W&L Women's Basketball Defeats Southside Virginia C.C., 72-15

W&L Women's Basketball Defeats Southside Virginia C.C., 72-15

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team held Southside Virginia Community College to just 15 points, as the Generals claimed a 72-15 victory over the Panthers on Sunday at the Warner Center.

W&L (3-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 29 seconds of the contest off two layups by first-year guard Paige Corvino (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Fenwick). SVCC (0-1) guard Stephanie Harris put the Panthers on the board with a basket at 19:07 (4-2), but the Generals answered with a 26-0 run to bring the score to 30-2 with 8:20 left in the half. Harris made another shot at the 7:59 mark (30-4), only to have the Blue and White tally 13 more points in the half and enter the break with a 43-4 advantage. 

The Generals held SVCC to just 14.8 percent shooting (4-27) in the second period, as W&L cruised to its first win since November 18.

As a team, W&L shot 47.8 percent from the field (32-67), its best shooting percentage this season. 

Senior forward Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va./Langley) and senior guard Megan Marks (Oxford, Ohio/Talawanda) each totaled a game-high 19 points. Marks also recorded seven rebounds, five steals and three assists, and Warrick registered three steals, three boards and three assists. First-year forward Wesleigh Vick (Raleigh, S.C./St. David's School) notched double-digit points with 10, while grabbing nine rebounds.

Harris led the Panthers with eight points and center Shona Washington collected a game-high 12 rebounds. 

The Generals return to action on Saturday, December 29, when they host Sewanee for a 4:00 pm contest.


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