December 28, 2009

W&L Women's Hoops Knocks Off 21st-Ranked Capital, 58-48

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team limited 21st-ranked Capital to just 33.9 percent (20-59) shooting from the floor, while outrebounding the Crusaders, 40-33, in producing a 58-48 win on Monday afternoon at the Surf N Slam Small College Basketball Classic hosted by Point Loma Nazarene.

The Generals (2-3) jumped out to a 21-8 lead in the opening 8:16 of the game, but Capital (7-2) closed the gap to within two points on several occasions in the final minutes of the first half and W&L carried a 33-28 advantage into the break.

W&L maintained a four-point lead (39-35) with 16:02 left in the game, but used a 14-1 run over the next 8:07 to assume a commanding 53-36 lead with 7:55 remaining.  The Generals then maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way in their first outing since playing Guilford on December 2.

Sophomore guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) paced W&L with 16 points and five assists. She scored 10 of her points in the opening 21-8 run. Sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) added 14 points and eight rebounds, while first-year forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) chipped in 10 points and five boards.

Caitlin Elsass paced the Crusaders with 12 points, while Kristen Richardson tallied 10 points.

Washington and Lee will continue action in the Surf N Slam Classic on Wednesday against Point Loma at 5:00 PST.

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