NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's basketball team held the Apprentice School to just 29.7 percent (19-64) shooting and never trailed in posting a 64-52 win over the Builders on Thursday evening at the Apprentice Athletics Center.
Junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) canned a three-pointer just two minutes into the game to give the Generals a 5-2 lead and they held the advantage the rest of the way. The lead grew to seven points (16-9) following a three-point play by junior forward Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) at the 7:51 mark and a Pfannenstein three-pointer with 34 seconds left gave W&L its largest lead of the first half at 26-18 with 34 seconds remaining en route to a 26-21 lead at the break.
W&L (5-2) maintained a single-digit lead until a 9-0 run capped by a Pfannenstein layup at the 12:21 mark gave the Generals a 14-point (45-31) lead. An immediate 15-6 run by the Builders (7-4) sliced the lead to just five points (51-46) with 6:22 left. However, W&L responded with a 9-2 run over the next 5:20 for a 60-48 lead with 1:02 remaining in defeating the Apprentice School for the first time in four tries.
W&L shot just 36.8 percent (21-57) from the floor, but the Generals drilled 16-of-17 (.941) from the charity stripe.
Sophomore forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) led W&L with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Pfannenstein totaled 15 points and eight boards. Ingram notched 13 points, six assists and four rebounds, and junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) logged nine points and eight rebounds in her first action of the season.
Junior guard Tamara Davis and sophomore guard Arynn Easom led the Builders with 15 points apiece.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Virginia Wesleyan for a 7:00 pm contest.
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