and Virginia Wesleyan started to pull away.  After the extra frame came to a close it was the visitors that had come away with a hard fought, 68-55 ODAC win.

Parfitt finished with a team high 19 points in 41 minutes of play.  Chanci Wright (Eden, TX) posted her second double-double in as many games when she recorded 13 points and a game high 18 rebounds.  Britney Campbell (Silver Spring, MD) came off the bench to add six points and nine rebounds while Amber Markovitz (Branford, CT) scored four points and eight rebounds.  Hollins outrebounded the Marlins 54-46 but it was the foul line that let the green and gold down.  Hollins just hit 13 of their 23 free throws, 56.5%.

Virginia Wesleyan got a pair of double-doubles from Brittany Glasco and Alexis Platt.  Glasco followed up her eight point, eight rebound first half by finishing with 18 points and 11 boards.  Platt led the way in the second half and finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  Kelly Jones came off the bench to 16 points in 33 minutes of play.

Hollins will travel to Emory & Henry to take their next crack at picking up that first elusive ODAC win.  The game with the Wasps is scheduled to start at 7:00pm on January 29th.