LEXINGTON, Va. – New York University outscored the Washington and Lee women's basketball team 22-7 in the third period to produce a 77-53 win over the Generals on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.
W&L (4-2) played fairly even with the Violets for the opening 20 minutes of play despite dressing just seven players due to injuries. The two teams were tied 32-32 late in the second period, before NYU closed with four straight points for a 36-32 lead at the break.
The Violets (4-3) carried the late first half momentum over to the third period, opening with a 14-3 run over the first 6:21 of the period to assume a 50-35 lead with 3:39 left to play. NYU shot 8-of-12 from the floor in the period led by senior forward Kayla Patterson and graduate guard Kaitlyn Read, who scored five points each in the frame. On the flip side, the Generals hit on just 2-of-14 shots and committed four turnovers in the third period.
First-year guard Katie Popp (Rye, N.Y. / Rye) scored each of the first seven points of the fourth period to bring the Generals within 12 points (58-46) at the 8:18 mark, but W&L could get no closer in dropping its second straight contest.
For the game, W&L shot just 36.8 percent (21-57) from the floor and committed 19 turnovers. Popp led the way with a career-high 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting, while senior forward Emma Redding (Allentown, Pa. / Central Catholic) finished with a season-high 10 points. Junior guard Andi Carrandi (Atlanta, Ga. / Westminster Schools) added three points and a career-best 12 rebounds.
NYU shot 46.2 percent (30-65) from the floor and dished 22 assists to just 12 turnovers. Patterson notched team-highs in both points (19) and rebounds (12), while Read and sophomore guard Annie Barrett tallied 12 points each. Read added a game-high seven assists.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Stevenson for a 2:00 pm contest.