Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater

SALEM, Va. -- Fourth-seeded Bridgewater College limited fifth-seeded Washington and Lee to just 33.9 percent (20-59) shooting from the floor and forced 26 turnovers in defeating the Generals, 77-65, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament held on Thursday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

The Eagles (16-10) used a 10-0 run midway through the first half to build a 10-point advantage (18-8) with 11:13 to play. The Generals closed to within 36-32 with 13 seconds left in the half and the Eagles carried a 38-32 lead into the break.

The Generals remained within striking distance early in the second stanza, trailing just 46-40 with 14:50 remaining. However, Bridgewater used a 19-7 run over the next 6:49 to take a commanding 18-point (65-47) lead with 8:01 left in the contest. W&L would close the gap to seven points (68-61) with 3:48 left, but could get no closer as Bridgewater claimed its third win over W&L this season.

First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led W&L with 21 points and nine rebounds, while first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) tallied 15 points and five boards. Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 14 points and seven steals and sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds.

Jennifer Saunders paced Bridgewater with 16 points. Jordan Burkholder registered 14 points and five assists, while Kristin Bosserman and Jenny Logan totaled 13 points each.

With the loss, Washington and Lee ends its 2008-09 season with a 14-12 overall record.

 

Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater College closed the game with a 7-0 run over the final 1:50 to walk away with a 76-72 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (14-11, 13-7) had trailed 68-60 with 3:37 left in the game, but used a 12-1 run over the next 1:47 to take a 72-69 lead with 1:50 left in the game. However, the Eagles (15-10, 13-7) reassumed the lead at 73-72 on a layup by sophomore forward Jennifer Saunders (Richmond, Va./Monacan) with 49 seconds remaining and made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 34 seconds to put the game away.

Bridgewater shot 64.0 percent (16-25) in the first half en route to posting a 41-34 lead at the break. The Generals took the lead back at 47-45 with a 13-4 surge in the opening 4:33 of the second stanza and led by as many as five points (54-49) with 12:06 left in the game. However, Bridgewater then went on a 18-2 run over the next 6:26 to take an 11-point advantage (57-56) with 5:40 to play.

First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led the Generals with 20 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, a career-high eight steals and six assists. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) tallied 18 points, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 16 markers.

Bridgewater, which shot 59.6 percent (28-47) for the game but committed 27 turnovers, was paced by junior forward Kristin Bosserman's (Staunton, Va./Riverheads) 16 points. Senior center Rebecca Henderson (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) logged 15 points and 11 boards, while Saunders chipped in 14 points and five rebounds.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament in Salem, Va. The Generals will be the No. 5 seed and will play fourth-seeded Bridgewater at 3:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Roanoke

SALEM, Va. - The Washington and Lee women's basketball team never trailed en route to snapping Roanoke's 13-game winning streak with a 65-54 victory over the Maroons in ODAC action on Friday evening at the Bast Center.

The first half featured a pair of ties, including a 26-26 deadlock with 3:43 left before the break. From there, the Generals (14-10, 13-6) closed the first stanza on a 12-2 run for a 38-28 lead at the break.

W&L shot 62.5 percent (15-24) from the floor in the opening 20 minutes and pushed their lead to as many as 15 points (60-45) with 9:49 left in the game. The Maroons (21-3, 16-3) clawed to within eight points (62-54) with 3:04 left to play, but could get no closer as the Generals won for the ninth time in their last 11 games.

Washington and Lee shot 49.1 percent (26-53) for the game and out-rebounded the Maroons, 46-31.

Four Generals scored in double-figures led by first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale), who notched a game-high 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. Senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) notched 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) tallied 13 points. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) added 11 points and 12 rebounds, while first-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) chipped in four points and 10 boards.

Roanoke, which shot just 31.3 percent (20-64) from the field, was paced by Caitlyn Long's 20 points. Virginia Ann Hagood also contributed 10 points for the Maroons.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Bridgewater for a 4:30 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Mennonite

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team jumped out to a 21-6 lead in the opening 10:03 of the game and cruised to a 70-44 ODAC victory over Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals are now 13-10 overall and 12-6 in the league. W&L's 12 ODAC wins set a program record for conference victories in a season, besting the previous mark of 11 set during the 1998-99 and 2006-07 campaigns.

W&L led 36-17 at the intermission and held EMU (13-11, 8-11) to just 28.0 percent shooting (7-25) from the floor in the first stanza. The Generals then extended their lead to as many as 30 points (63-33) in the second half en route to the 26-point triumph.

The Blue and White were led by sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), who recorded her second double-double this year with 16 points and 10 rebounds. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) tallied 15 points, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) chipped in nine points, three assists and two steals. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) added six points and nine rebounds.

Sophomore center Danielle Scott (Summit, N.J./Summit) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Royals, who shot just 31.0 percent (18-58) for the game and committed 20 turnovers. Junior forward Miranda Wolfe (Verona, Va./Fort Defiance) registered eight points and nine rebounds, while junior guard Melissa Lewis (Stuarts Draft, Va./Stuarts Draft) totaled eight points, eight boards, four steals and three assists.

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

Women's Basketball at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. - Washington and Lee had all five starters record double figures for the first time in four seasons, but it was not enough as the Generals fell to Randolph-Macon, 79-70, in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday evening at Crenshaw Gymnasium.

The Blue & White (12-10, 11-6) shot 47.9 percent (23-48) from the floor, but could not overcome 26 turnovers and just 2-for-9 (.222) shooting from beyond the arc.

The first half was tightly contested as the Yellow Jackets (18-5, 15-3) carried a 38-33 advantage into the halftime break.

R-MC held a slight lead for much of the opening 10 minutes second half, but the Generals knotted the game at 56-56 on a layup by senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) with 9:46 to play.

However, the Yellow Jackets went on a 14-6 run over the next 5:41 to assume a 70-62 lead at the 4:05 mark. W&L could get no closer than six points (70-64) the rest of the way as R-MC claimed the nine-point win.

The Generals were paced by first-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), who tallied 22 points and eight rebounds. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) posted 16 points, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 12 markers. Nadeau and sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 10 points and six rebounds apiece.

Molly Ariail led Randolph-Macon with 22 points and seven boards. Amanda Hiltunen chipped in 15 points and seven assists, while Maggie Roy and Katie Williams added 11 points each.

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

Women's Basketball at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. - Washington and Lee jumped out to a 15-6 lead just 4:51 into the game and never trailed en route to a 62-55 win over Emory & Henry in ODAC women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the King Center.

The Generals (12-9, 11-5) led 29-23 at the break and pushed out to a 37-23 lead just 2:37 into the second stanza on the strength of eight-straight points from sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic).

The Wasps (7-14, 5-11) chipped away at the W&L lead and eventually cut it to a four-point game (42-38) with 10:56 to play, but the Generals used a 9-2 surge to push back to an 11-point advantage (51-40) with 8:53 to play. E&H sliced it to a five-point game (60-55) with 44 seconds remaining, but could get no closer as W&L won for the seventh time in its last eight games.

Four Generals scored in double figures led by first-year guard Meghan Ingram's (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) 15 points and five assists. Herman scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) tallied 12 points and tied a season-high with four steals. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) contributed her seventh double-double of the season, totaling 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Emory & Henry was led by Sarah Petty, who scored 11 points. Alex Lyons added 10 points for the Wasps.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 4:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Randolph

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee limited Randolph College to only four field goals in the final 13:19 of the game in posting a 55-46 victory over the WildCats in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Randolph (3-16, 2-14) jumped out to an early 10-4 lead at the 15:16 mark, but the Generals began chipping away at the WildCats advantage and eventually tied the contest, 16-16, at 7:25. However, RC then outscored W&L, 10-6, down the stretch to hold a 26-22 edge at the break.

Washington and Lee (11-9, 10-5) took its first lead of the game (31-28) at 16:15 of the second stanza when first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) drilled a three-pointer. Randolph regained the lead two more times over the next 5:24, but W&L finished the game on an 18-10 run over the final 10:51 for their sixth victory out of the last seven games.

The Generals were led by Ingram, who totaled 16 points, five rebounds and four steals. Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) also added a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) chipped in six points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.

The WildCats were paced by junior forward Lindsay Cross (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro) and first-year forward Kristen Blalock (Suffolk, Va./Portsmouth Christian), who registered 14 points apiece. Cross also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and dished out a team-high four assists. Sophomore forward Michelle Brockman (Portsmouth, Va./I.C. Norcom) added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

Women's Basketball at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg College drilled 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:12 of the game to come away with a 73-70 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women's basketball action on Friday evening at Turner Gym.

The Generals (10-9, 9-5) led by as many as seven points (22-15) in the opening stanza, but the Hornets (8-12, 6-9) closed the first half on a 6-2 run and then opened the second period with a 13-0 surge to assume a 53-40 lead with 11:58 remaining in the game.

W&L began the second half by missing its first 14 shots from the field until senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) broke the scoreless streak with a layup at the 11:31 mark to make the score 53-42.

The Generals proceeded to chip away at the LC lead and eventually regained the advantage at 69-68 on a free throw by first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) with 1:37 left. However, Lynchburg took the lead back for good just 25 seconds later when Tamara Snead dropped in a pair of free throws as the Hornets closed the game out from the charity stripe.

Washington and Lee, which saw a five-game winning streak snapped, shot just 27.3 percent (9-33) from the floor in the second half and hit only 12-of-21 (.571) free throws for the game.

Ingram paced W&L with 20 points, while first-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) contributed 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Ridenhour chipped in 15 points.

Kylie Lucas led Lynchburg with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Kristina Darby notched 14 points and six assists, while Snead pitched in 12 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Randolph College for a 4:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to seize control of the game and record a 50-47 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals trailed by as many as 11 points (24-13) with 6:47 left in the first half before closing the gap to four points (26-22) at the intermission.

The lead changed hands four times in the opening 9:26 of the first stanza before W&L assumed a 35-34 advantage on a three-pointer by first-year guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littletown, Colo./Heritage) with 11:34 remaining. Pfannenstein's triple spearheaded the Generals decisive and go-ahead 8-0 run.

VWC (13-6, 10-4) could not regain the lead, but pulled to within one point (48-47) with 1:12 remaining on an old-fashioned three-point play by senior guard Jocelyn Spencer (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads).

The Marlins had the ball with a chance to take the lead in the final 30 seconds of the game, but first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) recorded a key block on the defensive end and then knocked down a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to preserve W&L's fifth-straight victory and first over the Marlins in their last eight tries.

W&L (10-8, 9-4) limited VWC to just 29.3 percent (17-58) shooting for the game, including 23.5 percent (8-34) in the second half. The Generals also held a 49-29 advantage on the boards.

Ingram led the Blue and White with a game-high 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) posted 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) registered 10 points and seven boards. Senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) tied a season-high with 11 rebounds.

The Marlins were paced by Spencer's 12 points and 10 points from senior guard Bryttani Payton (Stafford, Va./North Stafford).

The Generals return to the hardwood on Friday when they travel to Lynchburg for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) scored a team-high 18 points and set a new school-record for three-pointers made in a season to lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 67-56 victory over Guilford in ODAC basketball action at the Ragan-Brown Fieldhouse on Friday evening.

Ingram connected on three three-pointers in the game, all in the first half, and now has 48 on the season. She breaks the old mark of 46 held by Louisa Feve ’06.

Leading 14-7 at the 12:12 mark of the first half, W&L (9-8, 8-4) went on an 11-0 run, capped by a trey from senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), to grab a 25-7 advantage and went into the break up 37-20.

The Generals shot 53.8 percent (14-of-26) in the first half, including 8-of-11 from beyond the arc.

Guilford (7-11, 6-7) opened the second half on a 16-6 run to pull within seven points (43-36) at the 10:50 mark. However, W&L scored the next six points over the next minute of play to push the lead back to 13 (49-36) at 9:50. The Quakers then used a 13-4 run to pull within four points at 5:40 before W&L gained control and went on to post the 11-point victory.

In addition to her 18 points, Ingram grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists and collected three steals. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) collected her fifth double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Ridenhour added 11 points and five assists.

Guilford was led by senior forward Tracey Croner (Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan), who scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Junior guard Alexa Williams (Round Hill, Va./Loudon Valley) added 13 points, while first-year forward Alexandria Miles (Stockbridge, Ga./Our Lady of Mercy) chipped in nine points and five boards.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 7:00 pm.




Women's Basketball vs. Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. - Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) tied a season high with 15 points in leading Washington and Lee to a 72-55 victory over Southern Virginia in non-conference women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (8-8) connected on 47.8 percent shooting from behind the arc (11-23), one three-pointer shy of tying the school record for threes made in a game.

The opening minutes were tightly contested until W&L went on a 12-2 run midway through the first half to take a 28-12 edge at 4:43 en route to a 42-19 cushion at the break. The Generals shot 58.3 percent from distance (7-12) and held a 23-13 advantage on the boards in the first stanza.

Southern Virginia immediately began chipping away at Washington and Lee's advantage to start the second period using a 12-4 run to cut it to a 49-31 contest at 13:52. However, the Generals pushed back out to a 25-point lead (68-43) at the 5:26 mark in cruising to their fifth-straight win over the Knights.

Ridenhour was joined in double-digits by senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and first-year guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littletown, Colo./Heritage), who totaled 13 points apiece. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) and first-year guard Megan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) both chipped in eight points. First-year guard Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham) scored seven points and grabbed a team-best eight boards.

SVU (11-8) was paced by junior guard Tricia Dixon's (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) game-high 22 points. First-year forward Kezia Ford (Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) added 14 markers, while first-year forward Amanda Prestwich (Highland, Utah/Lone Park) totaled nine points and nine rebounds.

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

Women's Basketball vs. Emory & Henry

LEXINGTON, Va. - First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) amassed 25 points as Washington and Lee cruised to a 78-46 victory over Emory & Henry in ODAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (7-8, 7-4) used an 11-0 run midway through the first half to take a 30-15 lead at 7:33 en route to a 44-23 halftime advantage. W&L then extended its lead to as many as 35 points (78-34) in the second half in cruising to the 32-point triumph.

W&L held the Wasps to just 35.8 percent shooting (19-53) and forced 27 Emory & Henry turnovers.

Ingram's efforts were supplemented by sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), who registered her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) added nine points and three steals, while senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) grabbed eight boards.

E&H (3-11, 2-8) was led by junior forward Alex Lyons' (Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee High) 15 points and five rebounds. Junior guard Baylie Snyder (Galax, Va./Galax) recorded six points and seven rebounds, while sophomore forward Tuesdee Woods (Gate City, Va./Gate City) and junior guard Sarah Petty (White Bluff, Tenn./Creek Wood) chipped in six points apiece.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Southern Virginia for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Hollins

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore forward Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) and sophomore guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) registered 15 points apiece as Washington and Lee cruised to an 82-47 victory over Hollins University on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (6-8, 6-4) used a 19-1 run in the opening 5:33 of the game to take a 25-9 lead at 11:40 and never trailed again in the contest en route to the 35-point triumph.

W&L held a 52-25 advantage on the boards and forced 25 HU turnovers.

Long’s point total was a career-high and was supplemented by junior center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran), who added a season-high 11 points and seven rebounds. Senior guard Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By the Sea) chipped in seven points and recorded a career-high 16 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Hollins (0-14, 0-10) was led by sophomore guard Tamara Phillips (Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt), who amassed 14 points and five assists. Senior center Emily Long (Melbourne, Fla./Holy Trinity) chipped in 11 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 2:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball at Bridgewater

Sophomore guard Bianca Booker hit a fade-away jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Bridgewater to a 70-69 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Nininger Hall.

The Generals led 69-68 and went to the foul line for a 1-and-1 with 17 seconds remaining. W&L missed the front end and Bridgewater sophomore guard Jordan Burkholder rebounded the miss and then pulled up for a jumper with seven seconds remaining. Booker rebounded the Burkholder miss and tallied the game-winner.

The Eagles (8-6, 6-3) took an early 10-4 lead at 15:33 of the first half, but the Generals (5-8, 5-4) slowly began chipping away at their advantage and used a 12-1 run to post a 40-29 lead at the break.

W&L led 49-39 at 14:35 of the second period, but the Eagles used a 13-7 run over the next 4:04 to make it a four-point game (56-52) at 10:31. BC continued chipping away at the Generals’ advantage and eventually took the lead at 5:32 (61-60), their first lead since the opening stanza.

BC outrebounded the Generals, 46-36, and hampered W&L to just 40.9 percent shooting from the floor (27-66).

Bridgewater was paced by senior forward Jennifer Saunders’ 17 points and seven rebounds. Burkholder tallied 15 points and four assists, while sophomore guard Emileigh Lambert chipped in 12 points and grabbed nine boards.

First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) led four Generals in double-figures with her fourth double-double of the season, 18 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) totaled 12 points, while first-year guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) registered 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the arc. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 10 markers.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday as they host Hollins for a 7:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball vs. Roanoke

LEXINGTON, Va. – Roanoke outscored Washington and Lee 10-2 over the game’s final 2:46 to eke out a 71-68 victory over the Generals in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

The Maroons (10-2, 6-2) used a 9-2 run midway through the second half to take a six-point lead (48-42) at 10:41. However, W&L (5-7, 5-3) responded with an 11-0 run of its own to make it a 53-48 game at 7:52. RC then began chipping away at the Generals advantage and used the aforementioned run to secure the one-point victory.

The first half was tightly contested and featured 11 lead changes and four ties, as W&L entered the break with a slim 34-33 advantage. The Generals shot an even 50 percent (14-28) from the field, while the Maroons shot 48.1 percent (13-27) from the floor in the first stanza.

Junior guard Jaleesa Osborne (Ordinary, Va./Gloucester) led four Maroons in double-digits as she totaled 15 points and a game-high six assists. Sophomore center Jordan Gholson (Louisa, Va./Louisa County) registered 13 points, while junior guard Caitlyn Long (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) added 12 markers. Senior center Marcy Conner (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) chipped in 10 points and grabbed five boards.

W&L was paced by sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), who tallied 16 points and six rebounds before fouling out with 1:05 left in the game. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) registered 15 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) recorded 13 points and six boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball at Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) hit a three-pointer in the final second to give Washington and Lee a 71-69 victory over Eastern Mennonite in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at Yoder Arena.

The Royals (10-3, 5-3) led by as many as nine points (47-38) in the second half, but the Generals (5-6, 5-2) chipped away at the lead, eventually tying the game at 68-68 with 20 seconds remaining on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings). EMU re-took the lead with nine seconds remaining as Melissa Lewis was fouled and hit the first free throw. However, her second shot missed and was rebounded by first-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), who tossed an outlet pass to Long, who in turn fed Ridenhour for the game-winner. It was W&L’s first lead since 24-23 with 6:22 remaining in the first half.

The Generals shot 51.8 percent (29-56) from the floor and committed just 11 turnovers in the contest. However, EMU outscored W&L 19-6 at the foul line and held a 38-24 advantage on the boards.

Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) led the Generals with a career-high 20 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the floor. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Bolton tallied 14 points and tied a school-record with 11 assists, while first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) totaled 15 points. Ridenhour chipped in eight points.

Eastern Mennonite was paced by Danielle Scott’s 16 points and eight rebounds. Ebony Dennis has 11 points and 11 boards, while Brittany Snyder had 17 points.

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

Women's Basketball at Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. – First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) scored a game-high 26 points in leading Washington and Lee to a 75-58 victory over Randolph in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (4-6, 4-2) methodically pushed out to a 33-22 lead at halftime and extended their lead to as many as 19 points in the second stanza in winning for the third time in their last four games. W&L shot 45.8 percent (27-59) from the floor and held a 44-34 advantage on the boards.

Ingram shot 10-of-13 from the floor and was 6-of-9 from three-point range, tying the school record for three-pointers made in a game. She also had six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds, while sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in seven points and a season-high 11 rebounds.

Randolph (1-8, 1-6) was led by Michelle Brockman’s 18 points and 11 rebounds. Lindsay Cross added 17 points for the WildCats.

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

Women's Basketball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. – Four Generals posted double digits in the scoring column led by first-year guard Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), who registered her second double-double of the season with a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, as Washington and Lee defeated Lynchburg, 94-77, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals shot 50.0 percent (34-68) from the floor and 91.7 percent (22-24) from the foul line en route to scoring 94 points, the second-highest scoring output in program history.

The first half was tightly contested as the Generals carried a 41-35 advantage into the break. W&L pushed out to a double-digit lead in the early minutes of the second stanza and then used an 18-7 run to take a 78-58 lead at the 8:02 mark in cruising to the 17-point victory.

W&L shot 61.3 percent (19-31) in the second half and forced 26 Lynchburg (5-7, 3-4) turnovers in improving to 3-6 overall and 3-2 in the ODAC.

Bolton was joined in double figures by senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who totaled a season-high 15 points and a season-high four assists, while sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) registered 14 points and a season-high tying nine rebounds. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) chipped in 13 points and three steals.

Junior forward Brittany Dahn (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) paced the Hornets with a double-double as she registered a team-high 21 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while junior guard Dana Esposito (New Port Richey, Fla./Holy Angels) tallied 12 points and three steals. First-year forward Katie Crump (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) added nine points and collected five boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph for a 4:00 pm game. 

Women's Basketball at Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Washington and Lee committed 29 turnovers in falling to Virginia Wesleyan, 64-49, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Batten Center.

The Generals (2-6, 2-2) jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the opening minutes of the game, but 17 first-half giveaways plagued W&L’s offensive attack as Virginia Wesleyan methodically pushed out to a double-digit lead and carried an eight-point advantage (33-25) into the halftime break.

W&L trimmed the Marlins’ (8-2, 5-0) lead to four points (35-31) at the 16:04 mark, but VWC pushed back out to a double-digit cushion just minutes later. The Generals again made a run, cutting it to a seven-point margin (53-46) with 4:32 left, but the Marlins closed on an 11-3 run to put the game away.

Senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oakton, Va./Oakton) led the Generals with a season-high 14 points and a season-high tying 11 rebounds. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) also notched 14 points, while first year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) tallied 10 markers.

Virginia Wesleyan was led by Andrea Ushinski’s 13 points and six rebounds. Jordan Neville notched 12 points, while Maggie Smith posted 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Tonia Jones chipped in 11 points as well.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it hosts Lynchburg College for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Randolph-Macon

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) went 1-of-2 from the charity stripe with six seconds remaining to lift the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 67-66 victory over Randolph-Macon on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

With the win, the Generals (2-5, 2-1) snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets (4-4, 2-2). W&L’s last victory in the series was a 76-71 double-overtime triumph on Dec. 1, 2001 in Lexington, Va.

The Generals jumped out to an early 16-6 lead at 12:08 and pushed their advantage to as many as 18 points in the first half before entering the break with a 16-point cushion (39-23). W&L held R-MC to 23.1 percent first-half shooting on 6-of-26 from the floor.

The Yellow Jackets began chipping away at the Generals’ half-time advantage and sliced it to an eight-point game (48-40) at 12:08. However, W&L then extended its lead back to as many as 12 points with five minutes remaining (64-52). R-MC then outscored the Generals 14-2 down the stretch to tie the game at 66-66 with 47 seconds remaining. Senior guard Amanda Hiltunen (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) then fouled Nadeau with six seconds showing. Nadeau connected on the first foul shot and missed the second, but an offensive rebound by senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) would secure the victory.

W&L was paced by first-year guard Meghan Ingram’s (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) 21 points and a game-high seven assists. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) tallied 14 points and five rebounds, while first-year guard Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) recorded her first-ever double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nadeau chipped in nine points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

R-MC was led by junior center Molly Ariail’s (York, Pa./York Suburban) game-high 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Hiltunen added 14 points and a team-high four steals. With Ariail’s 24 points, she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for her career.

The Generals return to the hardwood on Tuesday as they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Apprentice School

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior guard Rahshann Lewter (Hampton, Va./Hampton) led four Builders in double figures with 22 points as Newport News Apprentice defeated Washington and Lee, 74-59, in women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (1-5) jumped out to an early 18-8 lead at 14:52. However, the Builders responded with a 13-2 run to take their first lead of the game, 21-20, at 8:57. The remaining minutes of the half featured four ties and four lead changes en route to a 33-33 halftime score.

Apprentice (4-8) opened the second period on a 9-2 spurt to take a 42-35 lead at 14:37. W&L then chipped away at the Builders’ advantage and pulled ahead, 47-46, on a three-pointer by first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) at 11:11. However, a three-pointer by first-year guard Tamara Davis (Hampton, Va./Hampton) gave NNA a 51-49 advantage and the Builders never looked back as they outscored W&L 25-11 in the remaining minutes to seal the victory.

The Builders were led by Lewter’s 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while sophomore forward Valleri West (Hampton, Va./Phoebus) tallied 15 points and nine rebounds. Junior center Shemeka Warren (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River) recorded 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds and senior guard Upenda Morton (Mechanisville, Va./Lee Davis) chipped in 11 points.

The Generals were paced by Ingram’s career-high 31 points and five assists, while senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) added 12 points, six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) recorded six points and a team-high eight rebounds.

W&L returns to action on Sunday when it hosts ODAC-foe Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs. Guilford

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Guilford junior guard Ann Seufer (Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown) hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:10 remaining in overtime to lift the Quakers to a 68-66 overtime victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Seufer, who scored 10 points in the contest, also hit a pair of free throws with 57 seconds left in regulation to knot the game at 57-57. Washington and Lee had the ball and chances to win the game in the final seconds of regulation, but could not convert. W&L had one last opportunity with 0.3 seconds remaining as first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) nailed a three-pointer off an in-bounds play, but the shot was ruled to have been after the buzzer, sending the teams into the overtime session.

Ingram hit back-to-back three-pointers to give W&L a 65-60 lead with 3:41 left in overtime, but Guilford went on an 8-1 run capped by junior guard Alexa Williams (Round Hill, Va./Loudoun Valley) hitting 1-of-2 free throws with five seconds remaining. Senior guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) had a three-pointer to win at the buzzer, but the shot would not fall giving Guilford (3-3, 2-1) the victory.

Ingram led the Generals with a career-high 17 points and three steals, while first-year guard Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) registered 14 points and a game-high four steals. Sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) dropped in 10 points and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line, while senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and junior center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) each grabbed 10 boards.

Guilford was paced by senior forward Tracy Croner (Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan), who notched 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while junior guard Joclyn Terry (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) registered 13 markers. Seufer tallied 10, while first-year forward Alexandria Miles (Stockbridge, Ga./Our Lady of Mercy) scored nine points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds.

Washington and Lee will now break for a winter hiatus and will return to the hardwood on Dec. 30 when they travel to Newport News Apprentice for a 7:00 pm game.

Women's Basketball at Hollins

HOLLINS, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team set team records for points scored and margin of victory in producing a 111-40 win over Hollins on Monday evening.

The Generals (1-3) jumped out to a 21-6 lead in the opening 6:57 of the game and never looked back in claiming their first win of the season.

First-year guard Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) paced five W&L players in double-figures with a career-high 30 points. First-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) totaled 13 points, senior guard Casidhe Horan (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) notched 12 points, senior forward Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph’s by the Sea) added 11 points and sophomore center Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) chipped in 10 markers.

Tamara Phillips scored 22 points to lead Hollins (0-5). Candace Berra added eight points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

Women's Basketball vs Cabrini

CARLISLE, Pa. -- Cabrini’s Deana DiAmico scored eight of her game-high 26 points during a decisive 14-1 run over the game’s final 4:01 to propel the Cavaliers to a 72-58 win over the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team on day two of the Dickinson Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday afternoon.

DiAmico was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point territory and set a tournament record for three-pointers made with 13 over two games.

Senior forward Kara Nadeau’s (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) jumper cut the Cavalier (1-1) lead to just one at 58-57 with 4:28 remaining, before the Generals (0-3) missed their final eight shots as Cabrini pulled away for the win.

The Generals held a slim 31-28 lead at the break, but shot just 34.4 percent in the second half (11-of-32) compared to 51.9 percent (14-of-27) for Cabrini.

Sophomore forward Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic) led three Generals in double figures with 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting before fouling out with 3:38 remaining. Nadeau added 12 points and seven rebounds, while first-year guard Megan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) chipped in 11 points and three assists for W&L.

Brittany McLeod scored 14 points and added a game-high 10 rebounds for Cabrini.

Washington and Lee returns to action when it travels to Hollins for a 7:00 pm contest on Mon., Dec. 3.

Women's Basketball at Dickinson

CARLISLE, Pa. -- Sophomore guard Alesha Sisco scored a game-high 22 points in leading Dickinson to an 84-52 victory over Washington and Lee in women's basketball action on Saturday evening in the first day of the Dickinson Tip-Off Tournament. 

The Generals (0-2) held a 22-17 lead with 11:03 left in the first half, but a 17-0 surge over the next 7:31 gave the Red Devils (1-0) a 34-22 lead en route to a 40-29 lead at the break.

W&L, who was hampered by 39.6 percent (21-53) shooting and 29 turnovers, was paced by first-year forward Rebecca Bolton's (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) also recorded 14 points and grabbed five boards, while senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) notched 10 points and three steals.

Sisco was joined in double figures for the Red Devils by sophomore guard Carole Dempsey, who registered 19 points, six rebounds and four steals, while junior guard Brooke Muller tallied 12 points and four steals. Senior guard Laura Lyons recorded 11 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it participates in day two of the Dickinson Tip-Off Tournament. The Generals will play Cabrini at 2:00 pm.

Women's Basketball at Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Senior guard Kaitie Clarkin scored a team-high 12 points in leading Mary Washington to a 74-43 victory over Washington and Lee in women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Eagles (2-0) held a 19-12 lead with 10:23 left in the first half, but a 13-0 surge over the next 7:30 gave them a 34-14 lead en route to a 38-20 lead at the break.

The Generals (0-1), who were hampered by 30.0 percent (15-50) shooting and 24 turnovers, were paced by senior guard Bethany Ridenhour’s (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) 12 points and four rebounds. First-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) notched five points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals, while senior forward Kara Nadeau (Oakton, Va./Oakton) and first-year forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) tallied six points each.

Clarkin was joined in double figures for the Eagles by first-year center Lauren Kornacki and junior forward Kate Carlezon, who registered 10 points each.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it participates in the Dickinson Tip-Off Tournament. The Generals will play Dickinson on Saturday at 6:00 pm.