EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team used a dominant second-half performance in defeating Emory & Henry, 71-50, on Saturday afternoon at the King Center.
W&L (7-10, 5-7) turned a four-point halftime lead (30-26) into a 21-point win by outscoring the Wasps (2-12, 1-11), 41-24, and shooting 53.6 percent (15-28) from the field in the second half.
After taking the aforementioned four-point lead into the break, W&L opened the second period on a 19-9 scoring burst to take a 49-35 lead on a four-point play by senior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) at the 12:58 mark.
W&L's lead was at 13 points (53-40) at the 8:37 mark, before it used an 8-2 run, capped by a layup by junior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor), to extend to a 19-point advantage (61-42) with just 5:58 to play, en route to the win.
The Blue and White forced 12 second-half turnovers out of the Wasps and out-rebounded E&H, 18-11, in the final 20 minutes.
Washington and Lee finished the contest at 44.1 percent shooting (26-59) from the floor, while limiting Emory & Henry to 38.2 percent (23-60) from the field. W&L also held a 38-34 edge on the boards and went to the line 18 times, making good on 15 of its attempts, while E&H only made two trips to the charity stripe.
Wilson and Ingram each scored a team-high 19 points. Senior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) added 10 points and 12 rebounds and junior forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) netted 12 points.
E&H was led by Kristie Langley, who totaled 11 points. Carylta Hamm and Michelle Williams each scored 10 points. Hamm also added a team-best seven rebounds.
The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Hollins for a 7:00 pm game.