W&L Women's Basketball Stifled by Virginia Wesleyan, 65-47

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team was held to 12 first-half point and shot just 34.0 percent (17-50) from the field in dropping a 65-47 contest at Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday night at the Batten Center.

W&L (3-6, 1-3 ODAC) made just 3-of-19 field goal attempts in first half and turned the ball 17 times in digging a 36-12 deficit at the half. VWC (8-2, 5-0 ODAC) only shot 12-fo-31 in the opening 20 minutes, but made good on 7-of-14 three-point attempts and had only five turnovers in assuming the 24-point lead at the break.

Virginia Wesleyan scored the first six points of the contest and then assumed a 16-4 lead by the 12:21 mark. A pair of free throws by senior guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) and a jumper by senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Ragsdale) trimmed the Marlin lead to 16-8 with 9:40 to play, but the Marlins ended the half on a 20-4 scoring run to assume the 22-point lead at the break.
In the second half, the Generals improved to 45.2 percent shooting (14-31) and outscored the Marlins 35-29, but were unable to overcome the halftime deficit.
Bolton finished with a team-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Pfannenstein added 12 points. Junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) chipped in five points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Sarah Seipp led the Marlins with 15 points off the bench and Shawnee Lewis netted 11 points as every Marlin that played dented the scoring column. VWC made good on 10-of-23 (.435) three-point attempts and recorded 16 assists.
The Generals return to action on Friday when they travel to Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.