W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO EMU, 64-61, IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS

SALEM, Va. -- The eighth-seeded Washington and Lee women’s basketball team used a 14-2 run late in the second half to pull within 62-61 of top-seeded Eastern Mennonite, but came up short as the Generals fell, 64-61, to the Royals in the opening round of the ODAC tournament on Thursday afternoon.

With 8:50 remaining, EMU (22-3) held a 60-41 lead over W&L (9-17), but saw that lead slowly evaporate over the next 7:06.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) started the Generals’ comeback bid with a pair of foul shots at 8:34, while junior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) drained a three-pointer at 7:59 to cut the Royals’ lead to 60-52.

Eastern Mennonite ended its scoreless streak when sophomore forward Regina Sours scored a layup at 6:59, but freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) answered for the Generals with a triple at 6:34 to pull W&L back to within 62-55.

W&L continued its scoring drive as freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) scored back-to-back layups at 4:38 and 3:20, and senior forward Sara Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) added a bucket at 1:44 to set the score at 62-61.

The Generals would get no closer, however, as the go-ahead triple attempt from Barker fell short with five seconds remaining and EMU gained the ball and a trip to the foul line with 1.3 seconds on the clock. Sophomore guard Carrie Grandstaff sank a pair of foul shots to set the final score at 64-61.

Michaels led the Generals with a game-high 27 points and added 10 rebounds, while Hunsinger scored 11 points, blocked four shots and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Otey and Barker both scored eight points on the afternoon.

Sophomore guard Laura Ludholtz led EMU with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore forward Stephanie Mathews and Grandstaff contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Generals conclude their season with an overall record of 9-17. Eastern Mennonite, which advances to face fourth-seeded Guilford in the ODAC semifinals, improved to 22-3.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 85-56 DECISION TO GUILFORD

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Guilford hit 32-for-61 (52.5%) from the field, including 10-for-20 (50.0%) from three-point range to subdue Washington and Lee, 85-56, on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Trailing by as much as 16 points in the first half, the Generals (9-16, 6-14) went on a 13-4 run in final 5:49 before the break to pull to within 37-30 of the Quakers (16-8, 14-6).

Following halftime, senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) hit her third three-pointer of the day to pull W&L within 37-33, but the home team would get no closer as Guilford steadily pushed its lead out to doulble digits and as many as 31 points before the end of the contest.

Michaels co-led the Generals with 16 points and drained a trio of three-pointers to become W&L’s all-time leader for three-pointers in a career (92). Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) also scored 16 points, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) reached double-digits with 10 points. Freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) scored eight points and dished out a game-high six assists.

Senior forward Jennie Keichline (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) led the Quakers with a game-high 25 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jennifer King (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) hit 4-for-4 from three-point range for 21 points and senior guard A.J. Robertson (Eden, N.C./Morehead) rounded out the Quakers’ double-digit scorers with 14 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday when the eighth-seeded Generals take on top-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the first round of the ODAC Tournament. Game time is 12:30 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 66-46

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater used a 13-2 run over the final 5:25 of the first half on its way to a 66-46 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Following the break, the Generals (9-15, 6-13) cut the Eagles’ (19-5, 17-3) 15-point halftime advantage down to 10 points by 14:26 (40-30). Washington and Lee was unable to maintain the offensive output, however, and by 12:11 (47-32) Bridgewater regained a 15-point lead it wouldn’t relinquish the remainder of the evening.

Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) led W&L with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) also contributed 12 points. Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) also reached double-figures with 10 points and freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) scored six points and swiped a game-high eight steals.

Junior center Krystal Hermes (Warrenton, Va./Liberty) led Bridgewater with game-highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman guard Katy Herr (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while snatching six steals and dishing out five assists.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Guilford in the regular season finale. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IS DEFEATED BY RANDOLPH-MACON, 79-61

ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) tallied a career-high 26 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Generals fell to Randolph-Macon, 79-61, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening.

The Yellow Jackets (15-7, 13-4) began the game with a 21-9 over the opening 7:34 and went into the half with a 42-28 advantage. Another R-MC run, this time an 11-2 serge over the first 2:49 of the second half, gave the Yellow Jackets a 53-30 lead that they would not relinquish.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) supplimented Hunsinger’s effort with 17 points and seven rebounds. The Generals (9-14, 6-12) shot 46.2 percent from the floor, but committed 25 turnovers in the contest.

Randolph-Macon was led by Megan Silva, who tallied 20 points, seven assists and seven steals. Kristen Morgan added 13 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS LYNCHBURG 62-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) drilled a three-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining to push the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team past Lynchburg, 62-60, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at the Warner Center.

With 2:30 remaining, sophomore guard Lacey Currle (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O’Connell) sank a layup off an assist by sophomore forward Lori Fletcher (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) to give the Hornets (11-11, 7-10) a five-point lead at 58-53.

The Generals (9-13, 6-11) were unable to convert on their next possession as a missed layup by Michaels put the ball back in Lynchburg’s hands, but the visitors were unable to take advantage of the opportunity, giving the ball back to W&L at 2:04.

A layup by freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) at 1:56 pulled the home squad within 58-55, and another by sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) at 1:20 cut the Hornets’ lead to one point (58-57).

Another layup by Hunsinger with 44 seconds remaining completed the comeback and gave the Generals a 59-58 advantage, but Lynchburg responded with 18 seconds remaining as Currle grabbed her own rebound and sank the go ahead bucket (60-59).

Michaels three-pointer was her third triple of the night, compliments of an assist by junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe).

Michaels led W&L with 18 points and co-led the squad with eight rebounds. Hunsinger also grabbed eight boards and contributed 17 points, while Feve rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 12 points.
Senior guard Abby Pyzik (Westminster, Md./Mercy) scored a game-high 20 points for Lynchburg, while Currle also reached double-figures with12 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO GUILFORD, 69-38

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Playing without starting guards Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) and Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads Academy) due to injuries, Washington and Lee was defeated by Guilford, 69-38, on Friday evening in ODAC women’s basketball action.

The Generals (8-13, 5-11) hung tough through the first half of play, trailing by just seven points (30-23) at the break. However, a 12-2 Quaker run early in the second half put the game away. W&L shot just 26.0 percent for the game and committed 23 turnovers.

Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) led the Generals with game-highs in points (14) and rebounds (14). Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) contributed 12 points.

Guilford (12-7, 10-5) was paced by Dara Burke’s 10 points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RAND.-MACON WOMAN’S, 57-41

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee shot just 24.1 percent (14-58) from the field in falling to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 57-41, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (8-12, 5-10) led the contest 15-14 with 9:53 remaining in the opening half, but the WildCats closed the half on a 15-7 run to assume a 29-22 edge at the break. W&L pulled to within six points (45-39) with 4:18 to play, but could get no closer as it was hampered by shooting just 18.8 percent (6-32) in the second half. RMWC (5-13, 3-11) then scored 12 of the final 14 points to run away with the win.

W&L was paced by senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy), who tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added 12 points and a game-high 16 boards.

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College was led by Amy Dameron, who scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Megan Stensrud also contributed 12 points for the WildCats.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it travels to Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 50-47

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Roanoke received points from nine different players as the Maroons downed Washington and Lee, 50-47, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Down 16-5 with 10:59 left in the first half, Roanoke(7-11, 6-8) used a 15-2 run through the remainder of the first stanza to assume a lead (20-18) it would maintain the remainder of the game.

With 3:11 remaining in the contest, freshman guard Cindy McGraw (Lynchburg, Va./EC Glass) drained a three-pointer to give Roanoke a seven point lead (47-40), its largest of the game.

The Generals (8-11, 5-8) responded as freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) hit a jumper on W&L’s next possession to make it 47-42 with 2:47 remaining.

The Maroons were unable to answer, and a foul shot from Hunsinger and a pair from the charity stripe by senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) across the next 1:52 pulled the Generals to within 47-45 with 55 seconds remaining.

A bucket from sophomore guard Lindsay Renolds (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) at the 49-second mark gave the Maroons a 49-45 lead, but Hunsinger kept the Generals within two-points when she hit a jumper with 38 seconds remaining to make it 49-47. Roanoke added another foul shot to the scoreboard compliments of McGraw with 25 seconds remaining , but the Generals were unable to answer as a desperation triple from Michaels missed the mark at the buzzer.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) led three Generals in double figures with 15 points, while Hunsinger tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) rounded out the afternoon’s double-digit scorers with 11 points, while Michaels grabbed 12 rebounds.

Senior guard Meghan McCue (Covington, Va./Alleghany) led the Maroons with nine points, while McGraw tallied eight points. Junior forward Kayce Smith (Chattanooga, Tenn./The Baylor School) was Roanoke’s leading rebounder with seven boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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EASTERN MENNONITE DOWNS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 98-59, IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite used a 21-3 run over 7:18 of the first half in cruising to a 98-59 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Royals (15-1, 11-1) held a slim 16-12 lead with 12:01 remaining in the first half, but saw the lead balloon to 23 points (49-26) by halftime. The Royals shot 53.0 percent for the game and forced 22 W&L turnovers in leading by as many as 42 points in the second stanza. The 98 points were also the most ever scored against a W&L women’s basketball team.

The Generals (8-10, 5-8), who shot just 25.7 percent (9-35) in the first half, were paced by sophomore guard Louisa Feve’s (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) 22 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) added 11 points.

Carrie Grandstaff paced five Royals in double-figures with 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting from three-point range. Amanda Reynolds scored 18 points and Laura Ludholtz contributed 13 points and nine rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Roanoke for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IS DEFEATED BY EMORY & HENRY, 78-67

EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry used a 14-0 run early in the first half for a 78-67 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (8-9, 5-7) led 8-7 with 15:56 to play before E&H used its 14-point run over the next 2:58 to assume a 21-8 lead that it would not give up. Senior guard Dawn Chewning scored 10 points during the run.

Washington and Lee was led by sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Betheda, Md./Winston Churchill), who scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 20 points and 12 rebounds, while junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) added eight points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Emory & Henry (9-7, 6-5) was paced by Chewning, who tallied 19 points. Senior guard Danielle Moore contributed 18 points and five steals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO HOLLINS, 67-65

HOLLINS, Va. -- Freshman Amanda Kite scored a career-high 20 points to lead Hollins University past Washington and Lee, 67-65, on Friday evening in ODAC women’s basketball action.

Hollins held a slim 29-26 halftime edge, but saw the Generals take a four-point lead (48-44) with 11:16 remaining in the game. However, W&L could not pull away and the two teams fought it out with the game being tied six times in the final 11 minutes. The Generals again took the lead at 62-61 with 2:35 to play on a three-pointer by senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy), but Hollins hit six straight foul shots in the final 2:15 to secure its first ODAC win of the season.

W&L (8-8, 5-6) was led by sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. Michaels tallied 18 points, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Hollins (2-11, 1-9) was paced by Kite’s career night. Junior guard Brandi Cochran added 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the floor. Hollins hit all 13 of its free throws and shot 54.3 percent (25-46) from the floor.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 4:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS MARY WASHINGTON, 55-50

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) led four Generals in double-figures with a game-high 14 points as Washington and Lee defeated Mary Washington, 55-50, in women’s basketball action on Monday evening at the Warner Center.

With 27 seconds remaining in the game, a pair of Eagle (4-9) foul shots from junior guard Laura Hanks (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) made it a one-possession game at 52-50 in the Generals’ (8-7) favor.

Using only its fifth foul of the second half, Mary Washington stopped the clock with 25 seconds remaining, but a quick inbound play by W&L forced the Eagles to foul again, this time sending sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) to the line.

Feve hit her first look from the charity stripe but couldn’t give the Lexington squad a two-possession lead as her second shot fell short. Sophomore guard Jenn Olinger (Warrenton, Va./Liberty) grabbed the ensuing rebound and an Eagle timeout stopped play with 19 seconds left on the game clock.

On the next play, junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) swiped a steal from sophomore guard Diane Frantz (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) and then earned a trip to the foul line with seven seconds remaining, when Frantz was forced to foul. Dannelly ended Mary Washington’s chances to tie the game as she buried both foul shots.

Hunsinger combined a game-high 12 rebounds with her 14 points, while senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) also recorded a double-double after scoring 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Dannelly and freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) each contributed 12 points in the victory.

Sophomore forward Lindsey Forbush (Clifton, Va./Fairfax) led the Eagles with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Hanks rounded out Mary Washington’s double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Hollins for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO LYNCHBURG, 70-61

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Lynchburg women’s basketball team recovered from a 10-point, halftime deficit to defeat Washington and Lee, 70-61, in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon.

After enjoying a 35-25 lead at the half, the Generals (7-7, 5-5) suffered a 14-4 run by the Hornets that tied the contest, 39-39, with 13:19 remaining in the game.

The score remained close over the next 10 minutes as each team regained the lead twice and the score was locked up four times. At 3:19 Lynchburg guard Shannon Newton drilled her second three-pointer of the day to raise the score to 55-52 and give the Hornets the final lead of the game. Lynchburg outscored the Generals, 18-9, in the final minutes to record the win.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) led W&L with a game-high 22 points, while junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and rounded the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Caroline Wesley led three Hornets in double-figures with 18 points, while Abby Pyzik combined 17 points with a game-high 13 rebounds for the game’s only double-double. Shannon Newton also reached double-digits with 16 points on the afternoon.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Monday when it hosts Mary Washington. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 49-44

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point, halftime deficit to defeat Virginia Wesleyan, 49-44, in ODAC action on Friday evening at the Batten Center.

After connecting on just 6-of-29 (20.7%) from the field and 4-of-8 (50.0%) from the foul line in the first half, the Generals (7-6, 5-4) entered the second half down, 27-16.

Virginia Wesleyan (3-8, 2-6) maintained its lead early in the second stanza, increasing its advantage to 35-22, with 14:06 left in the contest. The Marlins lead was destined to be short-lived however, as junior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) hit a three-pointer at 12:56 and kicked off an eight minute, 11-0 run to pull the Generals to within two points (35-33) of the home team.

Virginia Wesleyan broke their scoreless streak at 5:26 with a layup from Michelle Dove, but W&L immediately responded as freshman forward Sarah Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) dropped in a layup at 5:16. Freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) completed the comeback with another layup at 4:52, tying the game for the first time with the score locked at 37-37.

The Generals took the the lead for the first time in the game when junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) scored a pair of foul shots at 3:39 (39-37). W&L increased its lead to six-points (45-39) with 2:10 remaining, but the Marlins fought back to within 45-44 with one minute to play. W&L was unable to convert on its next possession as a shot from senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Granby) missed the mark. A quick steal by Michael’s, however, earned her both the ball and a trip to the charity stripe with nine seconds remaining.

The W&L senior converted both her looks from the line to increase the Generals’ lead to 47-44. On the next Marlin possession, Dannelly swiped her own steal and earned a trip to the foul line with one second left. She scored both shots and put the game out of reach at 49-44.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) led W&L with 13 points and a co-team-high nine rebounds. Michaels also grabbed nine boards while scoring 12 on the evening, while Hunsinger rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Lynchburg for a 3:00 p.m. game.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EDGES HOLLINS, 60-57

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) scored a career-high 24 points as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame a 10-point deficit and defeated Hollins, 60-57, in ODAC action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

Hollins (1-9, 0-7) took a 50-40 lead with 9:12 remaining in the game as junior guard Brandi Cochran (Hillsville, Va./Carroll County) closed a 17-6 run by the visitors with her third three-pointer of the day.

Following Cochran’s triple, Hunsinger went to the charity stripe at 8:23 and hit 1-of-2 foul shots, sparking a 20-7 game-ending run for the Generals (6-6, 4-4). With 1:31 remaining, W&L took the lead for good as senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Granby) drained a three-pointer and set the score at 58-55 in the Generals’ favor.

Hunsinger combined a game-high 17 rebounds with her 24-point performance, while sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and a game-high five assists. Michaels, who’s three-pointer in the final moments of the game marked her only points of the second half, scored nine in the first half for 12 points on the day.

Cochran combined a 6-for-11 performance from the field with a 3-for-6 showing from beyond the three-point arc for a team-high 17 points. Freshman forward Amanda Kite (Salem, Va./Glenvar) scored 13 points and grabbed a co-team-high eight rebounds, while sophomore forward LeighAnn Woodley (Salem, Va./Glenvar) reached double-digits with 10 points. Sophomore guard Coby Wilmer (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer) also grabbed eight rebounds while scoring nine points.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 69-56

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) tied her season-high with a game-high 28 points as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 69-56, in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon.

Down 20-21 with 4:56 remaining in the first half, the Generals (5-6, 3-4) went on an 18-4 run to end the half, taking a 38-25 lead into the halftime break. Watching W&L’s advantage swell to 20 points in the second half, Virginia Wesleyan (3-7, 2-5) battled back to within 11 points in the final moments of the game, but would get no closer.

Michaels was also second on the team with eight rebounds while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded her fifth double-double of the season after combining 15 points with a game-high 15 rebounds. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 14 points. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) was also among the W&L leaders with a season- and game-high seven assists.

Senior guard Devin Allen (Machipongo, Va./Northampton) led the Marlins with 12 points, while freshman guard Michelle Dove (San Antonio, Texas/Judson) was second on the squad with 10 points. Freshman center Nicole Thurston (Ramstein, Germany/American) rounded out the Virginia Wesleyan leaders with nine rebounds and a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Generals return to action Tuesday when they host Hollins for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 82-68

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Four Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures as Randolph-Macon defeated Washington and Lee, 82-68, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

The Yellow Jackets (9-4, 7-1) connected on 21-of-38 (55.3%) from the field on their way to a 46-36 halftime lead, and extended that lead in the second half to finish the day 32-for-65 (49.2%) from the field. For the game the Generals (4-6, 2-4) shot 23-for-65 (35.4%) from the field and 17-for-27 (63.0%) from the foul line.

Freshman Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) led W&L with a career- and game-high 20 points, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) and sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchhill) each contributed a double-double. Hunsinger scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, while Feve scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Sophomore center Michelle Orton (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) led Randolph-Macon with 18 points, while sophomore guard Megan Silva (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) scored 17 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Junior center Emily Crider (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata) and Henshaw rounded out the Yellow Jackets double-digit scorers with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Generals return to action Saturday when they host ODAC-foe Virginia Wesleyan. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 68-65 DECISION TO EMU

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite used a 38-35 first-half advantage to down Washington and Lee, 68-65, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-5, 2-3), who trailed by no more than six in the second half and tied the game twice, pulled to within one point of the Royals (8-1, 5-1) with 66-65 showing on the scoreboard and 24 seconds remaining in the contest.

A quick foul by sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) with 23 seconds remaining put guard Carrie Grandstaff (Luray, Va./Mt. Carmel Christian) on the line for a 1-and-1 situation, but the EMU sophomore was unable to convert the initial look.

Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) grabbed the rebound for W&L, but sophomore guard Laura Ludholtz (Mount Crawford, Va./Fort Defiance) picked Feve for the steal and put the ball in EMU’s possesion with 11 seconds remaining and the score still, 66-65.

Freshman guard Sara Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) fouled Luholtz to stop the clock with nine seconds remaining, allowing the Royals high-scorer to advance the visitors lead to 68-65.

Despite several shots in the final seconds, the Generals where unable to alter the scoreboard again.

Michaels led W&L with 19 points and finished second on the squad with nine rebounds. Otey contributed 13 points, dished out five assists and led the Generals with 11 rebounds for her first career double-double, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards.

Eastern Mennonite’s Ludholtz led all scorers with 27 points and grabbed a game-high six steals while Grandstaff and sophomore forward Amanda Renalds (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee sank 24-of-65 (36.9%) from the field while the Royals managed to connect on 29-of-65 (44.6%).

The Generals return to action Friday when they host ODAC-foe Randolph-Macon. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 67-65, IN OT

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame a 15-point deficit to send their ODAC contest with Roanoke into overtime on Saturday afternoon, but the Maroons outpaced the Generals in extra minutes and took the 67-65 decision.

The Maroons (2-5, 1-2) took a three-point lead into halftime and quickly extended that lead to 15 points with a 17-5 run to open the second stanza, notching the score at 44-20 with 10:47 left to play.

Washington and Lee (4-4, 2-2) responded to the challenge with a run of its own, using the next nine minutes to outscore Roanoke, 21-10, and pull the Maroons to within, 54-50, with 1:55 remaining in regulation.

Junior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) kept the momentum on the Generals’ side as she picked Cindy McGraw for a steal with 45 seconds remaining and added three-points to W&L’s comeback bid with a layup and foul shot compliments of a foul by Lindsay Reynolds.

Leading 54-53, Roanoke was unable to convert on its next trip down the court as Kayce Smith turned the ball over and gave the Generals another look at the hoop with 26 seconds remaining. On the next play senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) earned a trip to the charity stripe with 10 seconds left in regulation thanks to a foul by Reynolds. Michaels hit the first of her two looks to tie the game, but couldn’t find the hoop a second time, sending the game into overtime.

Michaels led W&L with a season and game-high 28 points, while sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added 16 points to the Generals’ offensive efforts. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded her third double-double of the season, combining 11 points with a game-high 16 rebounds.

The Generals return to action Tuesday when they host ODAC foe Eastern Mennonite. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 70-49

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Four Generals scored in double figures and two players recorded a double-double as Washington and Lee defeated visiting Southern Virginia University, 70-49, in women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) led W&L with her second-straight double-double, coming on a game-high 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) notched her second career double-double after scoring 14 points and grabbing a game- and career-high 18 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) was among the Generals’ leaders with 15 points, seven rebounds and a game- and career-high seven assists. Freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) rounded out W&L’s double-digit scorers after tying her career-high with 12 points.

Southern Virginia (5-9) was led by junior center Carlie Wiechman’s (Sandy, Utah) team-high 18 points. Senior guard Tania Moe (Troy, Mich.) and freshman guard Kim Anderson (Orem, Utah) co-led the Knights with six rebounds apiece.

The victory stretched the Generals’ winning streak to three games and eclipsed last season’s win total.
Washington and Lee will take an extended break from competition before returning to action on Sat., Jan. 3, when they travel to Roanoke for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS ST. MARY’S, 73-54

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to lead the Generals past St. Mary’s, 73-54, in women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

Michaels scored six of her points on a pair of three-pointers that ignited a 12-2 W&L run to close the first half, giving the Generals a 34-25 halftime edge that they would not relinquish.

For the game, Michaels canned 5-of-8 three-point attempts and had three assists. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored a season-high 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a team-high five assists to compliment Michaels’ effort. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) added 10 points and eight rebounds.

St. Mary’s (1-4) was led by Megan Baskins, who scored 22 points. Katie Greenberg and Amanda Polidoro both recorded 11 points.

With the win, W&L matched its win total from all of last season. The Generals are now 3-3 overall on the season and will return to action on Tuesday as they host Southern Virginia for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS EMORY & HENRY, 60-55

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee saw two players record double-doubles as the Generals defeated Emory & Henry, 60-55, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) led W&L (2-3, 2-1) with a game-high 17 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and a program record eight blocks. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) also grabbed 10 boards for W&L.

Emory & Henry (2-1, 0-1) was led senior forward Erin Connelly (Morganton, N.C./Freedom) who notched a double-double off of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Brooke Barker (Rogersville, Tenn./Cherokee) also scored double digits with 10 points, while grabbing nine rebounds for the Wasps.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday, when the Generals travel to St. Mary’s (Md.) for a 2:00 p.m. contest.


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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 54-53

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater freshman forward Jessica Young hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining to lift the Eagles to a 54-53 win over visiting Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Monday evening.

The Generals (1-3, 1-1) assumed a 53-52 lead with 1:24 remaining in the game as junior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) nailed a three-pointer. Both teams traded possessions before Young was fouled in a loose-ball scramble and hit the game-winning charity tosses.

W&L trailed 34-28 at the half and by as many as 10 points in the early moments of the second half before coming back to tie the game at 48-48 on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) with 7:41 remaining in the game.

The Generals were paced by freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who tallied 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Otey notched 12 points, while senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Bridgewater (2-0, 1-0) was led by freshman guard Katy Herr’s 17 points and nine rebounds. Young recorded 13 points and senior guard Marie Bolton added 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS RMWC, 63-51

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team used a 14-point lead at halftime to subdue Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 63-51, on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

Sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) recorded a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) and junior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) also scored in double digits for the Generals (1-2, 1-0) with 10 and 11 points, respectively.

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1-2, 0-1) was led by sophomore forward Meghan Stenrud’s (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) game-high 27 points and senior forward Morgan Greene’s (Chase City, Va./Bluestone) team-high 10 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Monday, Dec. 1, when the Generals travel to Bridgewater for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IN ACTION AT PEACE HOSTED JACKIE AMMONS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped a pair of decisions this weekend at the Jackie Ammons Memorial Tournament, hosted by Peace College in Raleigh, N.C.

In the opening game, held on Friday, the Generals fell to Peace, 62-43. Washington and Lee (0-2) returned to action on Saturday, dropping the consolation final to Howard Payne, 61-60.

Against Howard Payne (1-0) the Generals trailed 58-60 after freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) drained a pair of foul shots with 2:12 remaining in the game.

Neither team was able to find the hoop again until Lindsey Cantrell hit the second of two shots on a trip to the charity stripe compliments of Hunsinger’s fifth foul, levied with 36 seconds remaining in the game.

Following a 30 second timeout by W&L head coach Mandy King, the Generals got their own look from the foul line when Angie Evans fouled junior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) at the 23-second mark. Barker drilled both shots to pull the Generals within 60-61.

A quick foul by senior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) stopped the clock at 20 seconds and put Lindsay Lloyd on the foul line for Howard Payne, but the Yellow Jackets were unable to convert the free throws.

Following a lose-ball scramble on the rebound, Washington and Lee regained possession with 18 seconds remaining. The Generals effectively ran out the clock, but the last-second shot sailed long and ended W&L’s comeback bid.

Michaels led the Generals with a game-high 24 points, while Hunsinger chipped in a career-high 16 points and a game-leading seven rebounds.

In Friday’s loss to Peace sophomore guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored a team-high 13 points, while freshman guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) contributed a career-high 11 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when they host Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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