BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team shot just 35.0 percent (21-60) from the floor and committed a season-high 26 turnovers in falling to Bridgewater College by a score of 67-59 in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Nininger Hall.
The Eagles (17-3, 12-3) used an early 8-0 run featuring six points from guard Jenny Logan and four points from forward Jordan Burkholder to jump out to a 12-2 lead with 14:32 left in the first half.
The Generals (13-7, 9-6) shot just 9-of-29 (.310) from the floor and committed 15 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes and could get no closer than five points en route to trailing 30-22 at the halftime break.
Another 10-2 spurt early in the second stanza gave Bridgewater a 42-28 lead with 16:39 to play and the Eagles methodically pushed out to an 18-point lead (59-41) with 9:11 to play. However, the Generals went on an 18-4 run, keyed by 11 points (including three three-pointers) from junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale), to cut it to a 63-59 game with 1:34 to play.
W&L sent the Eagles to the line from that point and they responded by hitting four-straight and the Generals couldn't find a bucket the rest of the way as BC walked away with the eight-point victory.
Ingram paced Washington and Lee with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, while junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) totaled 16 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds. Sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) chipped in 11 points and eight boards.
Burkholder and guard Jessica Mullen scored 18 points each to lead the Eagles. Logan added 12 points as well.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.
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