December 7, 2011

Hollins Downs Generals Women's Hoops, 63-56

LEXINGTON, Va. – Hollins University recovered from an 11-point first-half deficit to post a 63-56 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women's basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (2-4, 1-2) assumed a 26-15 lead with 6:40 left in the first half on a layup by junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) and held the same 11-point advantage (28-17) following a jumper by senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) at the 5:54 mark.  However, an 11-0 run by Hollins (4-4, 3-1), keyed by five points from junior guard Lacie Forrest (Richmond, Va./Meadowbrook) and four points by junior guard Jasmine Greene (Hampton, Va./Tabb), knotted the score at 28-28 with 2:58 left before the break.

A three-pointer by W&L senior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) gave the Generals the lead right back en route to holding a 32-30 advantage at the half.

Another Ingram triple extended the W&L lead to 35-30 at the start of the second stanza, but a 6-0 run featuring a pair of buckets by Greene, gave Hollins its first lead of the game (36-35) with 17:29 to play.  The Generals took the lead back (39-37) on a jumper by senior guard Allison Sublett (Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic) with 15:54 left and did not trail again until Hollins took the lead for good at 47-44 on a three-point play by sophomore forward Chanci Wright (Eden, Texas/Eden) with 11:28 left to play.

The Hollins lead swelled to as many as seven points at 55-48 with 6:04 remaining, but the Generals climbed to within two points (55-53) on a three-point play by Bolton with 4:31 left in the contest.  However, that would be as close as the Generals would get as W&L made good on just 2-of-7 field goal attempts and missed all three of its free throws the rest of the way.

Bolton led the Generals with her fourth double-double of the season, recording 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Ingram notched 13 points, while Wilson tallied 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Hollins, which posted its first win over W&L since the 2003-04 season, was led by Forrest's 19 points.  First-year forward Lauren Morris (Morehead, N.C./Croatan) notched 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Greene tallied 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Washington and Lee will now break for finals before returning to the court on December 19 when it travels to Christopher Newport for a 5:30 pm contest.

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