W&L Women's Basketball Falls to Virginia Wesleyan, 48-47

W&L Women's Basketball Falls to Virginia Wesleyan, 48-47

LEXINGTON, VA—Virginia Wesleyan sophomore guard Jocelyn Spencer (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads) hit the winning jumper as time expired to lead the Marlins to a 48-47 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday at the Warner Center.

Virginia Wesleyan (6-4, 3-2 ODAC) led by 12 points (30-18) at the half and extended their lead to 14 points (34-20) with 16:53 remaining.  However, the Generals (2-6, 1-3 ODAC) would respond with an 18-2 run to assume a 38-36 lead with 7:40 left in the game.

Neither team would lead by more than three points for the remainder of the game, with W&L taking the one-point lead off a layup by sophomore guard Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) with 10 seconds left. Following a time out, Virginia Wesleyan sophomore guard Shawnee Lewis (Alexandria, Va./Thomas A. Edison) missed a layup with two seconds remaining, with Spencer collecting the rebound and scoring the game-winning basket at the buzzer.

W&L held VWC to just 18.5 percent (5-27) shooting in the second half and held a 45-36 advantage on the boards.

Junior forward Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) led the Generals with 15 points and six rebounds. Bolton recorded her third double-double of the season, notching 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, while sophomore guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) chipped in 11 points and six boards.

Virginia Wesleyan was paced by senior forward Maggie Davis’ (Chesapeake, Va./Home Schooled) 14 points and seven rebounds.  Senior guard Tonia Jones (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) added 11 points.

W&L returns to action on Friday as they travel to Lynchburg College for a 7:00 pm contest.