LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) scored a career-high 22 points while tying a program record for most three-pointers made in a game as the Washington and Lee women's basketball team rolled past Emory & Henry, 78-61, on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.
E&H (3-13, 2-10 ODAC) started the contest strong, going 5-for-5 from the field in the opening 4:10 to claim its largest lead of the contest, seven points (12-5), at the 15:50 mark. The Wasps maintained their lead until a jumper by W&L junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) tied the contest at 25-25 with 8:05 remaining in the opening stanza. E&H senior guard Christina Howard (Blountville, Tenn./Sullivan Central) tallied 11 of her team-high 19 points during the span, going 4-of-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 from deep.
The Generals (12-5, 8-4 ODAC) pulled away over the final 7:30 of the first half, using a 20-1 run while shooting 8-for-13 from the field to assume a 45-26 advantage at the break. Over the span, W&L held E&H to just one point off a free throw by first-year guard Jalan McPherson (Jonesville, Va./Lee) while forcing 11 Wasp turnovers.
W&L held the Wasps scoreless over the opening 2:26 of the second half, extending its lead to 27 points (53-26) at the 17:34 mark and cruising to its fifth-consecutive victory over the Wasps.
For the game, W&L shot 41.2 percent (28-68) while registering 14 steals and forcing 22 E&H turnovers. The Wasps were 24-for-55 (43.6%) from the field, and were out-rebounded by the Generals, 44-29.
Long finished the contest shooting 6-for-10 from deep (60.0%), setting a personal-best for treys made in a contest while also tying the program record that had occurred on two other occasions. Sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while senior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 10 points and six boards.
E&H was paced by McPherson, who finished with a team-high 19 points. Howard tallied 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while first-year guard Jo Beth Wright (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) was the only other E&H player in double-digits with 13 points.
The Generals return to action on Tuesday as they host Hollins for a 7:00 pm contest.