February 11, 2011

W&L Women's Hoops Survives at Guilford, 57-54

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) scored seven of her 15 points in the extra session to lead Washington and Lee to a 57-54 overtime victory over Guilford in ODAC women's basketball on Friday evening at Ragan-Brown Field House.

The Generals (15-7, 11-6) trailed 45-43 with under two minutes to play in regulation, but Ingram hit a pair of free throws with 1:22 left to knot the score at 45-45 and senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) gave W&L a 48-45 lead when she drilled a three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining.  However, the Quakers (12-9, 8-8) tied the game with 17 seconds left on a three-pointer by junior guard Jazlyn Gibbs.  Senior center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but her jumper was blocked by GC first-year center Morgan King as time expired.

Ingram gave W&L a 51-48 lead when she hit a triple at the 3:06 mark of the overtime period and she extended the lead to six points (54-48) by drilling 3-of-4 free throws over the next 1:11 of game action.  Guilford cut the margin in half when sophomore guard Brittany Atwater canned a three-pointer the next time down, but Herman gave W&L a 56-51 lead on a jumper with 27 seconds left.  First-year guard Logan Terry nailed another Quaker triple with 17 seconds left and Ingram split a pair of free throws with 15 seconds showing on the clock to give the Generals a 57-54 lead.  Gibbs' three-pointer with two seconds left would not go and W&L escaped with the three-point overtime win.

The Generals shot just 38.5 percent (20-52) from the floor, but out-scored the Quakers 13-4 at the charity stripe.  Guilford made good on just 29.9 percent (20-67) of its shots, but hit 10-of-24 (.417) from beyond the arc.

Junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led W&L with a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Ingram dished seven assists to go with her 15 points.  Long chipped in nine points and tied a career-high with seven rebounds.

Atwater paced Guilford with 11 points, while first-year guard Kayla Adams and Terry notched nine points apiece.  King added six points and 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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