LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team led wire-to-wire in posting a 64-35 win over Randolph College on Saturday afternoon.
The Generals (18-7, 14-6 ODAC) scored the first nine points of the contest to assume a 9-0 lead at the 12:30 mark on a layup by senior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings). Following the WildCat's (0-25, 0-20) first bucket of the contest, W&L reeled off the game's next 15 points to take a commanding 24-2 lead by the 8:02 mark on a triple by junior guard Meg Ingram (Pittsboro, N.C./Ragsdale).
W&L then pushed its lead to as many as 27 points (32-5) with 4:43 to play in the opening stanza before Randolph closed the half on a 15-7 scoring run to trim the deficit to 19 points (39-20) by the break.
W&L's dominance continued in the second period as it limited Randolph to just four points over the first 11:25 in assuming its largest lead of the contest, 30 points (54-24), with 9:35 to play as the Generals cruised to its fifth-straight win.
For the game, W&L limited the WildCats to 20.4 percent (11-54) shooting and forced 21 turnovers, and the Generals shot 38.6 percent (22-57) as a team and held a slight, 44-41, edge in rebounding.
Sophomore forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) led the Generals with a career-high 19 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the field and 5-for-8 from the line. She also added five rebounds. Long chipped in 13 points, Ingram added 12 points and senior center Felice Herman contributed seven points and a season-high 13 rebounds.
Junior guard Lauren French paced the WildCats with 15 points and sophomore forward Sam Sublett grabbed a team-high 10 boards.
W&L returns to action Thursday in the first round of the ODAC Tournament. The Generals, the defending ODAC Champions, will enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed and will take on No. 5 Eastern Mennonite at a time yet to be determined. All ODAC Tournament games will take place at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.