January 24, 2013

W&L Women's Basketball Drops a 61-48 Decision to York

YORK, Pa. – York College had two players record a double-double as the Spartans claimed a 61-48 victory over Washington and Lee in women's basketball on Thursday evening.

York (15-4) made good on just 36.7 percent (22-60) of its field goal attempts, but took 11 more shots and out-scored the Generals by eight points (13-5) at the foul line.

W&L (6-10) held an early 4-3 lead, but the Spartans used a 13-2 run over the next 8:55 to take a 16-6 lead at the 9:28 mark of the first half.  The Generals made just four more field goals out of 19 attempts for the remainder of the half as York carried a 30-16 lead into the break.

The Blue & White opened the second stanza with a 16-7 run over the first 5:48, keyed by five points from senior guard Megan Marks (Oxford, Ohio / Talawanda) and four each from senior forwards Rachel Warrick (Herndon, Va. / Langley) and Katy Wilson (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Baylor), to make it a 37-32 game with 14:12 remaining.  However, junior forward Kristen Haley scored the next nine points of the game to give the Spartans a 46-32 lead with 8:32 to play.  York carried a double-digit lead the rest of the way in claiming the win.

As a team, W&L shot 40.8 percent (20-49) from the floor, but committed 19 turnovers as opposed to just eight for York.  Wilson and first-year forward Shelbi Hendricks (Louisville, Ky. / Kentucky Country Day) led the way with 11 points each, while Warrick scored 10 points.

Haley notched a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds and junior guard Brittany Hicks recorded 17 points and 11 boards to lead the Spartans.  First-year guard Julianne Lambert added nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm contest.

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