W&L WOMEN'S HOOPS EDGED BY NO. 8 RANDOLPH-MACON, 79-71

SALEM, Va. -- The top-seeded and eighth-ranked Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team went on a 16-9 run over the final seven minutes en route to a 79-71 victory over eighth-seeded Washington and Lee in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

The Generals (11-15) led 12-10 with 13:32 remaining in the first half, but the Yellow Jackets (23-2) went on a 25-7 run over the next 8:53 to take a 16-point edge (35-19) at the 4:39 mark. W&L clawed back to trail by just nine points (39-30) heading into halftime.

The Generals opened the second half on a 13-4 spurt to knot the game at 43-43 with 16:11 left and took a 45-43 advantage on a layup by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) at the 14:51 mark. On its next possession, R-MC senior guard Megan Silva buried a three-pointer to give the Yellow Jackets a 46-45 lead.

R-MC pushed its lead to five points (61-56) with 9:19 left, but the Generals got within 63-62 at the 7:00 mark on a layup by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School). From there, the Yellow Jackets went on the aforementioned 16-9 run in posting the eight-point win.

W&L shot 42.3 percent (30-of-71) from the field and pulled down 43 rebounds, including 21 offensive boards. R-MC shot 48.5 percent (33-of-68) from the floor, including 5-of-8 from three-point range, and grabbed 35 rebounds.

The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a team-high 21 points, dished out a career-high seven assists and grabbed five rebounds. Hunsinger finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Feve notched 16 points, nine rebounds, a game-high eight assists and a game-best five steals.

Silva paced the Yellow Jackets with a game-high 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals. Senior forward Michelle Orton totaled 16 points and nine rebounds, while freshman guard Amanda Hiltunen chipped in with 12 points.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STUNG BY EMORY & HENRY, 94-66

EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry nailed 18-of-32 (.563) three-point attempts and held a 50-39 advantage on the boards in posting a 94-66 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Emory, Va.

The Generals (11-14, 8-12) held a slim 11-9 lead with 15:27 remaining in the first half, but the Wasps used a 26-8 run over the next 7:01 to assume a 35-19 lead with 8:26 left en route to a 52-31 lead at the break.

Emory & Henry (11-14, 9-11) hit 10 of its 18 three-pointers in the first half and forced 23 W&L turnovers in the victory.

W&L was paced by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tallied 20 points and seven steals. Freshman guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) notched 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor, while junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added 11 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in 10 points as well.

E&H was led by sophomore guard Lauren Habel’s 27 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Miranda Carrasco tallied 12 points, as did senior guard Brooke Barker, who also notched seven assists and five steals. Freshman forward Casey Williams contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

Washington and Lee will now be the eighth seed for the upcoming ODAC Tournament and will face top-seeded Randolph-Macon on Thursday.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL KNOCKED OFF BY GUILFORD, 63-56

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford senior guard Jennifer King scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Quakers to a 63-56 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

The Generals (11-13, 8-11) led 25-22 at the break and extended to a 38-28 lead just 5:46 into the second half. However, Guilford (10-14, 9-10) went on a 27-8 run over the next 9:07 to assume a 55-46 advantage with 5:07 remaining in the game. W&L then went on a 10-2 run to slice to a 57-56 game with 52 seconds remaining, but could get no closer as the Quakers went 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final 31 seconds.

W&L was paced by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) posted 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals, while junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

King’s effort was aided by 10 points and 17 rebounds from freshman forward Kristine Ellis and 12 points from freshman guard Brittany Bumgarner.

Washington and Lee will conclude its regular season on Saturday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 4:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CRUISES PAST HOLLINS, 67-52

HOLLINS, Va. -- Washington and Lee jumped out to a 21-point (34-13) halftime lead and cruised to its fourth straight victory with a 67-52 win at Hollins in ODAC Women’s Basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals shot a season-best 53.7 percent (29-54) from the field and forced 23 HU turnovers in the victory, their seventh in the last eight games.

W&L (11-12, 8-10) was paced by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who tallied 11 points in 14 minutes of action. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) notched 10 points also in 14 minutes of play, while senior guard Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) registered seven points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals, all of which were career-highs.

Hollins (0-22, 0-17) was led by forward Ashley Lewis’ 17 points and eight rebounds. Guard Coby Wilmer added 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

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

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OUTLASTS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 86-84 IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) scored the go-ahead basket with 26 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Washington and Lee to an 86-84 overtime win over Southern Virginia in non-conference women’s basketball action on Thursday evening at the Warner Center.

The Knights (10-16) trailed 74-69 with 36 seconds remaining in regulation, but four missed free throws by the Generals and five straight points in the final 18 seconds by SVU junior guard Shalece Hibbert (LaGrande, Ore./LaGrande) forced the extra session.

The lead changed hands seven times during the overtime, including three times in the final 1:17 before Krouchick’s game-winning layup. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) extended the Generals’ lead to 86-84 by hitting 1-of-2 free throws with 13 seconds left and freshman guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) sealed the win with a steal as time ran out.

W&L (10-12) led by as many as 16 points in the first half and held a 38-28 lead at the break. SVU fought back to slice the W&L advantage to one-point (51-50) with 10:26 remaining in regulation, but the Generals pushed back to a 63-51 lead with 6:32 left. The Knights then chipped away until Hibbert’s flurry forced overtime.

W&L was led by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who tied her career-high with 25 points. She also grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists. Hunsinger tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Krouchick and sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) notched 12 points each.

Southern Virginia was paced by junior center Brynne Louder’s (Orem, Utah/Timpview) 21 points and 11 rebounds. Junior forward Kendra Romito (Plymouth, Wisc./Plymouth) notched 16 points and nine rebounds, while Hibbert posted 15 points and seven boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Hollins for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UPENDS LYNCHBURG, 72-59

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 72-59 victory over Lynchburg in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Hornets (7-14, 5-11) jumped out to a 12-6 lead with 11:50 remaining in the first half, but the Generals (9-12, 7-10) went on an 18-6 spurt to take a four point edge (22-18) with 3:40 left and went into halftime with a 29-25 advantage.

W&L opened the second half on a 14-2 run to push its lead to 16 points at 43-27 with 14:23 remaining and extended its advantage to 19 points on three different occasions. However, Lynchburg chipped away at the deficit and got within eight points at 63-55 with 1:12 left, but wouldn’t be able to get any closer.

The Generals shot 46 percent (25-of-55) from the floor and forced 27 Lynchburg turnovers. They also held a 40-31 rebounding advantage. The Hornets shot 37 percent (20-of-54) from the field.

Krouchick was aided by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who notched 15 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) tallied 14 points, a career-high tying nine assists and five steals, while freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) chipped in with 12 points and four boards.

Lynchburg was paced by junior center Caroline Wesley’s (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame) 16 points and game-high 13 rebounds. Junior guard Whitney Dix (Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt) added 17 points, including 4-for-8 from three-point range.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Thursday when it hosts Southern Virginia at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS R-MWC, 68-48

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) and sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) each recorded a double-double to help lead Washington and Lee to a 68-48 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. Hunsinger tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Wolff had 10 points and a career-high tying 10 boards.

The Generals (8-12, 6-10) led 11-7 with 14:41 left in the first half, but the WildCats (5-12, 4-10) took an 18-17 edge at the 7:17 mark on a layup by senior guard Becky Johnsen (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford). However, W&L went on an 14-3 run to close out the first half to take a 31-21 lead at the break.

R-MWC pulled to within seven points (35-28) with 17:57 remaining in the second half, but a 16-4 spurt by the Generals gave them a 51-32 advantage at the 8:54 mark. W&L would push its lead to as many as 25 points (68-43) en route to the 20-point victory.

The Generals shot just 35.3 percent (24-of-68) from the field, but held a 53-41 edge on the boards. The WildCats were just 20-62 (32.3%) from the floor, including 3-of-20 (15%) from three-point range.

Hunsinger and Wolff were aided by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who scored a team-high 14 points with six rebounds and a game-high five assists.

R-MWC was paced by senior forward Meghan Stensrud’s (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) game-high 17 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Junior guard Lianna Carrera (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) added 10 points, while senior forward Jennifer Prewitt (Crozier, Va./Goochland) chipped in with four points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Sunday when it hosts Lynchburg at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 65-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite went on a 23-12 run in the final 8:42 of the second half to post a 65-60 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Royals (13-6, 9-5) led 11-10 with 14:07 left in the first half, but the Generals (7-12, 5-10) went on an 11-0 run to take a 10-point lead (21-11) with 8:44 remaining en route to a 31-23 halftime advantage.

In the second half, W&L pushed its lead to 11 points (38-27) at the 16:14 mark and held a 48-42 lead with 8:24 remaining before Eastern Mennonite went on the aforementioned run to close out the game.

The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down six rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) notched 15 points and a game-high five assists, while junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) added eight points, a game-high 14 rebounds and season-high tying seven blocks. She now has 61 blocks on the season, a new W&L record.

The Royals were paced by senior center Amanda Renalds’ (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) 20 points. Sophomore center Jolene Kratz (Telford, Pa./Christopher Dock) added 13 points and four rebounds, while senior forward Stephanie Mathews (Woodstock, Va./Central) notched 10 points and a team-high nine boards.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s College at 2:00 pm.


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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS ROANOKE, 78-70

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team won its first-ever game over Roanoke and snapped a 23-game losing streak to the Maroons in the process with a 78-70 victory in ODAC action on Saturday evening in Salem, Va.

Roanoke (9-9, 6-8) led 22-13 at the 9:39 mark of the first half, but the Generals (7-11, 5-9) chipped away to tie the game at 39-39 with 1:18 left. However, Roanoke regrouped to take a 44-42 lead into the break.

In the second half, W&L regained the advantage at 49-46 with 17:26 remaining, but the Maroons went on an 11-0 run to take a 57-49 edge at the 14:05 mark and held the lead until Generals’ sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) hit a layup to give W&L a 61-60 edge at the 9:06 mark.

Roanoke trailed by one at 71-70 with 1:28 left, but couldn’t regain the lead as W&L freshman guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Academy of the Holy Angels) went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:05 to ice the win for the Generals.

The Generals shot a season-high 53.4 percent (31-of-58) from the floor, while Roanoke shot 50 percent (27-of-54) from the field.

W&L was led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who scored a team-high 21 points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. She also became just the sixth General to surpass the 1,000 point plateau. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) notched a season-high 20 points and a game-high six assists, while Krouchick and sophomore forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) each tallied 10 points.

Junior guard Cindy McGraw scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Maroons. Senior guard Lindsay Reynolds added 16 points and six boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Eastern Mennonite at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL UPENDS MARY BALDWIN, 69-62

STAUNTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Generals past Mary Baldwin, 69-62, in non-conference women’s basketball action on Thursday evening in Staunton, Va.

The Generals (6-11) led just 30-29 at the break, but started the second half on an 11-3 run to assume a 41-32 lead with 15:57 remaining in the game. The Fighting Squirrels rebounded to knot the game at 45-45 with 11:52 left, but a 13-5 W&L run gave the Generals a 58-50 advantage with 8:04 remaining. MBC sliced the lead to 59-56 with 4:10 remaining, but could get no closer.

Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) totaled 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, and is now just three points shy of 1,000 for her career. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Generals.

Mary Baldwin (5-12) was paced by sophomore guard Jessica Carter’s 29 points. Senior forward Rayna Henry added eight points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Roanoke College for a 5:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY, 89-75

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee scored a school-record 89 points and pulled down a school-record 64 rebounds in an 89-75 victory over Emory & Henry in ODAC women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (5-11, 4-9) jumped out to an 8-3 lead at the 18:06 mark and held the lead until Wasps’ freshman guard Miranda Carrasco (Roanoke, Va./William Byrd) knocked down a three-pointer to give E&H a 23-22 edge with 9:22 remaining in the first half and the Wasps carried a 42-39 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the two teams battled back and forth until W&L took the lead for good (62-61) at the 10:09 mark on a layup by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill). The Generals pushed their advantage to as many as 16 points (79-63) with 4:00 left en route to the victory.

The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tied her career-high with 26 points and seven rebounds. W&L also had three players record a double-double for the first time in school history. Feve finished with season-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds to go with her game-high six assists. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) added 15 points, 15 boards and a game-high seven blocks, while freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) notched 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

E&H (6-11, 4-8) was led by sophomore guard Lauren Habel’s (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville) 19 points, while Carrasco finished with 17 points and four rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Mary Baldwin for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 71-46

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Guard Marsha Kinder scored 23 points to help lead Bridgewater College to a 71-46 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Bridgewater, Va.

The Eagles (11-4, 9-1) forced 32 W&L turnovers and limited the Generals to just 34.0 percent shooting from the floor.

An 11-4 run by Bridgewater pushed a 10-point (32-22) halftime lead out to 17 points (43-26) with 15:29 remaining in the game, but the Generals fought back to slice the advantage to just nine points (51-42) with 10 minutes remaining. However, the Eagles would outscore W&L 20-4 the rest of the way for the 25-point victory.

W&L (4-11, 3-9) was led by freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), who tallied a career-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Kinder was joined in double figures by forward Amy Childs, who totaled 13 points and grabbed five rebounds.

W&L returns to the court on Tuesday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RMWC, 77-69

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Randolph-Macon Woman’s College used a 13-3 run late in the second half to secure a 77-69 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The game featured 10 ties and seven lead changes until the WildCats (4-8, 3-6) broke open a 60-60 tie at the 6:19 mark with the aforementioned run that gave them a 73-63 lead with 1:28 remaining in the game.

Washington and Lee (4-10, 3-8) was paced by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) career-high 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 18 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

RMWC was led by junior guard Sara Rechnitzer’s 26 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the foul line. Senior forward Jennifer Prewitt notched 16 points and 11 rebounds, while senior forward Meghan Stensrud added 15 points and 12 boards.

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

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EDGED BY LYNCHBURG, 69-63

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Lynchburg overcame an 11-point first half deficit to defeat Washington and Lee 69-63 in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals (4-9, 3-7) jumped out to an 11-2 lead with 14:51 left in the first half and extended their advantage to 29-18 with 3:55 remaining, but the Hornets (5-8, 3-5) went on an 18-4 run to cut the deficit to 33-31 at the break.

In the second half, W&L retook control of the game and slowly extended its advantage back to 10 points at 43-33 with 14:58 remaining on a basket by freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton). However, Lynchburg again chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 47-47 at the 9:22 mark. The Hornets then took the lead for good at 61-59 with 2:31 left on a jumper by junior forward Stephanie Howell. Freshman guard Jessica Pierce iced the game by going 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 37 seconds.

W&L was led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a game-high 17 points and collected four steals. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added nine points, six rebounds and four assists.

Pierce finished with team-highs 15 points and five assists, while senior forward Lacey Currle tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Sunday when it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 15 RANDOLPH-MACON, 91-70

ASHLAND, Va. -- Senior guard Megan Silva tallied 29 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon to a 91-70 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Thursday evening in Ashland, Va.

W&L (4-8, 3-6) trailed by just three points (17-14) with 11:51 remaining in the first half, but a 14-3 Yellow Jacket run over the next 7:03 gave R-MC a 31-17 lead en route to a 51-35 advantage at the break. The Generals could not cut the lead to single digits in the second half as the Yellow Jackets improved to 10-2 overall and 9-1 in the ODAC.

W&L was led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tied a season-high with 18 points and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) tied her career-high with 12 points and grabbed five boards, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in nine points and six assists.

Silva’s effort was aided by junior guard Salem Shaffer’s 18 points, nine assists and five steals. Senior forward Kristin Thompson added 12 points and five boards as R-MC shot 53.6 percent from the floor.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday as they travel to Lynchburg for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 75-58

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Erin Hanson (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Roanoke women’s basketball team to a 75-58 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Maroons (6-5, 3-4) jumped out to a 16-7 lead with 13:30 left in the first half and extended their advantage to as many as 14 points (33-19) with 5:55 left. W&L (4-7, 3-5) pulled to within nine points at 41-32 with 15 seconds remaining in the half, but junior forward Ashley Nesbit (Bowdoin, Maine/Mt. Ararat) knocked down a jumper to give Roanoke a 43-32 lead at the break.

Roanoke would maintain a double-digit lead throughout the entire second half as it shot 45.2 percent (28-of-62) from the field. The Generals shot just 36.2 percent (21-of-58), but held a 42-39 edge in rebounds.

W&L was led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who tied her career-high with 26 points and pulled down a season-best 16 rebounds. She also blocked four shots. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) added 15 points, five rebounds and a team-high three steals, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in with eight rebounds and six assists.

Hanson was aided by senior guard Veronica Kelly (Westport, Conn./Staples), who recorded 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Junior guard Cindy McGraw (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) had 13 points and five rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Thursday when it travels to No. 15 Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS HOLLINS, 78-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee had 12 different players crack the scoring column in a 78-53 win over Hollins in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-6, 3-4) jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the opening 5:57 of the game and never looked back in claiming the 25-point victory.

W&L shot 51.5 percent from the floor led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. She also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) notched 13 points, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) tallied 11 points. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) dished out a career-high nine assists.

Hollins (0-10, 0-7) was paced by senior forward LeighAnn Woodley’s (Salem, Va./Glenvar) 21 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Junior forward Ashley Lewis (Concord, Va./Rustburg) registered 15 points and 11 rebounds, while senior guard Coby Wilmer (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer) added 12 points and seven boards.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Tuesday as it hosts Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 72-69

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed four players in double figures but it was not enough as the Generals fell 72-69 at Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Marlins (8-2, 5-0) jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the game’s opening minutes and carried a 32-24 lead into the halftime break. The Generals then rebounded with a 9-0 run to open the second half and take a 33-32 lead. The lead would change hands several times until the Marlins assumed the lead for good with a run that gave them a 69-61 lead with 2:43 remaining in the game.

W&L chipped away at the lead in the final minutes, thanks in part to VWC missing four straight free throws in the final minute. The Generals had one last chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but sophomore guard Emily Wolff’s (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) three-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.

W&L (3-6, 2-4) was paced by junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who tallied 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) registered 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) notched 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Wolff added 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high seven assists.

Virginia Wesleyan was led by sophomore forward Allison Wheeler’s 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor. Junior center Nicole Thurston totaled 13 points and nine boards, while junior guard Lauren Rector chipped in with 10 points.

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

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS GUILFORD, 73-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead Washington and Lee to a 73-53 victory over Guilford in ODAC women’s basketball action on Thursday evening at the Warner Center.

Guilford (2-5, 1-1) led 18-17 with 7:38 left in the first half, but the Generals (3-5, 2-3) went on a 18-6 run over the next 6:26 to take a 35-24 lead. W&L headed into halftime with a 37-29 edge.

The Generals opened the second half on a 20-4 spurt to take a 57-33 lead with 11:52 remaining and pushed their advantage to as many as 26 points on three different occasions en route to the 20-point win.

W&L shot 45.8 percent (27-59) from the field, while the Quakers shot just 21.7 percent (18-83) for the game. The Generals also held a 58-41 edge in rebounding.

Hunsinger was aided by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 14 points and four rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in with 11 points and a career-high eight assists.

Guilford was led by senior guard Jennifer King’s (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) 14 points and seven rebounds. Freshman forward Kristine Ellis (Winston-Salem, N.C./East Forsyth) added nine points and six boards, while freshman forward Heather Koehler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) tallied six points.

Washington and Lee has off for exams and the holiday break before returning to the court on Tue., Jan. 3 at Virginia Wesleyan. The game begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EMU, 65-40

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee jumped out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back in claiming a 65-40 victory over Eastern Mennonite in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the EMU Commons.

The Generals (2-5, 1-3) pushed their lead to as many as 16 points (21-5) in the first half, but the Royals sliced the advantage to just eight points (29-21) at halftime.

W&L then held EMU to just five second half field goals and used a 21-4 run midway through the half to post a commanding 59-33 lead with 3:29 to play.

Eastern Mennonite shot just 21.4 percent (12-56) from the field, while W&L shot 43.5 percent (27-62), including 53.3 percent during the second stanza. The Generals also posted a 54-33 rebounding advantage.

Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) led the way with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) registered 12 points each. Sophomore point guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added six points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

EMU (4-2, 1-1) was paced by Jolene Kratz, who notched 10 points and 12 rebounds. Senior all-conference center Amanda Renalds was held to just nine points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday evening as it hosts Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 66-55

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee shot just 29.5 percent from the floor and committed 26 turnovers in falling to Virginia Wesleyan, 66-55, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (1-5, 0-3) trailed by just three points (37-34) with 16:25 remaining in the game, but a 14-5 run by the Marlins over the next 6:18 gave VWC a 51-39 lead and W&L crept no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

W&L was led by senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who tallied 13 points and seven rebounds. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 12 points and 15 rebounds, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added 12 points and five boards.

Virginia Wesleyan (4-2, 3-0) was paced by sophomore forward Heather Phillips’ (Hillsboro, Va./Ashburn Stone Bridge) 19 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Bryttani Payton (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) scored 10 points and junior center Nicole Thurston (Ramstein, Germany/American) added eight points and 11 rebounds.

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
NO. 10 RANDOLPH-MACON, 68-58

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 10th-ranked Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team had four players score in double figures in defeating Washington and Lee, 68-58, in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0) led 27-12 with 6:18 remaining in the first half, but the Generals (1-4, 0-2) went on a 17-4 run to pull within two points (31-29) with 55 seconds left in the half. R-MC went into halftime with a 34-29 edge after junior guard Salem Shaffer (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) hit a three-pointer as the first half expired.

In the second half, W&L again got within two points (41-39) on a jumper by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) at the 14:29 mark, but the Yellow Jackets pushed their lead out to 11 points (57-46) with 5:29 remaining en route to the win.

Krouchick finished with a team-high 18 points, a team-best four assists, and four rebounds. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) added 17 points, seven rebounds and a game-high five blocks, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) chipped in with career-highs of 10 points and eight rebounds.

R-MC was led by senior guard Megan Silva’s (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Michelle Orton (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) notched 14 points and eight rebounds, while Shaffer finished with 11 points and six boards.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Sunday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 70-47

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater College forced 29 Washington and Lee turnovers and scored 38 points off those turnovers in posting a 70-47 win over the Generals in ODAC women’s basketball team action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

W&L (1-3, 0-1) led 11-9 with 12:55 remaining in the first half, but the Eagles (2-2, 1-0) went on a 16-2 run over the next 4:01 to take a 25-13 lead. Bridgewater extended its advantage to as many as 17 points (35-18) with 3:31 left before heading into halftime with a 37-23 edge.

The Generals opened the second half on a 14-6 run to pull within six points at 43-37 with 11:43 left, but the Eagles responded with a 20-5 spurt over the next 8:25 to push their lead to 21 points (63-42) with 5:18 remaining in the second half en route to the win.

W&L shot 37 percent (20-53) from the field, while Bridgewater shot 40 percent (24-60). Both teams hauled in 37 rebounds.

The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a team-high 16 points, dished out a team-best four assists and collected a game-high five steals. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) notched her third double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go with her game-high five blocks. Sophomore guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) tallied eight points, seven rebounds, and three assists.

The Eagles received 16 points from freshman forward Jennifer Saunders (Richmond, Va./Monacan). Junior guard Amy Childs (Covington, Va./Alleghany) notched 13 points, a team-high eight rebounds, and four steals.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts No. 10 Randolph-Macon at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO
NO. 24 MARY WASHINGTON, 61-53

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, but it was the 24th-ranked Mary Washington women’s basketball team which came away with a 61-53 victory on Tuesday evening in Fredericksburg, Va. It was the Eagles second win over W&L in the last three days.

Mary Washington (3-0) led 9-4 with 13:23 left in the first half, but the Generals (1-2) went on a 13-3 spurt over the next 4:01 to take a 17-12 lead. The Eagles regained the lead at 19-17 on a three-pointer by senior guard Jenn Olinger at the 7:41 mark and extended their advantage to as many as 11 points (30-19) before heading into halftime with a 30-22 edge.

W&L opened up the second half on a 13-9 run to pull to with four points (39-35) with 12:10 remaining. However, UMW slowly extended its advantage to 13 points at 56-43 with 4:40 left. The Generals crept back to within six points (59-53) on a three-pointer by sophomore forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) with 23 seconds remaining, but they wouldn’t get any closer.

Hunsinger was aided by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 10 points and seven boards. James finished with career-highs of 10 rebounds and three assists to go with her six points.

The Eagles were led by freshman guard Sarah Flanagan’s 11 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore center Liz Hickey added 10 rebounds and 12 blocks.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tue., Nov. 29 when it opens its home and conference schedule against Bridgewater at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO MARY WASHINGTON, 60-53

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 60-53 loss to the University of Mary Washington in the championship game at the Swarthmore Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday afternoon in Swarthmore, Pa.

The Eagles (2-0) jumped out to a 9-3 lead at the 15:21 mark, but the Generals pulled to within one point at 14-13 on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Academy of the Holy Angels) with 9:58 left in the first half. However, UMW pushed its lead to as many as 12 points at 25-13 at 5:36 before going into halftime with a 30-21 advantage.

Following intermission, the Eagles extended their lead to 19 points at 46-27 with 10:43 remaining in the second half, but W&L responded with a 16-4 run over the next 4:38 to pull within seven points at 50-43. Freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) cut the deficit to 50-46 with 4:43 left when she connected on a three-point play, but that would be as close as the Generals would come for the rest of the game.

W&L shot 37 percent (20-of-54) from the floor and pulled down 44 rebounds, while UMW shot 39 percent (25-of-64) and grabbed 36 boards.

Ridenhour finished with team-high 13 points and four rebounds, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in with 11 points and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied 10 points and seven boards. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who was named to the all-tournament team, finished with six points, seven rebounds, and two blocks.

The Eagles were led by Debbie Bruen’s 17 points, six rebounds, and game-high four steals. Liz Hickey chipped in with 13 points and two blocks.

W&L and Mary Washington will square off for the second time in three days on Tuesday night at Mary Washington. The game is set to begin at 6:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS SWARTHMORE, 67-60

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team won its first season-opener since the 1997-98 season with a 67-60 win over Swarthmore in the opening round of the Swarthmore Tipoff Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (1-0) jumped out to a 12-0 lead and led 40-25 at the break. W&L pushed its’ advantage to as many as 21 points (47-26) early in the second half before the Garnet would mount a late rally. Swarthmore sliced W&L’s lead to just five points (64-59) with 40 seconds remaining, but could get no closer.

W&L offset 33 turnovers by shooting 43.9 percent (25-of-57) from the floor and out-rebounding the Garnet by 12 boards (48-36).

Junior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) paced the Generals with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) notched 12 points and six rebounds, while senior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Swarthmore (0-1) was led by Karen Berk’s 23 points and eight rebounds. Jennifer Stevenson chipped in with 14 points and six boards.

The Generals return to action on Sunday as they take on Mary Washington in the championship game which is slated to begin at 4:00 pm.

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