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Kelly Williams notched a double-double in Randolph-Macon's big road win at No. 18 Emory and Henry.
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The Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets stung the Emory and Henry Wasps in a showdown of ODAC title contenders while two games between the ARC and WIAC produced two upsets. Meanwhile the Thomas More road tour rolled through Walla Walla with another win for the Saints.

After scoring 36 points over the first three quarters, Randolph-Macon's offense errupted for 27 in the fourth quarter of the Yellow Jackets' 65-62 win at Emory and Henry. Michal Ross made jumpers on three straight posssessions midway through the final period and the Yellow Jackets (9-1, 5-0 ODAC) made all six of their free throw shots in the final 30 seconds. Box score

Kelly Williams poured in 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and Ross added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Yellow Jackets. Emory and Henry (7-2, 3-2 ODAC) shot 3-for-16 from three and dropped its second game in three tries.

Coe hit 10 three pointers with seven of them coming from Madeline Wilkins and the Kohawks K.O'd No. 22 UW-Whitewater, 68-63. Wilkins finished with 25 points in 33 minutes on 9-for-17 shooting. UW-Eau Claire used a 13-6 run over the bulk of the fourth quarter to rally past No. 17 Wartburg, 72-67. Wartburg (6-2) outrebouned the Blugolds by 11 and had 21 assists, but shot just 37 percent from the field (26-for-70) and 3-for-8 from the foul line. Hallee Hoeppner had 17 points and 12 rebounds for UW-Eau Claire (5-2).

Saturday brought another night, another state and another win for No. 4 Thomas More. The Saints defeated Whitman 80-63 behind another strong performance from All-American Madison Temple. She posted 33 points and eight rebounds and Thomas More (11-0) outscored the Blues (6-3) 48-22 in the paint. After winning games in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Washington in the last eight days, the Saints will head to Michigan next weekend where they will likely play two more ranked foes at Hope's tournament, starting with Baldwin Wallace.

No. 15 Mary Hardin-Baylor scored the final six points of the game lift the Crusaders over No. 21 Texas-Dallas, 75-70. D'Ashaih Williams, who finished with 14 points in 16 rebounds, scored four in a row in the Crusaders' game-clinching run. Mary Hardin-Baylor improves to 8-0, 3-0 in the ASC.

Chloe Pustina scored 11 of her game-high 14 points in the second half to lead No. 25 UW-Oshkosh over Wheaton, 57-48. The Titans (7-0) held the Thunder to 26 percent shooting (7-for-27) in the second half. Melanie Schneider had a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) for Oshkosh. UW-La Crosse hammered Dubuque 77-49 to keep its perfect record intact. Delaney Schoenenberger led the Eagles (8-0) with 21 points and seven rebounds.

No. 2 Hope watched a double-digit halftime lead turn into a fourth quarter deficit before rebounding late to beat Albion, 74-66. The Britons outscored the Flying Dutch 25-9 in the third quarter and led by as many as seven in the fourth quarter., but couldn't hold the lead. Hope (6-0, 3-0) got consecutive baskets by Lauren Newman and Kenedy Schoonveld in the final two minutes to seize the lead for good. Evelyn Wischmeyer scored 21 points in a losing effort for Albion (7-2, 2-1). No. 11 Trine kept pace with Hope by beating its archrival Calvin in Grand Rapids, 62-50.

Outside the Top 25, St. John Fisher knocked Rochester Tech from the ranks of the unbeaten when the Cardinals topped the Tigers 68-61 in overtime. St. John Fisher had a 40-2 advantage in bench scoring, led by Olivia Baumann's 23 points and 14 points from Alex Reigle. 

TCNJ beat Montclair State 58-42, upping its conference mark to 5-0 and its overall record to 6-3. The Lions held the Red Hawks to 12 points in the first half and 16 field goals overall. TCNJ sits a game in front of Montclair, Rowan and Rutgers-Newark in the NJAC standings.

Christina Antonakakis' three-pointer with 62 seconds left prolonged Emmanuel head coach Andy Yosinoff's bid to tie Mike Scranton for the most coaching victories in Division III women's basketball history as MIT edged the Saints, 72-69. Yosinoff will try again or his 815th victory on Monday night when Emmanuel travels to Rhode Island College. He would then have a chance to break the record when the Saints play Ramapo at a holiday tournament in Fort Lauderdale on December 30.

Sage and Westfield State filled up the stat sheet and the Gators tallied a victory over the Owls, 115-111. The teams combined for 170 field goal attempts, including 57 three-point attempts, and 122 points in the paint. Kierra McCarthy scored 33 points in just 18 minutes for Sage (5-2).