W&L Women's Basketball Flies Past Sewanee, 49-26

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team held Sewanee to just 19.6 percent (9-46) shooting from the field to take a 49-26 win over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. 

This is the second straight game the Generals held an opponent under 30 points.

The Generals (4-4) jumped out to a 9-0 lead by the 13:46 mark, in which three different players knocked down shots from long range. In the next 2:02, Sewanee (4-4) cut the lead to two (9-7), after notching seven unanswered points. W&L then went on a 10-4 run, capped by a trey from senior guard Megan Marks (Oxford, Ohio/Talawanda), to push the Generals' advantage to 12 points, 23-11, at 2:23. The teams exchanged baskets for the remainder of the half and the Generals walked into the break with a 25-14 advantage. 

The Blue and White kept a steady lead to begin the second period. After a jumper by sophomore guard Annie Gauf (Vienna, Va./James Madison) at the 11:55 mark, W&L scored eight of the next nine points to increase its lead to 19 (42-23) with 4:28 left in regulation. The Generals closed out the contest on a 7-3 run to cruise to the 49-26 victory.

For the game, W&L went a season-high 7-for-16 (.438) from three-point range, while limiting Sewanee to just 17.4 percent (4-23) from behind the arc. 

First-year guard Alena Hamrick (Roanoke, Va./Green Briar East) led the Generals with a game-high 17 points, and also added four rebounds, three steals and two assists. First-year guard Paige Corvino (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Fenwick) collected eight points, seven boards and four assists, and Marks tallied five points and eight rebounds.

For Sewanee, sophomore forward Kayla Sewell (Calhoun, Texas/Walker Valley) recorded a team-high seven points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Senior guard Dee Bradford (Isle of Palms, S.C./First Baptist) notched five points and seven boards, and Medley registered six points. 

W&L returns to action on Thursday when it travel to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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