W&L Women's Basketball Cruises Past Mary Baldwin, 69-51

W&L Women's Basketball Cruises Past Mary Baldwin, 69-51

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) dished out a program-record 12 assists as she led the women's basketball team to a 69-51 win over Mary Baldwin on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Ingram scored a game-high 18 points in addition to breaking the previous record of 11 assists which was set by junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) during the 2008-09 season.

MBC (2-3) junior center Sabrina Desper (Stuarts Draft, Va./Stuarts Draft) gave the Fighting Squirrels a 2-0 lead in the opening minutes, but the Generals (4-1) went on a 24-12 run over the next 10:12 to assume a 24-14 advantage with 8:58 to play in the first half.

Mary Baldwin remained in the contest, using a 10-1 run to pull within one point (25-24) at the 3:09 mark. However, W&L closed the first stanza with its own 10-1 run to assume a 35-25 lead at the half. The Generals shot 41.9 percent (13-31) from the field in the opening 20 minutes, while limiting the Fighting Squirrels to just 23.5 percent shooting (8-34).

W&L continued to extend its lead in the second half, leading by as many as 22 points and never allowing MBC to climb closer than 12 points (38-26) as it cruised to its third-consecutive victory for the season and ninth-consecutive triumph over Mary Baldwin.

For the contest, W&L shot 42.4 percent (25-59), including 50.0 percent (11-22) from behind the arc. The Generals limited the Squirrels to just 25.0 percent shooting (15-60) while forcing 18 turnovers. MBC held a 46-39 rebounding advantage in the game.

Ingram paced W&L, while senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) tallied a career-high 17 points. Senior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) added a season-high 13 points and career-high four blocks, and junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) chipped in 11 points.  Sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) contributed a team-high nine rebounds.

The Fighting Squirrels were led by sophomore guard Ericka Brown (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville), who finished with 15 points. Desper scored 12 points in the contest, while adding a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Saturday as they travel to Randolph-Macon for a 4:00 pm contest.