W&L Women's Basketball Falls to Randolph-Macon, 72-55

W&L Women's Basketball Falls to Randolph-Macon, 72-55

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon shot 52.8 percent (28-53) from the floor and led from start to finish in defeating Washington and Lee, 72-55, in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Crenshaw Gymnasium.

The Generals (4-2, 2-1) turned the ball over on four of their first five possessions and the Yellow Jackets (4-2, 2-1) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game's opening 2:33.  W&L kept it within single-digits until a layup by junior guard Maggie Roy at the 9:26 mark gave R-MC a 20-10 lead.  The Yellow Jackets continued to stretch their advantage and carried a 33-18 lead into the halftime break.

W&L chipped away at the Macon lead, eventually cutting it to a 10-point game (38-28) on a layup by sophomore forward Katie Wilson (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor) at the 14:30 mark, but a 14-5 burst by the Yellow Jackets pushed the lead back to 19 points at 52-33 with 9:51 to play.  W&L would get no closer than a 13-point deficit (56-43) the rest of the way.

For the game, Washington and Lee shot just 36.4 percent (20-55) from the floor, was out-rebounded 38-27 and committed 20 turnovers.  Junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) led the Generals with 16 points, while junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) notched 14 points and six boards.  Sophomore forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) added 11 points and Wilson chipped in nine points and eight rebounds.

Senior forward Katie Williams paced R-MC with 18 points, while first-year center Lindsey Sharman and junior center Taylor Wieczorek scored 12 points each.  Junior forward Molly Brown also contributed 10 points for the Yellow Jackets.

Washington and Lee will now break for finals and the holidays before returning to action on December 30 at the Apprentice School in Newport News, Va.  Tip is slated for 5:00 pm.