January 8, 2011

Hot Shooting Leads W&L Women to 87-67 Win over BC

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee shot a season-best 51.9 percent (28-54) from the field while tying a school record with 12 three pointers, as it cruised to an 87-67 victory over Bridgewater College in ODAC women's basketball on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

W&L (7-3, 4-2) jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but a 9-0 run gave the Eagles (9-2, 5-2) an 11-8 lead with 14:45 remaining in the opening stanza.

However, the Generals turned the tables, going on a 24-4 run over the next 6:16, eventually grabbing a 17-point advantage (32-15) with 8:39 remaining. During the run, W&L went 8-of-12 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc with treys from four different Generals. W&L allowed Bridgewater to get no closer than eight points (40-32) with 1:48, and entered the half with a 45-32 advantage.

Bridgewater mounted a comeback to start the second half, fueled by six points from senior guard Jordan Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and four points from sophomore forward Katelynn Hottinger (Linville, Va./Broadway), pulling to within two points (50-48) with 13:07 remaining in the contest.

However, W&L was sent to the line on four of its next eight possessions, hitting all eight charity tosses in extending its lead to 13 points (66-53) at the 7:50 mark en route to claiming its third-consecutive victory over the Eagles.

The Generals shot 48.0 percent (12-25) from deep and 86.4 percent (19-22) from the charity stripe in the win. Meanwhile, W&L limited BC to 23-of-61 (37.7%) from the field while forcing 18 turnovers.

W&L was paced by four players in double figures, including junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) who finished the contest with 17 points, nine assists and four rebounds. Junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) tallied 16 points and a game-high 9 rebounds, while junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) finished with 15 points and sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) chipped in 10 points and 8 boards.

The Eagles were led by sophomore guard Jessica Mullen's (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) game-high 19 points. Burkholder finished with 17 points, while Hottinger tallied 15 points.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm matchup.

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