January 23, 2010

W&L Women's Hoops Downs Emory & Henry, 55-45

EMORY, Va. – Washington and Lee limited Emory & Henry to just 31.0 percent (14-45) shooting from the floor and forced 21 Wasp turnovers in posting a 55-45 win in women’s basketball action on Saturday evening at the King Center.

The Generals (8-7, 7-4) trailed 19-16 with 6:16 left in the first half, but closed the opening stanza on a 15-3 run to assume a 31-22 lead at the break.

W&L shot 60.0 percent (12-20) from the field in the first half and, despite cooling off to just 26.0 percent (5-19) shooting in the second period, opened a 19-point lead (47-28) with 10:23 left in the game en route to posting the 10-point victory, its third-straight against E&H (5-9, 4-6).

Sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led Washington and Lee with 19 points and 12 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season. Junior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) also notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.

Senior guard Sarah Petty led Emory & Henry with 22 points and eight rebounds and senior forward Alex Lyons was limited to just six points and seven rebounds on just 3-of-15 shooting from the floor.

W&L returns to action on Friday as it hosts Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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