WINCHESTER, Va. – Washington and Lee shot 54.2 percent (26-48) from the floor and jumped out to a 27-6 lead en route to posting a 67-42 win over Shenandoah in ODAC women's basketball action on Wednesday evening at Shingleton Gymnasium.
The Generals (15-9, 10-5) made nine of their first 15 shots from the field in grabbing a 21-point advantage with 7:29 left in the first half. The lead swelled to as many as 26 points (39-13) with 1:54 left in the second period on a three-pointer by senior guard Alena Hamrick (Roanoke, Va. / Hidden Valley).
W&L maintained a 21-point lead (41-20) midway through the third quarter, but closed the period with a 12-2 run to assume a 53-22 advantage heading into the final quarter. Sophomore forwards Emma Redding (Allentown, Pa. / Central Catholic) and Andrea Ferrero (Ridgefield, Conn. / Ridgefield) each scored four points during the run.
The Blue & White subbed liberally in the final period, with Hamrick contributing a team-high five points in the quarter, as the Generals posted their fifth straight victory.
W&L held a 45-27 advantage on the boards and limited the Hornets (6-18, 3-12) to just 27.4 percent (17-62) shooting. Ferrero led the Generals in scoring, tying a career-high with 11 points. Redding tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three assists, while Hamrick and sophomore guard Emily Perszyk (Greendale, Wis. / Greendale) contributed eight points apiece.
Shenandoah was paced by junior forward Erin French, who tallied 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Washington and Lee will complete the regular season on Saturday when it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a 4:00 pm contest.