LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back in snapping a two-game losing streak with an 80-50 win over Randolph in ODAC women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.
Senior forward Emma Redding (Allentown, Pa. / Central Catholic) scored five points during the Generals' (12-7, 6-5) opening run, which was keyed by forcing five Randolph turnovers in the WildCats' opening six possessions. Randolph (4-15, 1-10) finally got on the board with a layup by first-year guard Sarah Wright at the 6:28 mark to make it 10-2, but the Blue & White kept the foot on the gas, stretching the lead to 15 points (22-7) by the end of the first quarter.
W&L steadily extended its lead in the second quarter in carrying a 42-18 lead into the halftime break. Sophomore forward Stuart Ayer (Charlotte, N.C. / Myers Park) scored seven points during the period, which was capped by a three-pointer at the buzzer from senior forward Ailyn Kelly (Clifton, Va. / Centreville).
The Generals hit 9-of-16 (.563) shots in the third period paced by seven points each from Redding and first-year guard Katie Popp (Rye, N.Y. / Rye) en route to pulling away for the 30-point win.
W&L shot a season-best 50.0 percent (30-60) from the floor in the contest led by a game-high 22 points from Popp. Redding and senior guard Emily Perszyk (Greendale, Wis. / Greendale) both tallied 12 points, while Ayer finished with nine points and a team-high seven boards, to go along with three steals.
Randolph shot just 38.2 percent (21-55) from the floor and committed 24 turnovers. Senior guard Taylor Samuels notched 11 points and Wright finished with 10 points.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan for a 4:30 pm contest.