VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Wesleyan forced six
Washington and Lee turnovers in the final 4:02 of the game to come
away with a 60-58 victory over the Generals in ODAC women’s
basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Batten Center.
Washington and Lee (9-8, 8-5) trailed 32-24 at halftime, but began the second half with an 11-0 run to assume a 35-32 lead with 15:35 to play. W&L shot 57.7 percent (15-26) from the floor in the second stanza and maintained a 55-53 lead with 4:24 remaining. However, the Marlins (11-7, 8-5) employed a full-court press that forced W&L into miscues that lead to five-straight points and a 58-55 VWC lead with 2:15 left in the game. The Generals twice cut it to a two-point game in the final 47 seconds, but could not come up with the equalizer as the Marlins walked away with their second win over W&L this season by a single possession (VWC won 48-47 on Jan. 5).
For the game, the Generals shot 44.4 percent (24-54) from the field, but could not overcome 20 turnovers overall.
Junior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) and sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led W&L with 14 points each. They combined to shoot 12-of-22 from the floor and grab 16 rebounds (Bolton with nine, Herman with seven). Sophomore guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) chipped in 12 points, four assists and three steals.
Senior guard Tonia Jones paced the Marlins with 19 points on
8-of-13 shooting from the floor. Senior forward Maggie Davis posted
12 points and six boards, while junior guard Kristina Jameson added
eight points, seven steals and six assists.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it hosts Lynchburg College for a 7:00 pm contest.
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