Long Leads W&L Women's Hoops Past Hollins, 82-50

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) connected on a program-best seven three-pointers in helping the Washington and Lee women's basketball team cruise to an 82-50 triumph over Hollins University on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

W&L (13-5, 9-4) recorded the first basket of the contest on a three-point shot by junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) and never relinquished the lead in the contest. Hollins (5-13, 3-11) kept the contest close for much of the opening half, remaining within three points, 15-12, with 12:14 left in the opening stanza.
However, the Generals used a 24-3 run over the next 8:53 to assume a commanding 39-15 lead at the 3:21 mark, fueled by 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the arc from Long. Junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) chipped in six points during the run and W&L forced six HU turnovers and held the visitors scoreless over a span of 8:10.
Both teams exchanged baskets to close the opening stanza, as the Generals entered the break with a 47-23 advantage. W&L shot an impressive 50.0 percent (17-34) in the opening 20 minutes, while holding Hollins to just 33.3 percent (8-24) from the field.
HU's struggles continued in the opening minutes of the second half, as it was held without a field goal until the 15:44 mark when sophomore guard Jasmine Greene (Hampton, Va./Tabb) connected on a layup, leaving the score at 56-27 in favor of the Generals. W&L continued to pull away, recording its 14th consecutive win against Hollins.
For the game, W&L shot 42.9 percent (30-70), including 10-for-28 (35.7%) from deep. Hollins was held to just 35.4 percent (17-48) from the field, while also committing 21 turnovers.
Long led the Generals in scoring for the second-consecutive contest, tallying 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting from deep. W&L had four other players record double-digit points, as Bolton added 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds, Pfannenstein contributed 11 markers and senior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) recorded 10 points.
Senior guard Tamara Phillips (Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt) paced HU with 12 points and six rebounds.
W&L returns to action on Friday as it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest.