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Double-Doubles by Mallory & Anthony Help #1 R-MC Men’s Hoops Edge UMW

final score graphic with action shot of Miles Mallory

ASHLAND, Va. – Junior Miles Mallory (Beltsville, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) put in 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while senior Buzz Anthony (Arnold, Md./Archbishop Spalding) tallied 16 points with 12 assists, as the top-ranked Randolph-Macon men's basketball team held off Mary Washington 57-53 on Wednesday evening.

The Basics:

Score: Randolph-Macon 57, Mary Washington 53

Location/Venue: Ashland, Va./Crenshaw Gym

Records: R-MC 3-0, UMW 1-2

How it Happened:

  • The Eagles led 4-2 before a three-pointer by senior Ian Robertson (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) gave the Yellow Jackets a lead they would not relinquish. R-MC was up 12-10 before Anthony had two free throws, a trey and a layup to give the Yellow Jackets a 19-10 advantage with 13:30 remaining in the first half. R-MC had a 21-14 lead before three straight buckets by Mallory put the home team ahead 27-14 with 8:30 left. UMW closed the gap to nine before layups by senior David Funderburg (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) and Mallory gave the Yellow Jackets a 33-20 edge at intermission. Mallory had 12 points and nine boards in the first period.
  • Junior Josh Talbert (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) had a jumper and a triple to spark a 7-2 run to start the second half as R-MC took its largest lead at 40-22 less than four minutes into the period. A layup by Anthony put the Yellow Jackets up 48-33 with 10:30 left before the Eagles scored seven straight to cut the deficit to eight with seven minutes remaining. A layup by Mallory stopped the run and gave R-MC a 10-point margin at 50-40. The Yellow Jackets led 55-45 with 3:15 left before eight straight points by UMW made it a two-point game at 55-53 with 50 seconds remaining. Mallory hit a jumper with 30 seconds left to make it 57-53. The Eagles miss a three-pointer with 12 seconds left as the game finished 57-53.

By The Numbers:

  • Mallory and Anthony were the only two Yellow Jackets to score in double figures.
  • Anthony had 12 of R-MC's 16 assists.
  • Talbert had seven rebounds, including four offensive boards.
  • Mallory paced the Yellow Jackets with three blocks.
  • Anthony led R-MC with four steals.

For The Record:

  • The Yellow Jackets extended their win streak to 20 games.
  • Anthony has eight career double-doubles, while Mallory has seven.
  • Anthony has 1,477 career points, good for 13th on R-MC's all-time list.
  • Anthony had 192 career steals and is tied with Tim Smith for the most in program history.
  • Anthony has 585 career assists, third on R-MC's all-time list.
  • Mallory has 105 career blocks. He is tied with Akeem Holmes for sixth on the program's career blocks list.

Next Up:

  • R-MC will head west to play in the Great Lakes Invitational next weekend in Marietta, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets will face No. 13 Emory on Friday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. and will meet third-ranked Marietta on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.