LYNCHBURG, Va. – Sophomore gurad Meg Ingram (Greensboro,
N.C./Ragsdale) scored a season-high 21 points and the Washington
and Lee women’s basketball team used a 12-4 scoring run to
end the game and eke out a 53-51 win over Randolph College on
Trailing 47-41 with 9:18 to play, the Generals (10-8, 9-5) began their game-clinching run on a layup from first-year guard Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) and grabbed the lead for good (51-49) on a three pointer from Ingram with 4:55 to play. Randolph had two attempts to tie or take the lead in the final 1:22, but could not find the range and W&L escaped with the win.
The Generals found themselves trailing, 30-28, at the half, but limited the WildCats (3-17, 2-14) to just 35.7 percent (10-28) shooting in the second period and forced nine second-half turnovers in winning for the fifth time in their last six games.
Ingram, who scored 12 of her 21 points in the second half, connected on 7-16 shots from the field, including 4-8 from beyond the arc, in posting a new season-high in points scored. She added three assists and two steals. Sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), who was held to single digits in scoring (5) for just the second time this season, grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and added four steals while junior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds.
Randolph was led by guard Katie Rechnitzer, who tallied
20 points and forward Lindsay Cross, who notched nine points, 12 boards and four steals.
The Generals return to action on Sunday as they take on Lynchburg at 2:00 pm.