EMORY, Va. – Washington and Lee held an opponent to less than 50 points for the sixth time in nine games and never trailed in a 60-49 win over Emory & Henry in ODAC women's basketball action on Thursday evening at the King Center.
The Generals (5-4, 2-1) held the Wasps (5-6, 2-1) to just 30.9 percent (21-68) shooting from the floor and 3-of-13 (.231) from the three-point line. E&H also made just 4-of-13 (.308) free throws in the contest.
W&L built a nine-point lead (16-7) with an 8-0 run midway through the first half. Emory & Henry responded with an immediate 8-0 run of its own to cut the W&L lead to 16-15 with 7:03 left in the half, but the Generals got back-to-back layups from first-year forward Shelbi Hendricks (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) to push the lead back to five points (20-15) en route to a 24-20 lead at the break.
The Generals maintained a slim lead through the opening six minutes and change of the second period, but a 9-0 run keyed by four points from senior forward Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor) and three from first-year guard Paige Corvino (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Fenwick) pushed the lead to 10 points (42-32) with 9:05 to play. The Wasps would get no closer than six points (45-39) the rest of the way as the Generals pulled away for the win.
Wilson led W&L with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. She also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, dished four assists and collected three steals. Hendricks finished with a career-high 14 points, while first-year forward Wesleigh Vick (Raleigh, N.C./St. David's School) contributed eight points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds.
Sophomore guard Kristie Langley led E&H with 16 points. Sophomore forward Carlyta Hamm scored 12 points, while junior forward JoBeth Wright grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, to go with six points.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Lynchburg College for a 4:00 pm contest.