January 7, 2011

Roanoke Knocks Off W&L Women's Hoops, 68-61

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee jumped out to a 24-5 lead in the opening 8:49 of the game, but Roanoke College recovered to post a 68-61 win over the Generals in ODAC women's basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

Junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) scored 16 of her game-high 19 points in the game opening run, including three-straight triples to give W&L a 9-0 lead just 2:11 into the contest.

The Generals (6-3, 3-2) held a 16-point lead (30-14) with 6:59 left in the opening stanza, but a 15-1 run cut the advantage to just two points (31-29) with 24 seconds left in the half.  Junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) canned a three-pointer with 12 seconds left to give W&L a 34-29 lead at the break.

Washington and Lee held the lead until junior center Nikki Moats (Blue Ridge, Va./Lord Botetourt) hit a layup with 16:45 left to give the Maroons a 37-36 lead, their first lead in the game.  The Generals remained within seven points for the better part of the second stanza, but could get no closer than four points (60-56) when senior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) split a pair of free throws with 3:05 left in the game as Roanoke (6-3, 5-0) defeated W&L for the third-straight time.

The Generals shot just 36.7 percent (22-60) from the floor and committed 25 turnovers.  Roanoke shot 43.3 percent (26-60) and recorded 17 steals in the contest.

Joining Ingram in double figures for W&L were junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) and senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings).  Bolton totaled 11 points, while Long posted 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals.  Sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) added a team-high 11 rebounds.

Roanoke was paced by senior guard Kendra Porter (Jamestown, N.C./Dudley), who notched 16 points and five steals.  Moats totaled 15 points, 12 of which came in the second half, and grabbed 11 rebounds.  Senior forward Jordan Gholson (Louisa, Va./Louisa County) contributed 11 points and six boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm contest.

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