Women’s Basketball: W&L wins rebound battle over EMU

emu basketballThe EMU basketball women could not overcome an early hole on the road as they lost to Washington and Lee 80-60 on Tuesday.

Despite only turning the ball over eight times, the Royals struggled on the boards as they were outrebounded 55-30.

A fast start for the Generals (16-7/13-3 ODAC) had them in front 16-4 at the midway point in the first quarter. Back-to-back threes by Tiffany Carey (Bedford, Va./Jefferson Forest) and Lexi Deffenbaugh (Fishersville, Va./Wilson Memorial) brought the Royals back within eight before Washington and Lee went on an 8-4 run.

The second quarter saw the Generals expand their lead as they made four of their 14 total three pointers. EMU had their opportunity to climb back in the game as W&L only scored two points over the final five minutes of the second quarter, but the Royals could only score six as they trailed going into halftime 45-30.

The Generals scored six unanswered to start the second half before going on to score 22 while shooting 40.9% in the third quarter. They would pace EMU in scoring for the rest of the game after building their leading to twenty.

W&L shot 44.3% (31-70) for the game and 38.9% (14-36) from three as the Royals went for 33.8% (24-71) and 27.8% (5-18) from long-range.

Carey led EMU in scoring with 15 points while dishing out four assists and two steals. Chrissy Delawder (Broadway, Va./Broadway) scored eight points with three rebounds and two blocks. Emily McCombs (Culpeper, Va./Eastern View) had eleven points.

Four of the Generals’ five starters scored in double figures with Jordan Diehl leading scoring 15 points.

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