W&L WOMEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO VA WESLEYAN, 73-62 (2/24)

SALEM, Va. -- Junior forward Heather Phillips scored a game-high 23 points to lead second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan to a 73-62 victory over sixth-seeded Washington and Lee in the semifinals of the ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening at the Salem Civic Center.

The Generals started strong and led 25-21 with 7:10 remaining in the first period, but the Marlins closed the half with an 18-4 run to assume a 39-29 lead at the break.

Virginia Wesleyan (21-6) extended its lead to 15 points (45-30) just over a minute into the second half and held a 51-38 advantage with 15:22 to play. However, W&L immediately went on an 11-0 run highlighted by a pair of three-pointers from junior forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) to slice the VWC lead to 51-49 with 12:02 left. That would be as close as the Generals would get the rest of the way as a quick 9-0 run for the Marlins gave them a 60-49 lead with 7:50 remaining and they maintained a double-digit lead for much of the remaining time.

The Generals were led by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) totaled 12 points and seven rebounds, while junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) also posted 12 points. James chipped in 10 points and nine boards.

Phillips was joined in double-figures by junior guard Chelsey Barrett, who registered 10 points.

The loss ends Washington and Lee’s season at 16-11 overall. The Generals bested the previous school-record win total by three games and won just their second ODAC Tournament contest in program history. Virginia Wesleyan will take on top-seeded Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Championship game on Sunday at 3:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EMU IN ODAC TOURNAMENT, 53-43 (2/23)

SALEM, Va. -- Sixth-seeded Washington and Lee fell behind 9-0 at the start of game and shot just 26.8 percent from the floor (15-56), but the Generals recovered to post a 53-43 victory over third-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the first round of the ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday evening at the Salem Civic Center.

W&L (16-10) did not score in the opening seven minutes of the game, but responded to the Royals’ opening run with a 15-0 surge to assume a 15-9 lead with 5:48 left before the half. EMU fought back to knot the game at 16-16, but the Generals carried a 22-19 lead into halftime.

W&L continued to struggle shooting from the floor in the second stanza and the Royals assumed a 37-33 lead with 6:18 left in the game. However, the Generals were able to close on a 20-6 run, aided by 8-for-8 shooting from the foul line in the final 1:26 in posting their first ODAC Tournament victory since the 1998-99 season.

Junior forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) posted her third double-double in the last four games to lead W&L to the win. James scored a game-high 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three-point range and hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) posted 13 points and eight boards, while junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) notched eight points, seven rebounds and three assists. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added six points, eight boards and five blocks.

Eastern Mennonite (17-8) was paced by Lele Shumate’s nine points. Ebony Dennis and Carolyn Riley chipped in eight points each.

Washington and Lee will now take on second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the semifinals on Saturday night at 8:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SNAGS 80-64 WIN OVER LYNCHBURG

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team concluded its regular season with an 80-64 win over Lynchburg on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (15-10, 11-9) owned a 22-17 advantage with 8:08 to play in the first half, but LC used an 8-0 run to take a 25-22 lead with 5:21 remaining in the opening stanza. W&L fought back with a 7-0 run of its own, leading 29-25 with 2:20 to play in the half and continued to hold on to the lead (35-31) at the break.

The Hornets (7-18, 7-13) opened the second half with a 10-4 spurt, taking a two-point lead (41-39) with 16:25 left in regulation. However, junior forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) nailed a three-pointer on the Generals’ next possession to give W&L the lead for good.

James paced the Blue and White with a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds), hitting all four of her shots from long range. Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) registered 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Junior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) filled out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 11 markers.

Lynchburg was led by senior center Caroline Wesley’s (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame) 18 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Brittany Dahn (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) also notched a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 boards, while freshman guard Amy Terry (Dublin, Va./Pulaski County) scored 12 points.

W&L will make its fourth-straight appearance in the ODAC Tournament on Friday. As the sixth seed, the Generals will take on third-seeded Eastern Mennonite at 8:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S HOOPS EDITS RECORD BOOK WITH 82-67 WIN OVER E&H (2/16)

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team set a new program record for wins in a season, collecting its 14th victory with an 82-67 triumph over Emory & Henry on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

In the win, junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied 14 points en route to becoming the seventh General in program history to record 1,000 career points (1,010). Additionally, senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) snared seven rebounds to surpass Guilford’s Laura Haynes ‘98 (1,021) as the ODAC’s all-time leading rebounder (1,022).

W&L (14-10, 10-9) jumped out to a 12-point lead (20-8) with 13:13 remaining in the first half and maintained a 42-27 advantage at the break. The Wasps (8-17,4-16) got as close as 11 points on two occasions in the second half, but could not get any closer down the stretch.

Washington and Lee shot a season-high 50.0 percent from the floor (32-64), including hitting 8-of-16 (.500) from beyond the arc.

Junior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) paced five Generals in double-digits with a career-high 17 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) also established a new career-high with 16 points and tied her career-high with seven assists. Krouchick and Hunsinger both added 14 points. Krouchick also dished out a career-high nine assists and grabbed seven boards, while Hunsinger tallied four blocks. Senior guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) rounded out the double-figure scorers with a season-high 12 points.

Emory & Henry was led by freshman forward Alex Lyons’ (Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee) 18 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Sarah Petty (White Bluff, Tenn./Creek Wood) totaled 14 points, while freshman guard Baylie Snyder (Galax, Va./Galax) registered 11 points

W&L concludes its regular season on Saturday as it hosts Lynchburg at 5:00 pm at the Warner Center.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SHOOTS PAST HOLLINS, 87-44

HOLLINS, Va. – Junior forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) registered her first career double-double (18 pts, 11 rbs) as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team tied its program mark for wins in a season with an 87-44 victory over Hollins on Tuesday evening in Hollins, Va.

The Generals (13-10, 9-9) have previously posted 13 wins in a season on three occasions (1998-99, 1999-00, 2004-05).

Hollins (1-21, 1-17) held a 13-12 advantage with 10:11 to play in the first half, but the Generals closed out the half with a 31-4 run to take a 43-17 lead into the break. W&L kept its double-digit lead the entire second half and cruised to the 87-44 final.

The Blue and White shot 49.3 percent  (33-67) from the floor in the contest and out-rebounded Hollins, 54-29. Additionally, W&L set a new program record for three-pointers made in a game (10-24) and tied a program mark for blocks in a game (11).

James shot 7-of-9 from the floor and hit 4-of-5 from long range as she paced four players in double-figures for the Generals. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) registered 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and tied her own program record with nine blocks. Freshman guard Lauren Heitshusen (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Southside) tallied career highs in points (12) and rebounds (9), while freshman center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) also added 12 points.

Hollins was led by Nicole Grant’s 19 points and nine rebounds, while Ashleigh Smith contributed 17 markers.

W&L returns to the court on Friday when it hosts Emory & Henry at 7:00 pm at the Warner Center.

-- GENERALS--


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 68-48 (2/10)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite shot 72.0 percent (18-25) from the floor in the first half en route to a 68-48 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Yoder Arena.

The Royals (16-5, 14-3) used their hot shooting to jump out to a 41-26 halftime advantage and led by as many as 24 points in the second stanza in cruising to the 20-point win.

Washington and Lee (12-10, 8-9), which shot just 33.9 percent (20-59) from the field and was out-rebounded 38-28, was led by senior center Jessica Hunsinger’s (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added seven points.

EMU, which shot 56.9 percent (29-51) for the game, was paced by Carolyn Riley’s 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. Jolene Kratz added 14 points and seven rebounds.

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

-- GENERALS --


GUILFORD ENDS W&L’S WINNING STREAK WITH 72-66 OT WIN (2/6)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Guilford snapped W&L’s school-record seven-game winning streak with a 72-66 overtime victory in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

W&L senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks in the loss. In the process, she became the first women’s basketball player in school history to record 1,000 career rebounds (1,004) and she also tied her own school record for season blocks (74).

W&L (12-9, 8-8) began the contest with a 16-2 lead in the first 10:03, but the Quakers methodically chipped away and found themselves leading 27-25 at the break. The game was back-and-forth in the second half and featured seven ties. Guilford led by as many as seven points (53-46) with 5:46 remaining, but the Generals went on a 10-0 run over the next 3:03 to take a 56-53 lead with 2:43 to play. The Quakers fought back and held a 61-59 lead with 17.0 seconds left, however W&L forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) hit a jumper with 3.3 seconds remaining to send the game to an extra session.

GC scored the first six points of overtime for 67-61 advantage at 3:25 and the Generals could claw no closer than two points (68-66) with 14.0 seconds left in the contest. Guilford connected on 5-of-6 from the line in the closing seconds to post the win.

The Quakers (8-14, 7-10) connected on 18-of-19 (.947) from the charity stripe, while the Generals hit 14-of-20 (.700). W&L out-rebounded GC, 57-40, but was hampered by 28 turnovers.

Hunsinger led the Generals with her sixth-straight double-double. Krouchick also registered a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) accumulated career-high numbers in rebounds (13) and assists (6) and added nine points. Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) chipped in 10 points and seven boards.

The Quakers were paced by freshman guard Ann Seufer (Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown), who racked up 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. Sophomore forward Tracey Croner (Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan) tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Joclyn Terry (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) rounded out Guilford’s double-figure scorers with 10 markers.

W&L returns to the court on Saturday when it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on Eastern Mennonite at 3:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S HOOPS PICKS UP SEVENTH-STRAIGHT WIN WITH 55-50 VICTORY OVER ROANOKE (2/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) netted her fifth-straight double-double as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team won its seventh-straight game with a 55-50 victory over Roanoke on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (11-8, 8-7) jumped out to an early 12-4 lead in the first 7:13 of the contest, but the Maroons (10-10, 8-7) used a 19-8 run to take a 23-20 advantage with 4:03 to play in the first half in leading 28-26 at the break.

W&L opened the second half with an 11-4 run, taking a seven-point lead (39-32) at 12:36. However, Roanoke chipped away at the lead, eventually taking a two-point advantage (47-45) with 4:07 to go in the contest. Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) drained a jumper to tie the contest at 47-47 with 3:42 remaining and Hunsinger dropped in a layup to put the Generals up for good (49-47) with 2:41 left.

The Blue and White was led by Hunsinger, who tied a season-high with 19 points and added 14 rebounds. Hunsinger, who is W&L’s all-time leading rebounder, is now just six caroms shy of 1,000.

Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels ) also scored in double-figures for W&L with 14 markers, while Krouchick tallied 12 points.

The Maroons were paced by junior forward Erin Hanson (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg), who notched 14 points and eight points. Junior forward Sara Keller (Delaware, Ohio/Buckey Valley) registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Guilford at 7:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S HOOPS WIN SIXTH-STRAIGHT WITH 71-34 VICTORY OVER R-MWC (2/2)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) posted her fourth-straight double-double and became W&L’s all-time leading rebounder as the Generals won a school-record sixth-straight game with a 71-34 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in ODAC women’s basketball on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

Hunsinger racked up 14 points and 13 rebounds to surpass Jessica Mentz ‘02 (973) with 980 career caroms.

The Generals (11-8, 7-7) closed the first half on an 18-3 run in the final 8:08 to take a 36-15 lead into the break. W&L never led by less than 17 in the second half and cruised to the 37-point victory.

The Blue and White shot 41.7 percent from the floor (30-72), while the WildCats shot just 25.0 percent from the field (14-56). The Generals also held a dominating advantage on the boards, out-rebounding R-MWC, 59-28.

Hunsinger’s performance paced W&L, while junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) recorded 15 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added 11 markers.

The WildCats (1-16, 1-13) were led by freshman forward Katie Rechnitzer (Burke, Va/Robinson), who notched 15 points.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Roanoke at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS EMORY & HENRY, 62-44 (1/30)

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team tied a program record with its fifth-consecutive win in defeating Emory & Henry, 62-44, on Tuesday evening at the King Center.

The Generals (10-8, 6-7) equaled the mark set during the 1998-99 and 2001-02 seasons and have now won seven of their last eight contests dating back to Jan. 12.

Against the Wasps (7-12, 3-11), W&L opened the game on a 13-2 run and held E&H to just one field goal in the first 12:01 of the game en route to a 30-23 lead at the break.

The Wasps closed to within three points (37-34) at the 11:32 mark of the second half on a three-pointer by freshman guard Kristy Brooking, but the Generals answered right back as junior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) drilled a three-pointer on the other end to key a 13-0 run that gave W&L a 50-34 lead with 5:50 left in the game. Emory & Henry cound not get to within single digits the rest of the way.

Washington and Lee was paced by junior forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) 17 points. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 14 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks, while Kane tallied 12 points and seven boards. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) recorded six points, nine rebounds and five assists, while sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) chipped in eight points, five rebounds and five assists.

Emory & Henry, which shot just 23.3 percent (17-73) from the floor, was led by freshman guard Alex Lyons’ 16-point, 11-rebound effort. Freshman forward Samantha Shepard added eight points and eight boards.

Washington and Lee will look to win its sixth-straight contest on Friday evening as it hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s College for a 7:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ESCAPES WITH A 66-62 WIN AT SOUTHERN VIRGINIA (1/25)

BUENA VISTA, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team upped its winning streak to four games with a 66-62 victory at Southern Virginia on Thursday evening.

The Knights (6-11) led 29-27 at halftime, but the Generals began the second stanza on a 10-4 run to assume a 37-33 lead with 13:47 remaining. The two teams battled back and forth until W&L began to take control with a 12-4 run that gave it a 61-53 advantage with 2:15 left in the contest.

The Knights cut it to a 64-62 game on a three-pointer with 47 seconds left and had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but a layup would not fall and senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) was fouled after grabbing the rebound with 2.8 seconds left. Hunsinger sank both free throws to seal the Generals’ sixth victory in their last seven games.

W&L (9-8), which shot 17-of-20 (.850) from the free throw line in the second half and 21-of-26 (.808) for the game, was paced by junior forward Amanda Kane’s (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) season-high 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point range. Hunsinger amassed 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, while sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) posted 12 points and three assists. Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) chipped in 11 points and six rebounds.

Junior guard Lynette Adams led Southern Virginia with a game-high 18 points. Junior forward Kendra Romito posted 16 points, while freshman guard Tricia Dixon notched 10 points and seven boards.

The Generals will return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GRINDS OUT A 49-46 WIN AT GUILFORD (1/23)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team shot just 29.2 percent (19-65) from the field but found a way to gut out a 49-46 win over Guilford in ODAC action on Tuesday evening at the Ragan-Brown Field House.

The Quakers (7-10, 6-6) jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the opening 7:33 of the game, but the Generals’ defense would tighten up in holding Guilford to just two field goals in the final 10:20 of the first half. W&L’s offense then provided just enough of a lift to give the Generals a one-point advantage (21-20) at halftime.

Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) scored six straight points to open the second stanza and the Generals methodically opened a seven-point lead (40-33) with 7:20 remaining in the game. However, Guilford then went on a 12-1 run over the next 4:55 to assume a 45-41 lead with 2:25 left.

A jumper by sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) just 23 seconds later cut it to a 45-43 game and back-to-back layups by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) gave the Generals a 47-45 lead with 25 seconds remaining.

Guilford’s Jasmine Wood converted on 1-of-2 foul shots with 18 seconds left to cut the lead to 47-46, but W&L sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) hit a pair of charity tosses with 12 seconds left to provide the final margin. Guilford had one final chance to send the game into overtime, but Jessica Casto’s three-pointer with two seconds left would not fall.

The Generals (8-8, 5-7) were paced by Hunsinger’s 16 points (12 in the second half) and 11 rebounds. Krouchick tallied 12 points, while Ridenhour notched seven points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Guilford, which shot just 30.2 percent (19-63) from the floor, was led by Tracey Croner’s 13 points. Alexa Williams hauled in a game-high 12 boards.

Washington and Lee, which has won five of its last six games, returns to action on Thursday as it travels to Southern Virginia for a non-conference match-up at 7:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL UPSETS NO. 24 BRIDGEWATER, 65-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball defeated a ranked opponent for the first time in program history with a 65-60 win over No. 24 Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.

The first half of the contest was back-and-forth and featured six ties. The Eagles (12-3, 9-2) led by as many as four points several times, but the Generals (7-8, 4-7) took a 29-28 advantage into halftime.

Bridgewater used a 17-7 run in the opening 5:27 of the second half to take a nine-point lead (45-36) at 14:33, but Washington and Lee battled back and tied the contest at 52-52 with 8:08 remaining. The game remained tight and was tied three times in the final eight minutes, but junior guard Emily Wolff’s (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) layup at 1:33 gave W&L the lead for good (61-60) and the Generals connected on 4-of-6 from the free throw line to earn the five-point victory.

Krouchick’s double-double paced the Blue and White, while senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched eight points, a game-high 17 rebounds and four blocks.

The Eagles were led by senior guard Amy Childs (Covington, Va./Alleghany), who tallied 19 points. Senior guard Katy Herr Lovell (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards, while sophomore forward Tori Ruckman (Verona, Va./Fort Defiance) rounded out the BC scorers in double-figures with 10 points. The Generals held the Eagles’ leading scorer senior guard Shannon Scales (Chesterfield, Va./Commonwealth Christian) to no points.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Guilford for a 7 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TRUMPS MARY BALDWIN, 64-54 (1/18)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) dropped in season-high 24 points to lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 64-54 win over Mary Baldwin on Thursday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (6-8) began the contest with an 8-0 run in the opening 2:36 and never trailed in the first half en route to a 28-19 lead at the break. W&L opened the second stanza with a made basket to up its lead to 11 points (30-19), but the Squirrels (3-10) clawed back in the second half, using a 17-5 run to take a 36-35 lead at 14:56. MBC led by as many as two points (38-36) at 13:51, but W&L took a 41-40 advantage at 11:15 and did not relinquish its lead for the rest of the game.

W&L was led by Krouchick, who also pulled down nine rebounds. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 18 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and a school-record nine blocks. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) added nine points and five rebounds.

Junior guard Jessica Carter (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) paced Mary Baldwin with 28 points and six steals. Freshman forward Kara Hawkins (Richmond, Va./James River) tallied a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Bridgewater at 2 pm at the Warner Center.

-- GENERALS --


RANDOLPH-MACON DOWNS W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 75-64 (1/16)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Randolph-Macon sophomore forward Lindsay Riesbeck (Newport News, Va./Menchville) scored a game-high 26 points as the Yellow Jackets ended the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team’s two-game winning streak with a 75-64 victory at the Warner Center on Tuesday evening.

Randolph-Macon (9-3, 6-2) jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first 8:29 of the contest and never trailed in the game. The Yellow Jackets led by as many as 12 points (31-19) at 1:16 and held a 35-24 advantage at the break.

The Generals clawed back in the second half, cutting the lead to five points twice (43-38 at 13:38 and 50-45 at 9:25), but could never get any closer as R-MC hit 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in the last 1:19 to take home the 11-point victory.

W&L was limited by 24 turnovers and a .361 (22-61) field goal percentage, while the Yellow Jackets connected on 31-of-61 (.484) of their shots from the floor.

The Generals were led by senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) tallied 13 points, while junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) notched 11 points and corralled six boards.

Risebeck shot 13-of-18 from the field to lead the Yellow Jackets. Freshman center Molly Ariail (York, Pa./York Suburban) joined Riesbeck in double-figures with 10 points.

W&L returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Mary Baldwin at 7 pm at the Warner Center.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS RAND.-MACON WOMAN’S, 73-49 (1/13)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team grabbed a school-record 75 rebounds, including 41 offensive boards, in defeating Randolph-Macon Woman’s College by a score of 73-49 on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals (5-7, 3-6) broke the game open with a 16-6 run midway through the first quarter en route to a 10-point lead (41-31) at the break. The lead remained 10 points (50-40) with 12:38 left in the game, but another W&L spurt, this time a 21-4 run over 10:38 gave the Generals a commanding 27-point lead (71-44) with 2:00 left in the game.

W&L, which held a 75-21 overall advantage on the boards, had three players record a double-double in points and rebounds. Freshman center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) led the way with career-highs in both points (15) and rebounds (13). Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) notched 14 points and 10 boards, while senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) was a fourth Generals to score double figures as she accounted for 10 points and six rebounds.

Randolph-Macon Woman’s (1-11, 1-8) was led by sisters Sara and Katie Rechnitzer, who tallied 13 points each.

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

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS LYNCHBURG IN OVERTIME, 76-68 (1/12)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team ended a six-game losing skid with a 76-68 overtime victory at Lynchburg College on Friday evening.

The Hornets (2-9, 2-5) held a slim 28-26 lead at the break, but extended to a 40-32 lead with 13:50 remaining in regulation. However, the Generals (4-7, 2-6) then went on an 18-2 run over the next 4:47 to assume a 50-42 lead with 9:03 left.

W&L held the lead for nearly the remainder of regulation time, until Lynchburg freshman guard Rachel Leake nailed a three-pointer with 10 seconds left to knot the game at 62-62. W&L had an opportunity to win the game at the buzzer, but junior forward Kristen Krouchick’s (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) layup fell short.

The overtime period belonged to the Generals from the start as senior forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) gave W&L the lead on a layup just 35 seconds into the extra session and the Generals never trailed again.

W&L pulled out the victory despite committing 38 turnovers and shooting just 24-of-40 from the foul line. The Hornets committed 32 turnovers themselves and shot just 29.1 percent from the floor, including 3-of-21 from three-point range.

The Generals were paced by Krouchick, who tallied a season-high 20 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) posted a career-high 20 points and four assists, while junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) contributed 13 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the foul line. Hunsinger added 10 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals.

Lynchburg was led by senior center Caroline Wesley, who recorded 25 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman guard Kristina Darby and freshman forward Brittany Dahn each chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College for a 3:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


EASTERN MENNONITE BESTS W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 67-57 (1/9)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team lost its sixth-straight contest with a 67-57 defeat at the hands of Eastern Mennonite in ODAC action Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Royals (7-3, 5-2) jumped out to an early seven-point lead (7-0) with 16:25 with to play in the first half and never trailed in the contest. EMU led by as many as 14 points several times en route to 33-21 advantage at the break.

Eastern Mennonite upped its lead in the second half, extending the score to 37-22 with 17:41 to go. The Generals responded and eventually cut the lead to one point (46-45) with 8:44 remaining, but could get no closer as the Royals pulled out the 10-point victory.

W&L (3-7, 1-6) was hampered by a season-high 37 turnovers, including 27 in the first half. EMU also gave to ball up on 26 occasions.

The Blue and White were led by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who notched a double-double with 12 points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) racked up seven points, a game-high 13 rebounds and tied her own program record with eight blocks. Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) added 10 points.

EMU was paced by Carolyn Riley (Warrenton, Va./Liberty), who tallied 17 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Kathleen Steele (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) also scored 10 points.

W&L returns to action on Friday when it travels to Lynchburg for a 7 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 63-52 (1/5)

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped its fifth-straight game on Friday evening as it fell at Roanoke College by a score of 63-52.

The Generals (3-6, 1-5) led by as many as six points during the first half, but saw the Maroons take a 29-26 lead into the locker room at halftime. The game featured seven ties and numerous lead changes until Roanoke assumed control of the game midway through the second stanza. With the Maroons leading 43-42 and 12:36 left in the game, W&L went cold from the floor and Roanoke surged on an 8-1 run to take a 51-43 advantage with 7:13 left in the game. The Generals could get no closer than five points the rest of the way as the Maroons improved to 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the ODAC.

Roanoke shot just 32.4 percent from the floor, but hit 15-of-17 free throws, including 14-of-16 in the decisive second half. The Generals managed to shoot just 31.6 percent from the floor and went 12-of-20 from the foul line.

Washington and Lee was paced by junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), who scored a career-high 15 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished five assists. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and blocked six shots, setting a new W&L career record in the process. Hunsinger now has 196 career blocks, surpassing the mark of 193 set by Megan Babst ‘02.

Roanoke was paced by junior forward Erin Hanson’s 19 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Jaleesa Osborne added 13 points, six assists and four steals.

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

-- GENERALS --


VWC TOPS W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 66-50 (1/2/07)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped its fourth-straight contest with a 66-50 loss to ODAC-foe Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Marlins (8-3, 5-1 ODAC) took an early 8-2 lead in the first 3:15 of the contest and never trailed in the game. VWC led by as many as 13 points (26-13) with 6:39 to play in the first half, but the Generals cut the lead to seven (31-24) at the break.

W&L (3-5, 1-4 ODAC) opened the second half by slicing the Marlins’ advantage just three points (35-32) with 15:42 to play, but Virginia Wesleyan responded with a 24-5 run and led by as many as 22 points (59-37) with 5:23 left in regulation.

The Marlins forced 20 Generals’ turnovers, which led to 20 of the their 66 points. They also notched 30 points in the paint to W&L’s 16.

W&L was led by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who tallied a team-high 16 points. Sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) added a season-high 12 rebounds, along with five assists and five steals, while junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) registered a career-high 10 rebounds, six points and five assists.

Senior forward Nicole Thurston (Ramstein, Germany/America) paced the Marlins with a double-double, posting 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Chelsea Barrett (Laurel, Md./Columbia Atholton) also had 16 markers.

W&L returns to action on Friday when it takes on Roanoke at 7 pm in Salem, Va.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED BY BRIDGEWATER, 78-56 (12/5)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped its third-straight ODAC road game as it fell at 19th-ranked Bridgewater, 78-56, on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (3-4, 1-3) led 15-14 with 10:25 remaining in the first half, but a three-pointer by Bridgewater’s Shannan Scales gave the Eagles a 17-15 lead with 9:23 left and BC would not trail again.

W&L remained close throughout the opening 20 minutes and trailed just 34-28 at the break. However, the Eagles (4-0, 3-0) shot 55.9 percent from the floor in the second half and steadily pulled away for the 22-point victory.

W&L, which has dropped games to each of the top three teams in the ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll (Randolph-Macon, Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgewater) on the road during the past five days, was led by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), who scored 15 points each. For Nadeau, the total was a career-high scoring effort. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Bridgewater was paced by Scales, who shot 7-of-8 from beyond the three-point arc in scoring a career-high 25 points. Katy Herr Lovell chipped in 19 points, nine assists and five steals.

Washington and Lee will break for finals and the holiday season before returning to action on Tue., Jan. 2 with a home contest against Virginia Wesleyan. Opening tip is slated for 7:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO VA WESLEYAN, 66-54 (12/2)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nicole Thurston tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds to help lead Virginia Wesleyan to a 66-54 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (3-3, 1-2) jumped out to an 11-1 lead just 3:29 into the game, but the Marlins (4-2, 2-1) responded with a 10-0 run to knot the game at 11-11 with 13:37 left in the first half. The game then went back-and-forth for several minutes until VWC closed the first stanza with an 11-3 run for a 33-25 lead at the break.

W&L battled back to tie the game at 46-46 on a three-point play by sophomore forward Kara Nadeau (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) with 8:22 left in the game. However, the Marlins posted an 8-0 run over the next 2:02 to assume a 54-46 lead with 6:20 remaining and never trailed again.

The Generals were paced by senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who tallied 16 points and eight rebounds. Nadeau added 13 points and seven boards.

Thurston’s effort was supported by 12 points from Andrea Ushinski and 11 points from Tonia Jones.

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

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STUNG BY YELLOW JACKETS, 66-64

ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee recovered from an 11-point halftime deficit to pull within one point with 1:45 remaining, but could not pull off a road victory in falling 66-64 at Randolph-Macon in ODAC women’s basketball action on Friday evening.

The Generals (3-2, 1-1) committed 20 first half turnovers and saw the Yellow Jackets go on a 14-3 run to close the opening period en route to trailing 32-21 at the break.

R-MC (3-0, 1-0) extended to a 42-25 lead with 17:16 remaining in the game, but the Generals then surged on a 15-2 run over the next 3:33 to pull within 44-40 with 13:43 left in the game. The game remained tight until a 7-1 run gave the Yellow Jackets an eight-point cushion (65-57) with 5:01 left in the game. However, W&L again retailiated, this time with a 7-0 run capped off by an old fashioned three-point play by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) to pull within 65-64 with 1:45 remaining. W&L had chances to take the lead or tie in the final minute, but a pair of General turnovers killed two possessions and a Krouchick shot at the buzzer would not fall.

W&L was led by sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who tied a career-high with 16 points and added six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Krouchick posted 14 points and eight boards, while senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched seven points, a game-high 11 rebounds and five blocks.

Randolph-Macon was paced by freshman center Molly Ariail’s 10 points and five rebounds. Junior guard Nicole Childress tallied nine points and sophomore guard Amanda Hiltunen registered eight points and five steals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 4:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS HOLLINS, 90-26

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) led five W&L players in double-figures with a career-high 16 points as the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team set program records for points scored and largest margin of victory with a 90-26 win over Hollins on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-1,1-0 ODAC) jumped out to a 24-0 lead with 15:38 to play in the first half and extended their advantage to 49-12 at the break. The 64-point victory eclipsed the former record of 55 (87-32) set against Mary Baldwin in 1998, while the 90 points bettered the 89 points scored against Emory & Henry last season.

Junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), junior forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) and senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) joined Ridenhour by tallying double-digits. Krouchick notched 15 points, while Wolff added a career-high 14 markers. Kane scored 12 points and Hunsinger chipped in 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Senior guard Sarah Otey (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton-Roads) registered a career-high 10 assists.

Hollins (0-3, 0-1 ODAC) was led by sophomore center Emily Long (Melbourne, Fla./Holy Trinity), who tallied 18 points and nine rebounds.

W&L hits the road this weekend for a two-game ODAC swing, facing reigning league champion Randolph-Macon on Friday at 7:00 pm and then tipping off against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO APPRENTICE, 50-46

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped its first contest of the 2006-07 season, falling to Apprentice School, 50-46, on Tuesday evening in Newport News, Va.

The Generals trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, but cut the Builders’ lead to six points, 23-17, going into the break.

W&L opened the second half with an 9-4 run to cut the lead to two points, 27-25, with 16:37 to play in regulation, yet could never get any closer as the home-standing Builders pulled away for the four-point victory.

The Generals were led by senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who notched her first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) added eight points.

Apprentice forced the Blue and White to a season-high 27 turnovers. The Builders were led by Rahshann Lewter’s 12 points and Tia Walker, who added 11 points. Ashley Barlow contributed 10 points and a team-high nine boards.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday, November 28 when they begin ODAC competition against Hollins at the Warner Center at 7:00 pm in Lexington, Va.

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WINS SWARTHMORE TIP-OFF CLASSIC (11/19)

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — The Washington and Lee women's basketball team claimed its first in-season tournament title since the 1997-98 season with a 52-45 win over Swarthmore in the championship game.

The Generals led by as much as six in the opening half, taking a 12-6 lead with 14:23 to play, but the Garnet responded and led by three, 26-23, at the half.

SC extended the lead to five, 28-23, in the second half, but W&L countered with a 13-3 run, capped off by a three-pointer by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) to take a 38-31 advantage with 8:08 to play in the contest. Swarthmore would cut the Generals' lead to one, 40-39, with 3:18 left, yet could not get any closer as W&L pulled away for the seven point win.

The Generals (2-0) were led by Krouchick, who scored 18 points and notched six rebounds en route to being named tournament MVP. She was joined on the all-tournament team by sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels), who tallied 10 points, three rebounds and three steals. Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) added 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Garnet (1-1) were led by Karen Berk's double-double of 11 points and fifteen rebounds. Pamela Costello also had eight points and nine rebounds for SC.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Newport News Apprentice for a 5:30 pm contest.

— GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH A 62-24 WIN OVER CCNY

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team opened the 2006-07 season with a 62-24 victory over The City College of New York on Saturday evening in the first round of the Swarthmore Tip-Off Classic.

The Generals opened the game with a 13-0 run in the first 5:32 and then extended their lead with an 8-1 run in the final 5:57 to take a 34-14 advantage at the half. W&L continued to stretch its lead in the second half en route to the 38-point win -- its largest margin of victory since a 78-41 win over Peace in 2004.

The Blue and White had three players score in double-digits led by junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who notched 16 points and added eight rebounds and four steals. Junior guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) contributed 11 points and sophomore guard Bethany Ridenhour (Westwood, N.J./Holy Angels) had 10 points. Freshman center Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran) racked up a team-high 10 rebounds and eight points.

CCNY was paced by Johanna Ortiz’s 10 points and nine rebounds. Doreen Martin added 10 rebounds for the Beavers.

W&L looks to win its first tip-off tournament since the 1997-98 season when it returns to the court tomorrow for the championship game of the Swarthmore Tip-Off. The Generals will take on the home-standing Garnet at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --