Women's Basketball vs. Randolph-Macon

SALEM, Va. – Second-seeded Randolph-Macon used a 26-3 run over the final 6:49 of the game as it posted a 75-65 win over Washington and Lee in the first round of the 2008 ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Salem Civic Center on Thursday evening.

The contest featured three lead changes and two ties in the opening 10:34 of the first half, but the Generals used a 7-0 spurt to take a 25-18 lead with 7:28 remaining in the first stanza. Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) scored 17 first-half points to help the Blue and White lead by as many as eight on two occasions and own a 35-29 half-time advantage.

W&L out-scored R-MC 23-13 to start the second half as it extended its lead to as many as 14 points (58-44) with 10:19 left in the contest. The Generals continued to lead by double-digits with 6:49 to play (62-49), but the Yellow Jackets used the aforementioned surge to post the 10-point victory (75-65).

The Generals were led by Kane’s 17 points and five rebounds, while junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) totaled 16 points, tied a career-high with eight assists and added four steals. Senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) tied a season-high with 15 points to go along with four assists. Junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oakton, Va./Oakton) posted nine points and game-high 10 rebounds.

Randolph-Macon (22-4) was paced by junior forward Lindsay Riesbeck’s 27 points, six rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Sophomore center and 2008 ODAC Player of the Year Molly Ariail registered 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while junior guard Amanda Hiltunen dropped in 14 markers and dished out five assists.

W&L ends its season with a 9-17 overall record. With the win, R-MC advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 ODAC Tournament and will take on the winner of the Eastern Mennonite/Bridgewater quarterfinal on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Lynchburg College freshman forward Kylie Lucas scored the go-ahead basket in overtime to lead the Hornets to a 76-71 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday in Lynchburg, Va.

In the extra session, junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oakton, Va./Oakton) connected on two foul shots to give W&L its first lead of the contest, 66-64, with 4:51 remaining. However, LC would go on to tie the contest (66-66) on a lay-up by sophomore guard Kristina Darby at 3:26 and Lucas’ lay-up gave LC a 68-67 lead with 2:25 to play. The Hornets would not relinquish the lead in the final minutes in securing the five-point victory.

Lynchburg led by as many 13 points in the second half (43-30) at 16:06, but W&L outscored LC, 24-7, over the following 10:11 to cut the score to 55-54 at the 5:55 mark. Lynchburg pushed out to a 63-55 lead, but the Generals rallied with a 9-2 spurt to tie the game at 64-64 on a lay-up by freshman center Alex Harper (Oak Hill, Va./Chantilly) with 26.2 seconds left in regulation.

Lynchburg (16-9, 13-7) scored the first six points of the contest en route to building a 33-15 lead with 3:56 to play in the opening half. However, the Generals countered with a 10-2 run to cut the LC advantage to 35-25 at the break.

W&L (9-16, 8-12) placed five players in double figures led by senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson), who totaled a team-high 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Nadeau racked up 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, while senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) totaled 12 points. Harper set a career-high with 12 points and senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added 10 points.

LC was led by Darby’s 17 points and sophomore forward Brittany Dahn, who notched 11 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Courtney Brewer had 12 points, while sophomore guards Dana Esposito and Chevonne Booker each tallied 10 points.

The Generals will be in action again on Thursday as they participate in the ODAC Tournament held at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. W&L will be the seventh seed and will face second-seeded Randolph-Macon at 6:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. – Freshman forward Tuesdee Woods hit the second of two free throw attempts with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Emory & Henry to an 82-81 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the King Center.

W&L (9-15, 8-11) held an 81-79 lead in the final minute of the extra frame, but Woods tied the game on a jumper with 42 seconds left and the Generals were unable to answer on the other end. The Wasps (9-16, 7-13) had a chance for the final shot and Woods was fouled on a put-back attempt, setting up her winning charity toss.

The Generals held a 54-39 lead early in the second half, but E&H proceeded to go on a 19-2 run to assume a 58-56 lead with 7:44 remaining in the game. However, W&L took the lead back (60-58) just 1:02 later and did not trail again until Woods’ winner in overtime.

The game was tied three times in the final six minutes of regulation, but the Generals forged ahead 72-69 heading into the final possession. Emory & Henry sophomore guard Sarah Petty then nailed a three-pointer with 13 seconds left to knot the game at 72-72 heading into overtime.

Junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oakton, Va./Oakton) had a career night to pace the Generals. She scored a career-high 18 points, dished a career-high seven assists, tied a career-high with six steals and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 13 points, while senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) tallied 11 points. Senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) added 10 points before fouling out late in the second half.

Sophomore guard Brittany Rogers led Emory & Henry with 21 points, while Petty totaled 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Sophomore forward Krista Haynes contributed 12 points and Woods chipped in 10 markers.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Lynchburg College for a 5:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Hollins

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) tied a season-high with 15 points and added eight boards as the Generals posted a 73-37 win over Hollins in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (9-14, 8-10) never trailed in the contest and scored the first nine points of the game en route to a 43-20 lead at the break. W&L extended its advantage in the second half, holding Hollins to just four field goals, as it sailed to the 36-point victory.

The Blue and White held a 51-29 advantage on the boards and forced 33 HU turnovers.

Wolff was joined in double-figure scoring for W&L by freshman center Felice Herman’s (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) 10 points and game-high 12 rebounds. Junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) added nine points, seven rebounds and a game-high four assists, while freshman center Alex Harper (Oak Hill, Va./Chantilly) tallied a career-high eight points and four rebounds.

Freshman guard Tamara Phillips (Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt) led Hollins (0-22, 0-17) with 16 points, while senior forward Nicole Grant (South Boston, Va./Carlisle) totaled 10 points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Emory, Va., to take on Emory & Henry at 7:00 pm.

Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Mennonite

LEXINGTON, Va. -- W&L senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) recorded a team-high 16 points and tied a career-high with 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Eastern Mennonite defeated the Generals, 62-46, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Royals used solid first-half shooting, draining six threes (6-11) and shooting 48.1 percent (14-29) from the field, to build a 13-point lead at the break (37-24). After extending its lead to as many as 17 points (41-24) with 18:56 to play in the contest, the Generals out-scored EMU, 11-3, to make it a nine-point game (44-35) with 10:47 left in the contest. However, Eastern Mennonite promptly went on a 9-2 run over the following 3:09 to take a 53-37 lead with 6:38 to go and never trailed by less than 11 markers for the remainder of the contest.

EMU (17-5, 13-4) out-rebounded the Generals, 35-31, and forced 17 W&L turnovers.

Krouchick was joined in double-figure scoring by junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who added 11 points and four assists for W&L.

The Royals had four players score in double-digits, led by sophomore guard Ebony Dennis’ (Baltimore, Md./Western) 16 points, 13 of which were scored in the first half. She hit 5-of-8 from long range for the game. Junior forward Carolyn Riley (Warrenton, Va./Liberty) totaled 14 points, while senior center Jolene Kratz (Telford, Pa./Christopher Dock) and senior guard Tara Jones (Richmond, Va./Meadowbrook) posted 11 and 10 points, respectively.

W&L (8-14, 7-10) returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Hollins at 7:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) led three Generals in double-digits with a career-high 26 points as Washington and Lee cruised to an 86-61 win over Guilford in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Ragan Brown Field House.

The Generals  shot 63.3 percent (19-30) from the floor and a blistering 77.8 percent (7-9) from behind the arc in the first half.

The opening minutes were tight and neither team led by more than four points in the first 9:11. W&L went on a 9-2 run (32-19) and continued to lead the rest of the half. The Generals  closed out the first stanza with a 20-point advantage, 48-28.

The Quakers outscored the Blue and White 19-8 and cut the score to an 11-point game at 10:17 (58-47) in the second half. However, W&L held GC scoreless over the next 5:17 to assume a 26-point lead (73-47) at the 5:00 mark and cruised to the 25-point victory.

The Generals (8-13, 7-9) were led by Kane, who grabbed eight boards to go along with her 26 points, while junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 18 points and a career-high eight assists. Freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) tallied a career-high 14 points and totaled eight rebounds and senior guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) amassed nine points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Junior forward Tracey Croner led four Quakers (10-12, 5-12) in double-figures with 16 points. Junior guard Jessica Casto recorded 14 points, while freshman forward Destiny Carden totaled 11 points. Freshman guard Lauren LeFevers tallied 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a 2:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Roanoke

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Roanoke used a 19-0 run midway through the second half en route to defeating Washington and Lee, 60-44, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The opening minutes of the game featured four ties and five lead changes. Roanoke built a six-point lead two times in the closing 5:35 of the first period and held a 27-24 edge at the break.

W&L (7-13, 6-9) out-scored the Maroons, 11-7, over the first 6:28 of the second half and led by one point, 35-34, with 13:32 left. However, RC (12-9, 10-5) then held W&L scoreless for the next 7:58 using the aforementioned run to take a 53-35 lead with 5:40 to play and claim the 16-point victory.

The Blue and White, whose three-game winning streak was ended with the loss, were hampered by 23 turnovers and were out-rebounded by the Maroons, 41-33.

Senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) paced the Generals with 16 points and eight rebounds. With her 16 points, Krouchick moves into fourth all-time in scoring at W&L with 1,266 career points, surpassing Megan Babst ‘02 (1,265). Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) also added 12 points.

Roanoke was led by senior forward Erin Hanson’s (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) 14 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman center Jordan Gholson (Louisa, Va./Louisa County) totaled 13 points and six rebounds, while sophomore guard Caitlyn Long (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) registered 10 markers.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Greensboro, N.C., to take on Guilford at 7:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) paced four Generals in double figures as Washington and Lee defeated Randolph, 62-51, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening.

Wolff scored 11 of her points in the opening stanza as the Generals (7-12, 6-8) built a six-point (32-26) lead at the break. The WildCats (5-14, 3-12) sliced the W&L lead to just two points (43-41) with 10:14 left in the game, but the Generals went on an immediate 8-0 run to push out to a 51-41 lead with 7:29 left in the game en route to their third-straight victory.

W&L grabbed 21 offensive rebounds in posting a 47-36 advantage on the boards. The Generals also forced 22 Randolph turnovers and limited the WildCats to just 26.7 percent (8-30) shooting in the second half.

Wolff was joined in double digits by freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) and junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels). Herman tied her career-high with 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Kane scored 11 points, all in the second half. Ridenhour added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists and senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) totaled seven points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Randolph was led by sophomore guard Katie Rechnitzer, who scored a game-high 26 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. Junior guard Sam Schaffstall notched 16 points, while freshman forward Michelle Brockman chipped in five points and 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Roanoke for a 4:00 pm contest. The game will be part of the WBCA’s Think Pink Initiative to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.

Women's Basketball vs. Emory & Henry

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) totaled career highs in points (19) and rebounds (17) as Washington and Lee posted a 82-69 victory over Emory & Henry in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (6-12, 5-8) used a hot-shooting first half (60.0, 21-35) to take a 50-27 lead into the break. W&L continued to hold a double-digit advantage throughout the second half, but the Wasps attempted a late comeback, cutting the score to 11 points twice in the waning seconds of the game. However, the Blue and White connected on six of its eight foul shot attempts in the final 18 seconds to secure its second-straight win.

W&L’s 50-point first half is its largest opening-stanza output since a 59-point first half against Lesley in 2000-01.

Additionally, the Generals posted a season-high 26 assists and out-rebounded E&H, 41-31.

Kamp hit 8-of-10 of her attempts from the floor and was 3-of-4 from the foul line en route to her career night. Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), and senior forwards Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) also posted double-digits in scoring for the Generals. Ridenhour tied a season-high with 19 points and tied her career-high with six assists. Krouchick notched 15 points and five assists, while Kane registered 14 points and a career-high eight assists.

E&H (6-13, 4-10) was paced by sophomores Alex Lyons (Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee) and Sarah Petty (White Bluff, Tenn./Creek Wood), who each dropped in 21 points. Petty also dished out five assists and added five rebounds.

The Generals look to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on Randolph College on Friday at 7:00 pm in Lynchburg, Va.

Women's Basketball vs. Guilford

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee held Guilford to just 15.6 percent shooting in the first half and jumped out to an early 19-3 lead as the Generals posted a 64-53 win over the Quakers in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

Guilford connected on just one of its first 16 shots as W&L held a 16-point advantage (19-3) with 7:32 to play in the opening stanza en route to a 29-16 lead at the half. The Generals led by as many as 15 (33-18) with 18:41 remaining, but the Quakers rallied and cut the margin to single digits on several occasions, including getting as close as five points (47-42) with 5:56 to play. However, the Blue and White subsequently used a 9-1 run over the next 2:34 to take a 56-43 lead in securing the 11-point victory.

The Generals (5-12, 4-8), who snapped a five-game losing streak with the win, out-rebounded GC, 55-43. Guilford was hampered by 15.6 percent first-half shooting (5-32) and shot just 25.8 percent (16-62) from the floor for the game.

Senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) paced four Generals in double-figures with 14 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) tallied 11 points and a game-high five assists, while senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) and junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) each added 10 markers. Nadeau also added nine rebounds. Sophomore center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) totaled a team-high 10 rebounds, to go along with five points.

GC (10-7, 5-7) was paced by junior forward Tracey Croner (Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan), who totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore guard Ann Seufer’s (Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown) 16 points.

The Generals return to action on Feb. 5 when they host Emory & Henry at 7:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball at Bridgewater

Bridgewater senior guard Jessica Timberlake (Charlottesville, Va./Madison County) sunk one of two free throws in the final 2.6 seconds of the game to give the Eagles a 50-49 victory over Washington and Lee ODAC women’s basketball on Saturday at the Nininger Hall.

The opening minutes of the contest featured nine lead changes and two ties, but BC built a seven-point lead (25-18) with 3:20 to play in the first half. W&L closed the first stanza with five unanswered points in the last 7.1 seconds to cut the Bridgewater lead to 27-25.

The Eagles opened the second half with an 8-2 run to take a 35-27 lead at 15:26 and continued to lead by as many as nine points twice in the final 5:10 of the contest. However, the Generals scored six-straight points to cut it to a three-point game, (46-43), at 1:27. BC then upped the lead to five, (48-43), with 42 seconds left. The Generals then scored three-pointers on back-to-back possessions to tie the game 49-49, but Timberlake was fouled and hit the second of her attempts to give the Eagles the victory.

The Generals (4-12, 3-8) were paced by senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Stations, Va./Robinson), who registered her first-ever double-double on 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) tallied 12 points and collected six boards, while senior guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) chipped in eight points and grabbed nine boards.

The Eagles (8-7,6-5) had three players in double figures including Timberlake, who notched 11 points and four steals. Sophomore forward Nikki Sydnor (Radford, Va./Radford) tallied 10 points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Emileigh Lambert (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and junior center Rebecca Henderson (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) both notched 10 points and seven rebounds, respectively.

 Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Guilford at 7:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore center Molly Ariail tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and five steals to lead 20th-ranked Randolph-Macon to a 68-57 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The game was tight early on and featured eight lead changes and three ties in the first half until the Yellow Jackets (12-1, 7-1) stretched out to a seven-point (30-23) advantage at the break.

The Generals (4-11, 3-7) began the second stanza with a 9-4 run sparked by nine points from senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) to cut it to a 34-32 game with 13:46 remaining, but R-MC methodically pushed out to an 11-point lead (46-35) with 6:46 to go. W&L cut it to seven points on two occasions in the final six minutes, but could get no closer as the Yellow Jackets nailed 8-of-9 free throws in the final 1:30 to seal the win.

The Generals limited Randolph-Macon to just 38.1 percent (24-63) shooting from the floor, but could not overcome 24 turnovers.

Senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) led W&L with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Kane tallied 14 points, 13 of which were scored in the second half. Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) added 10 points.

Ariail went 9-for-9 from the foul line in leading the Yellow Jackets. Junior guard Amanda Hiltunen amassed 15 points, while junior forward Lindsay Riesbeck chipped in 12 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 2:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Randolph

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Michelle Brockman (Portsmouth, Va./I.C. Norcom) tallied a game-high 22 points and 13 rebounds as Randolph College snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 70-50 come-from-behind victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-10, 3-6) led by as many as 14 points (24-10) in the first half, but the WildCats used a 16-4 spurt over the final 7:01 of the first period to cut the W&L lead to two points, 28-26, at the break. The contest was tied five times in the opening minutes of the first half until a Brockman lay-up gave Randolph the lead for good (47-46) with 9:03 remaining. The WildCats then closed out the contest with a 23-3 run to secure the victory.

Randolph (2-10, 1-8) shot 48.3 percent (14-29) from the floor in the second stanza and 42.9 percent (24-56) in the game, compared to W&L’s 28.6 percent (18-63) performance.

W&L was led by senior forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 13 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) dropped in 11 markers, while senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) added 10 points.

Brockman’s 22-point outing was supplemented by sophomore guard Katie Rechnitzer (Burke, Va./Robinson), who had 20 points. Sophomore forward Lindsay Cross (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro) totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Ashland, Va., to take on 12th-ranked Randolph-Macon at 7:00 pm.

Women's Basketball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore forward Brittany Dahn (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) tallied 16 points and nine rebounds as Lynchburg downed Washington and Lee, 62-53, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-9, 3-5) scored the first seven points of the contest, however, Lynchburg rattled off an 18-2 run to take an 18-9 advantage with 6:55 remaining in the opening half. The Generals cut the lead to one, 18-17, at 4:18, but the Hornets held on for a five-point lead at the break.

W&L began the second half with a 10-4 spurt to take a 31-30 lead with 17:05 to play in the contest, but that would be its only lead of the second half as LC subsequently out-scored W&L, 16-5, over the next 5:58 to take a 10-point lead (46-36) at 11:47. The Generals managed to cut it to a three-point game (50-47) on a trey from senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson), but the Hornets went six-for-six from the charity stripe in the final 4:11 to hold on for the win.

The Blue and White were paced by Kane, senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who each had nine points. Krouchick also added a team-high eight rebounds and five assists.

Lynchburg (8-4, 5-2) was lead by Dahn, who also registered a team-high four assists, to go with her 16 points. Freshman guard Courtney Brewer (Culpeper, Va./Highland) posted 13 points, 11 in the second stanza, while sophomore guard Chevonne Booker (Richmond, Va./Thomas Jefferson) added 11 markers.

The Generals return to action on Saturday, hosting Randolph at 4:30 pm.

Women's Basketball at Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite recovered from a 12-point first half deficit to post a 71-62 victory over Washington and Lee ODAC women's basketball on Tuesday evening at Yoder Arena in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Generals (4-8, 3-4) held a 24-12 lead with 8:16 remaining in the first half, but EMU used an 11-0 run to cut W&L's advantage to one point, (24-23), with 5:50 remaining. The Generals responded with an 11-1 run and led 35-24 with 3:26 left, but the Royals closed out the first stanza with a 10-2 run to make it a three point game at the break, 37-34.

EMU (9-4, 5-2) scored the first six points of the second half and took the lead 40-37 at 17:58 and never trailed for the rest of the game. The Royals led by as many as 14, (61-47), with 7:06 to play en route to the nine point victory.

The Generals were paced by junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who amassed a season-high 19 points. Sophomore center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) racked up 12 points, while senior Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) chipped in 11 points and grabbed a season-high five steals.

Junior forward Caroyln Riley led four Royals in double figures with 20 points and grabbed seven boards. Sophomore guard Ebony Dennis added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while senior center Jolene Kratz registered 15 points and 12 rebounds. Senior guard Tara Jones chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to ODAC action as they host Lynchburg on Friday for a 7:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball at Roanoke

SALEM, Va. -- Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) drilled a pair of three-pointers in the final 1:26 of the game to lift the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 61-57 come-from-behind victory over Roanoke on Friday afternoon at the Bast Center.

The Generals (4-7, 3-3) trailed by as many 15 points in the first half and did not lead in the contest until Ridenhour drained her second three-pointer in row to give W&L a 59-57 lead with 47 seconds remaining.

Roanoke held a 30-18 lead at the break and led by 13 points (55-42) with 6:30 remaining in the contest. However, the Generals held the Maroons to just one field goal and outscored RC, 19-2, the rest of the way to pull out the comeback win.

Freshman guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) also helped key the comeback with nine points during the game-ending run that was capped off by a pair of free throws by senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) with 13 seconds remaining.

W&L shot just 22.2 percent from the field in the first half, but recovered to shoot 51.5 percent in the deciding period. The Generals also held a 42-33 advantage on the boards.

Long led W&L with 13 points and four assists, while senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied 11 points and six rebounds. Kane dropped in eight points and collected eight boards, while Ridenhour added eight points as well.

Roanoke (4-7, 2-4) was paced by junior guard Virginia Ann Hagood’s 13 points and seven rebounds. Senior guard Torri Bridge chipped in 11 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball at Virginia Wesleyan

NORFOLK, Va.-- Virginia Wesleyan sophomore guard Tonia Jones (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) led three players in double figures with 20 points to lead the Marlins to a 52-38 victory over Washington & Lee in ODAC women’s basketball on Tuesday evening at the Donald M. Forsyth Court.

The Generals (3-7, 2-3) shot 22.2 percent in the first half on 6-of-27 shooting and the Marlins pushed out a double-digit lead at the end of the first stanza, 27-16. The Blue and White opened the second half scoring the first three baskets, cutting the Marlins lead to 27-22 at 17:46. The Generals also trailed by six on three occasions, but the Marlins took a 12-point lead on a three-pointer by Jones at 7:38 and never trailed by less than double-digits the rest of the way.

The Generals were paced by sophomore center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran), who recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) also notched nine points, while junior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) recorded eight points and eight rebounds.

Jones’ notched five rebounds for the Marlins (9-2, 6-0), while senior forward Heather Phillips (Hillsboro, Va./Ashburn Stone Bridge) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward Taylor Lowe (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) also registered 12 points.

 Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it travels to Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee erased a 13-point second-half deficit in posting a 54-47 victory over Bridgewater in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-6, 2-2) struggled offensively in the first half and Bridgewater used a 16-2 run midway through the stanza en route to owning a 26-17 lead at the break. The Eagles (2-5, 0-3) extended their lead to 13 (34-21) with 14:58 to play in the contest and had a 10-point edge (42-32) with 9:24 remaining. However, W&L held BC to just two field goals the rest of way, using a decisive 22-5 run to claim the victory.

W&L held a 41-33 advantage on the boards and forced 27 Bridgewater turnovers.

Sophomore center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) paced the Generals with 13 points and eight rebounds. Kamp shot 6-of-9 from the floor and scored 11 points during the game-deciding run. Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) totaled 12 points and six boards, while freshman guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hasting) tallied eight points, a career-high six assists and six steals.

Bridgewater was led by sophomore guard Kristin Bosserman’s (Staunton, Va./Riverheads) 12 points and freshman forward Jordan Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby), who totaled 10 markers.

The Generals travel to Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Newport News Apprentice

Freshman forward Tyisha Battle (Danville, Va./George Washington) registered 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead Newport News Apprentice to a 56-51 win over Washington and Lee in women’s basketball action on Thursday evening at the Warner Center.

Both teams struggled offensively in the first half and the score was knotted at 20-20 at the break. The Generals (2-6) opened the second stanza with a 14-3 run, taking a 34-23 edge with 16:25 left in the game. Apprentice (3-4) chipped away at the W&L advantage and tied the game, 38-38, at 10:14. Three lead changes and three ties ensued from that point on until a three-pointer by freshman guard Jasmine Gerald (Stafford, Va./Broad Run) with 1:10 remaing gave Apprentice the lead for good, 53-51, with 1:10 remaining. The Builders went on to sink three-of-four foul shots in the final 33 seconds to ice the game.

W&L held a 48-40 advantage on the boards, but committed 17 turnovers.

The Generals were paced by senior forwards Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson), who each tallied 14 points. Freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) registered six points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

Junior guard Rashann Lewter (Hampton, Va./Hampton) also scored in double-figures for NNA, totaling a game-high 18 points, while Gerald added 12 points.

The Generals will now take a 30-day hiatus for the holidays and return to action on Jan. 5 when they host Bridgewater at 2:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Hollins

HOLLINS, Va.-- Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) led five W&L players in double-figures with a season-high 15 points as the Generals cruised to a 80-50 victory over Hollins in ODAC women’s basketball on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (2-5, 1-2) jumped out to a 38-10 lead with 5:40 remaining in the first half, but Hollins closed the opening stanza with a 16-6 run to cut it to a 44-26 game at the break. W&L answered the run with a 20-3 outburst in the opening 7:41 of the second half to open a 64-29 lead with 12:19 remaining in cruising to the 80-50 victory.

Kane also grabbed five rebounds for the Generals, while freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) tied a career-high with 11 points and grabbed a career-high 15 boards. Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) tallied 12 points and tied her career-high with six assists, while senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) notched 11 points and a season-high five steals. Senior guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) also chipped in 10 points.

Nicole Grant recorded 18 points and seven rebounds, while Tamara Phillips chipped in 12 points and four steals for Hollins (0-6, 0-4).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday as it hosts Apprentice School for a 6:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Wesleyan used a 33-2 run between the first and second halves as it handed Washington and Lee a 61-44 loss in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

W&L (1-5, 0-2) led by seven points, 24-17, with 5:55 to play in the first half. However, a pair of foul shots by junior guard Bryttani Payton (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) at 4:56 keyed the aforementioned run and the Marlins led by six (30-24) at the half. VWC then extended its advantage to 24 points (50-26) with 11:31 to play in the contest en route to the 17-point victory.

The Marlins (5-1, 2-0) held a 42-38 advantage on the boards and forced 20 W&L turnovers. Senior forward Heather Phillips (Hillsboro, Va./Stone Bridge) paced VWC with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while sophomore forward Maggie Smith (Chesapeake, Va./Home schooled) added 10 markers, all in the second half.

The Generals were led by senior forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 15 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added nine points and six boards.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Hollins for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Randolph-Macon

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore center Molly Ariail (York, Pa./ York Suburban) paced four Randolph-Macon players in double-figures with 17 points as the 22nd-ranked Yellow Jackets defeated Washington and Lee, 81-57, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

Randolph-Macon (4-0, 2-0) connected on 54.5 percent (18-33) of its first half shots and led by as many as 18 points (23-5 at 10:53; 25-7 at 9:04) in the first half. After taking a 40-26 lead into the break, the Yellow Jackets held the Generals to just one field goal in the opening 10:22 of the second half and cruised to the 24-point victory.

R-MC shot 52.5 percent (32-61) for the game and forced 22 W&L turnovers. Ariail shot 8-for-14 from the floor en route to her 17 markers. Senior guard Jess Shifflett (Ruckersville, Va./William Monroe) notched 14 points, while junior guard Amanda Hiltunen (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) totaled 11 points. Junior forward Lindsay Riesbeck (Newport News, Va./Menchville) added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) scored a season-high 16 points for W&L to go along with four steals, while freshman guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) registered a career-high 11 points.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Virginia Wesleyan at 4:30 pm.

Women's Basketball at Mary Baldwin

STAUNTON, Va.-- Washington and Lee senior guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied a season-high 21 points, including the go-ahead layup with 57 seconds remaining to help lead the Generals to a 62-59 victory over Mary Baldwin in women’s basketball on Tuesday evening.

Mary Baldwin (3-1) jumped out to 9-0 lead in the opening 4:10 of the game and stretched the advantage to 14 points (19-5) at the 11:57 mark. However, the Generals managed to cut it to a two-point game at the half (28-26).

The Blue and White (1-3) chipped away at the Squirrels’ lead early in the second stanza and took its first lead of the game, 37-34, at the 14:32 mark. The second half featured 11 lead changes and eight ties, the final tie coming on MBC senior guard Jessica Carter’s three free throws that knotted the game at 59-59 with 1:11 remaining. Krouchick then hit the go-ahead layup and added a late free throw for the final margin.

Krouchick also grabbed nine rebounds for the Generals, while sophomore center Kaitlin Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) tied a career-high with 15 points and grabbed a season-high seven boards. Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) also chipped in 10 points.

Carter tallied 21 points and six steals and was 7-of-8 from the foul line, while junior guard Christie Hamilton racked up nine points and 12 rebounds for the Squirrels.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it hosts 22nd-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball vs. Mary Washington

LEXINGTON, Va. – Mary Washington senior center Liz Hickey (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic) racked up 25 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks as the top-ranked Eagles posted a 79-64 victory over the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (0-3) took an early four-point edge, 11-7, just four minutes into the contest and led by one, 14-13, with 12:30 to play in the first half. The Eagles took the lead for good, 15-14, off a lay-up by junior guard Katy Larson (McGaheysville, Va./Spotswood) on the ensuing possession. W&L kept within striking distance, trailing by just one point (26-25 at 8:39; 28-27 at 6:47), however UMW closed out the half with a 16-4 run to take a 44-31 lead into the break.

The Eagles (3-0) held the Generals to just one point in the opening 3:58 of the second half as they extended their lead to 24 points (56-32) at 16:04. W&L managed a late push, cutting the margin to 14 points (73-59) with 2:40 to play, but it wasn’t enough as UMW held on for the 79-64 win.

Senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) led the W&L scorers with 13 points, totaling all of her offense in the second half. Kane also added eight rebounds, while freshman center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) tallied a career-high 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with six minutes left in the game.

Hickey hit 10-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-8 from the foul line en route to her game-high point tally, while junior forward Ashton Mitchell (Prince George, Va./Prince George) recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Amanda Bates (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) rounded out the Eagles in double-digits with 10 markers.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Mary Baldwin for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Goucher

LANCASTER, Pa. – Goucher guard Shadae Swan scored a game-high 18 points, including the free throw that forced overtime, as the Gophers defeated the Washington and Lee women’s basketball, 73-64, in overtime in the second day of the Terry Greene Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Sunday afternoon.

The Generals led by as many as six points in the early goings of the first half, but Goucher tied the contest for the fourth time, 19-19, at 9:01 and then used a 13-4 run to take a 32-23 lead at 5:06. However, W&L poured in all of the final 10 points of the half, capped by a three-pointer by junior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J. Holy Angels) with four seconds left that gave W&L a 33-32 edge going into the break.

The second half featured 14 lead changes and seven ties, with no team leading by more than three points. The Generals took a 59-58 advantage at 3:53, but did not score for the rest of regulation and Swan hit the second of a pair of free throws with 43 seconds to play to force the extra session.

In overtime, both teams traded buckets in the opening minutes, and the contest was tied at 64-64 with 2:35 remaining in the period. However, Goucher scored nine-unanswered points, hitting 7-of-8 from the foul line, and emerged with a 73-64 win.

W&L (0-2) was paced by Ridenhour, who scored 16 points, and senior forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Goucher (1-1) had four players in double digits, including Swan. Amber Smith added 17, Candra Scott tallied 11 points and Taqwisha Richardson posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they host top-ranked and 2007 Division III Final Four participant Mary Washington at 7:00 pm at the Warner Center.

Women's Basketball vs. Alvernia

LANCASTER, Pa. – Alvernia’s Kelli McIntyre scored a game-high 19 points as the Crusaders posted a 76-66 win over Washington and Lee women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon at the Terry Greene Tip-Off hosted by Franklin & Marshall.

Alvernia (1-0) took a seven-point lead (14-7) with 12:33 remaining in the first half, but the Generals responded and trailed by one point (22-21) with 6:45 to play in the half. However, the Crusaders then scored seven-answered points and used a 12-4 spurt over the final 3:31 of the stanza to take a 41-28 lead into the break.

In the second half, Alvernia extended its advantage to 16 points, 47-31, with 17:34 to play in the contest, but an 8-0 run by W&L cut the lead to single-digits (49-41) at 14:22. The Generals trimmed the Crusaders’ edge to five points three times in the final seven minutes, including trailing 68-63 with 3:39 to go, but that was as close as they would get as Alvernia held on to emerge with a 76-66 victory.

Washington and Lee (0-1) held a 51-37 advantage on the boards, but was hampered by 22 turnovers and 34.9 percent shooting from the floor (22-of-63). Alvernia shot 43.5 percent from the field (27-of-62) and turned the ball over 12 times.

W&L was paced by senior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), who tallied a team-high 13 points, connecting on all five attempts from the charity stripe. Senior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) registered a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 10 boards, while senior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) added 10 points.

McIntyre was aided in Alvernia’s offensive effort by Ashley Blevins’ 10 points and Tracee Harrison and Joanna Graber, who each totaled nine points.

The Generals return to action Sunday in the consolation game of the Terry Greene Tip-Off at 1:00 pm. W&L will take on the loser of the Franklin & Marshall/Goucher contest.