Freshmen key to women's hoops' come-from-behind win

Kate Kolb shooting a basketball with 75-69 final score and team logos graphic at bottom

Lynchburg, Va. -- With clutch play from its freshman class, University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team erased a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Washington and Lee, 75-69, at home Monday evening.

Freshman forward Kate Kolb (Morris Plains, N.J.) scored a career-high 21 points, going 9-for-11 from the field, and grabbed seven rebounds, while freshman guard Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) also reached a career high with 17 points. Both rookies scored nine points to help the Hornets erase a fourth-period deficit.

Freshman guard Brooke Vetter (Penn Laird, Va.) was also clutch down the stretch, scoring all of her career-best six points in the final frame.

Lynchburg trailed the Generals by as many as 11 points late in the third, but a 13-0 run that straddled the quarter break got the Hornets back into the ballgame.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) added eight points and seven rebounds for Lynchburg, while senior wing Alex Allen (China Grove, N.C.) and freshman forward Erin Green (Poolesville, Md.) each scored seven points.

Andy Smithey and Erin Hughes led W&L with 14 points apiece.

The Lynchburg win cements a series sweep over the Generals, having also beaten W&L on its home floor Nov. 27.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 75, Washington and Lee 69

Records: Lynchburg (6-8, 4-3 ODAC), Washington and Lee (8-6, 4-3 ODAC)

Venue: Wayne Proffitt Court at Turner Gymnasium, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Things looked good for the Hornets early as a balanced attack helped Lynchburg build a 19-11 lead after the first period. Allen scored five in the opening quarter.

  • The Generals shaved the lead to 34-29 by halftime, but Lynchburg maintained control out of the break. W&L's run finally came midway through the period as Smithey's free throw kicked off a 13-0 rally that made it 48-39 in the visitors' favor with 3:05 left in the period.

  • Lynchburg caught its breath with a trio of Kolb layups late in the period and trailed 54-45 entering the final stanza. Buckets by Kolb, Davis, and freshman guard Emily Elliott (High Point, N.C.) kept the run going at the fourth quarter's start.

  • Davis' 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining tied the game at 54, and Vetter sank a pair of free throws after a defensive stop to put the Hornets ahead and extend the run to 13-0.

  • The next 4:55 featured four lead changes and two ties until Davis put the Hornets up for good with 1:43 to go. Vetter's layup extended the lead to four, and Lynchburg went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 35 seconds to preserve the win.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will continue their homestand Wednesday night at 7, when they will play host to Hollins in another ODAC matchup.

--LYN--

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