LEXINGTON, Va. – Mary Washington limited the Washington and Lee women's basketball team to just 29.1 percent (16-55) from the floor in posting a 64-48 win over the Generals in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.
The game was tied at 14-14 with 11:04 left in the first half, but the Eagles (1-0) held the Generals scoreless for the next 6:40 in opening a seven-point lead (21-14) that they would eventually carry into halftime (25-18).
Mary Washington then opened the second stanza with a 12-3 run keyed by four points from senior guard Katie Wimmer (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and sophomore guard Sam Partonen (Burke, Va./Robinson) for a 37-21 lead with 15:16 to play.
W&L (0-1) used an 8-0 run featuring five points from senior guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) to slice it back to eight points (37-29) with 12:52 to play. However, five straight points from Wimmer pushed the lead back to 12 points (42-30) with 11:28 to play and the Generals would get no closer for the remainder of the contest.
The Generals were led by Pfannenstein, who notched 13 points and five rebounds. Senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) recorded 11 points and 14 rebounds, while junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) posted 10 points and 12 boards.
Wimmer paced Mary Washington with a game-high 16 points and three steals. Senior guard Jenna McRae (Springfield, Va./Annandale) chipped in 12 points and six rebounds. Both eclipsed the 1,000 career point barrier in the contest. Sophomore forward Brieneke Matthes (Herndon, Va./Oakton) chipped in 11 points in 12 minutes of action.
Washington and Lee will return to action next Tuesday when it hosts Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.
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