W&L Women's Basketball Stings Hornets, 63-45

W&L Women's Basketball Stings Hornets, 63-45

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team forced 26 Lynchburg turnovers and closed the first half with a 20-8 run as it cruised to a 63-45 rout in ODAC women's basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

With the game tied at 14-14 with 10:10 remaining in the opening stanza, W&L (8-4, 5-3 ODAC) closed the half with the aforementioned run as it assumed a 34-22 lead going into the break. Junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led the Generals with eight points during the span, and W&L forced 12 LC turnovers while limiting the Hornets (2-10, 2-5 ODAC) to 3-of-11 shooting (27.2%) from the field.

The Generals kept the Hornets at bay in the second half, never allowing LC to get closer than 10 points. W&L shot 46.2 percent (12-26) in the final 20 minutes, while Lynchburg was limited to just 33.3 percent (10-30) from the field.

For the contest, W&L shot 40.7 percent (24-59), while going 11-of-13 (84.6%) from the charity stripe. LC shot 35.8 percent (19-53) from the field, and only made it to the free throw line eight times, going 4-of-8 from the line (50.0%).

Bolton led the Generals with a season-high 23 points, while also contributing seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) chipped in 16 points, six assists and three steals, while sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) added a game-high 13 rebounds, seven points and three steals.

Lynchburg was paced by sophomore guard Leah Bonuccelli's (Fairfax Station, Va./W.T. Wilson) 10 points and six boards.

The Generals return to action on Sunday as they host Randolph College at 2:00 pm.