November 22, 2011

Guilford Women's Hoops Pulls Away for a 68-59 Win Over W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. – Guilford College used an 11-0 run late in the second half to come away with a 68-59 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women's basketball on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (0-2, 0-1) led 55-52 with 6:00 remaining in the game, but the Quakers (2-2, 1-0) used the 11-0 spurt to assume a 63-55 lead with just 1:46 remaining.  Sophomore forward Gabby Oglesby (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) keyed the run by scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds during the decisive stretch.

Guilford began the game with a 15-4 lead and held that same 11-point advantage (27-16) until the 6:00 mark of the first half.  At that point, the Generals used a 16-3 surge over the next 4:58 of game action to take their first lead of the game at 32-30 with 1:02 left in the half.  Four points from junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./ Baylor) and three-pointers by senior guards Allison Sublett (Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic) and Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) headlined the run.

After starting the second half deadlocked at 32-32, senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) gave W&L a six-point lead (45-39) with 14:33 remaining by scoring 11 of the Generals' first 13 points of the second half.  W&L could stretch its advantage to no more than six points and the Quakers kept things close until an Oglesby jumper gave Guilford the lead for good at 57-55 with 4:19 left in the contest.  Six free throws in eight chances in the final 1:46 kept the Generals at bay as the Quakers claimed their first win over W&L in the last five tries.

Washington and Lee, which shot just 33.9 percent (19-56) from the floor, was paced by Bolton and Wilson, who both scored 15 points.  Wilson added nine rebounds and Bolton claimed eight boards.  Sublett scored a career-high eight points on 2-of-3 shooting from distance, while junior forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) also notched eight markers in the contest.

Oglesby and senior guard Jazlyn Gibbs (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford) each scored 14 points, while first-year guard Brittany Drew (Greensboro, N.C./Page) chipped in 12 points for Guilford.  Gibbs also grabbed eight rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it takes on FDU-Florham in the Colorado College Thanksgiving Tournament.  Tip-off is slated for 1:00 pm Mountain Time.

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