W&L Women's Basketball Defeats Lynchburg, 72-67

W&L Women's Basketball Defeats Lynchburg, 72-67

LEXINGTON, Va. - Four Generals recorded double-digit points as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team defeated Lynchburg College, 72-67, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday at the Warner Center.

Lynchburg College (4-15, 3-11 ODAC) took an early 8-5 lead at the 17:41 mark in the first half, but the Generals (11-8, 10-5 ODAC) extended their lead to as many as 12 points with 8:59 remaining (26-14). LC closed the game to four points at the half (33-29), going on a 15-7 run to close out the first period.

The Hornets would claim their largest lead of the game at four points (52-56) with 7:44 remaining in the second half, but the Generals forced five turnovers and went on a 20-11 run to close out the game, fueled by nine points from sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central).

The Hornets shot 46.3 percent (25-54) from the field in the game, while going 12-of-13 from the charity stripe (93.2 percent). W&L was 24-of-56 (42.9 perecent) shooting, but only connected on 15-of-23 (65.2 percent) from the line.

Sophomore guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) led W&L with 17 points, while Bolton chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds, including 12 points in the second half.  Sophomore forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) added 15 points and junior guard Allie Long (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) contributed 13 points.

Lynchburg was paced by senior forward Tamara Snead (Richmond, Va./Henrico) who tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Caitlin Falls (Moneta, Va./Staunton River) added 11 points, while senior guard Chevonne Booker (Richmond, Va./Thomas Jefferson) and sophomore guard Carly Greenlief (Centreville, Va./Westfield) each recorded 10 points.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday as they host Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.