W&L Women's Basketball Edged by Stevenson, 53-52

W&L Women's Basketball Edged by Stevenson, 53-52

LEXINGTON, Va. – First-year guard Brandi Hall hit a jumper with 0.8 seconds left in the game to give Stevenson a 53-52 victory over the Washington and Lee women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-3) held their largest lead of the contest (49-42) with 2:23 remaining in the fourth, after going on an 11-3 run at the 4:20 mark. Senior forward Emma Redding (Allentown, Pa. / Central Catholic) tallied six points in the spurt, all coming from the charity stripe, while first-year guard Erin Hughes (Raleigh, N.C. / Ravenscroft School) totaled the other five points.

Neither team scored over the next minute and a half of game action, but then Stevenson (5-3) pulled to within three (49-46) with 49 seconds remaining on back-to-back layups by junior guard Jonyae Curry. Redding was fouled on the ensuing possession and split a pair of free throws to push the Generals lead back to four (50-46) with 28 seconds left. After advancing the ball following a timeout, Curry made another layup to bring the Mustangs to within two, 50-48, with 26 seconds left.   

W&L held a 52-48 advantage following a pair of free throws from senior guard Emily Perszyk (Greendale, Wis. / Greendale). On the Mustangs next possession, Hall scored on an old-fashioned three-point play to make it a one-point game (53-51) with 12.9 on the clock.

Stevenson put full court pressure on the Generals and Hall stole the ball with seven seconds left. She dribbled in from half court and pulled up at the elbow, and drained the jumper with 0.8 seconds to give her team the lead, 53-52. W&L's inbounds pass was stolen at half court by Hall, and the Mustangs left the Warner Center with the victory.

W&L shot just 25.0 percent (13-52) from the floor and hit just 2-of-16 (.125) from behind the arc. Redding led the Generals with a season-high 14 points and nine rebounds. Hughes totaled 12 points and six rebounds, while Perszyk also tallied 12 points.

Stevenson shot 32.4 percent (24-74) from the floor and hit just 1-of-9 (.111) from the three-point line, but held a 50-42 advantage in rebounds. Curry led the Mustangs with 16 points, while also pulling down eight rebounds. First-year forward Olivia Coleman tallied eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Roanoke for a 7:00 pm tip-off. 

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