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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 For Immediate Release - 2/17/10 - #221 LC Beats Randolph 59-52 on Senior Night Hornets Clinch the 8th Seed for the ODAC Tournament BOX SCORE LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg College men’s basketball team defeated Randolph College 59-52 on Senior Night in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action from Turner Gymnasium. With the win, the Hornets are guaranteed to finish at least eighth in the ODAC standings. In a tightly contested first-half, the WildCats of Randolph College took a two-point lead, 34-32, into intermission off a Timothy Clarke jumper after being down as many as eight in the opening stanza. After half-time, the game continued to be a close knit contest with the score being 41-41 at the 9:29 mark. Lynchburg (10-14/5-10 ODAC) then went on the game deciding 13-3 run over the next five minutes to give LC a 54-44 lead with 4:35 remaining in the contest. Randolph then went on a 6-0 spurt over the next three minutes to cut the lead to 54-50 with just 1:08 left in the contest. Senior KC Mendez (San Antonio, TX/Winston Churchill) rose to the occasion and drained a three-pointer from the left wing with 36 seconds to go to seal the victory for the Hornets and the season sweep of Randolph. Mendez posted a game-high 16 points as he shot 5-9 overall, 2-3 from three, and 4-4 from the foul line along with four rebounds. Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) tallied eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Caleb Pearson led Randolph (10-14/4-11 ODAC) with 11 points and four steals while Jimmy Greene contributed nine points and eight caroms, and Colton Hunt provided eight points and seven boards. Derrick Woods-Morrow and Jason Rutschman scored eight points apiece. Lynchburg was 21-45 (46.7%) from the floor while Randolph was just 18-51 (35.3%) including a 6-23 (26.1%) mark in the second-half. LC also converted five of 13 three point attempts compared to just 3-19 for RC. Lynchburg closes out the regular season on Saturday as they travel to Bridgewater, VA, to battle the Eagles of Bridgewater College. With a win, LC would move up to seventh place in the ODAC. ###