Event: Basketball - Shenandoah at Hollins (Roanoke, VA)
The lead: The final regular season home game for a Hollins basketball team that had doubled her win totals from a season ago took place on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the tip with Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foe Shenandoah, Hollins took a few moments to honor senior Sally Sroge.
The result: Hollins 57-52
How it happened: Hollins would see the Hornets take an early lead. However, thanks to 61.5% first quarter shooting, Hollins would take the lead and keep it for most of the first half. As the game neared the halftime break, the Hornets mounted a rally. With six minutes remaining in the second period, the home team enjoyed their largest lead of the game, 24-17. Shenandoah would close the half on a 13-6 surge to tie the score at 30-30 heading into the break. So despite hitting 14 of their 23 first half shots, Hollins found themselves tied. The third quarter would prove to be pivotal as Hollins would enjoy their largest advantage of the afternoon, 48-40, with just 10 minutes left to play. Neither team could do much for the next five minutes as just three points were added to the board. After a Sarah Donley three pointer, the Hornets had made it a two point game, 48-46. At the 2:55 mark, Sroge scored again to push the advantage to four. A minute later Hollins would finish off the Hornets. Keenan Surles drew the defense into the lane as she passed to Kayla Surles for an in rhythm three pointer that would seal the game.
- Sroge finished her final home game with 12 points on 6-7 shooting
- Kayla Surles finished with a game high 19 points to go with eight assists and four boards
- Forward Yasmine Tyler would add 13 points and six rebounds
- No Hornet player reached double-digits as McKenzie Mathis and Shannon Kuhn led with nine each
- Shenandoah used 14 offensive rebounds to register 15 second chance points
- Ragan Johnson came off the bench to record eight points and eight rebounds
What's next: Hollins will wrap up the season with a pair of ODAC road games. The first stop will be on Wednesday night when Hollins travels to face Emory & Henry College.