Cold Shooting Dooms W&L Women's Hoops at Colorado College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team shot just 25.4 percent (16-63) from the floor in falling to Colorado College, 68-48, in the second day of the Colorado College Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (1-3) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening minute of the game and held a slim advantage until the Tigers (2-3) took their first lead (8-6) on a layup by first-year forward Shelby Hansen at the 15:51 mark.

It remained a one possession game at 17-14 with 9:46 left in the first half, but the Generals hit just 2-of-14 shots and turned the ball over seven times in the final nine minutes and change of the first half as the Tigers closed with a 20-6 run for a 37-20 halftime lead.

After making good on just 24.1 percent (7-29) of its shots in the first half, W&L's shooting woes continued in the second stanza, hitting just 9-of-34 (.265) from the field and the Tigers' lead swelled to as many as 30 points as they cruised to the 20-point victory.

Senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) paced the Generals with 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.  Junior forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) scored 10 points and grabbed six boards, while junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) added seven points and nine rebounds.  As a team, W&L combined to hit just 3-of-23 (.130) three-point attempts.

Colorado College, which shot 45.3 percent (24-53) from the field, was led by senior guard Jordy Stephenson, who notched 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor.  Hansen tallied 12 points and eight rebounds, and senior forward Becky Luetjen had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm contest.

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