Fourth Quarter Leads Washington & Lee Over Stevenson in Season Opener

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's basketball senior Jonyae Curry finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and six steals but Washington & Lee outscored the Mustangs, 28-19, in the fourth quarter en route to a 72-64 victory in the season opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

  • Neither team could get a bucket to fall early as the Mustangs were 0-for-8 to start the game while the Generals started 0-for-4. Both teams went 1-for-2 at the free throw line.
  • Stevenson (0-1) answered with three consecutive baskets, including a three-pointer by junior Hannah Crist and a fast break layup by sophomore Alexa Sanmartin.
  • After the Mustangs jumped out to an 8-1 lead, Washington & Lee (1-0) responded with a 10-0 run over the next 2:20 to take an 11-8 lead with 2:54 remaining in the quarter.
  • The hosts ended the quarter with a 5-0 run, scoring all five points at the free-throw line. Stevenson went 6-for-9 at the line in the quarter.

  • Stevenson started the second quarter where it left off, as Crist made a pair of free throw shots to extend the lead to four.
  • The Generals cut their deficit to just one after four points in five seconds but a three-pointer by Curry sparked a 9-0 run for the hosts.
  • With 4:24 remaining, the hosts took its largest lead of the game at 28-18, but Washington & Lee finished the half on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 30-26.
  • Both teams were 10-for-13 at the free throw line and recorded a combined 25 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

  • Behind a pair of layups by Jordan Diehl, the Generals opened the second half on a 6-0 run to take a two point lead.
  • Sophomore Brandi Hall converted a three-point play to reclaim the hosts lead before a made free throw by classmate Laila Abdul-Rahman extended the lead to two.
  • With 4:08 remaining in the quarter, the Mustangs took a six-point lead but a pair of free throws by Andi Carrandi and a three-pointer by Erin Addison cut the deficit back to one.
  • The Generals tied the game 33 seconds left on a three-pointer by Taylor Casey but freshman Kellie Johnson made one of two free throws to give the hosts a one point lead heading into the final quarter.

  • The teams traded the opening six baskets before a 6-1 run by Washington & Lee, capped by a three-pointer by Casey, gave the visitors five point lead.
  • A 12-4 run by the Generals gave Washington & Lee a 60-55 lead with 3:41 remaining in regulation.
  • A pair of free throws by Hall cut the Mustangs deficit to, 62-58, but Washington & Lee outscored the hosts, 10-6 the rest of the way.
  • The Generals went 10-for-16 from the field in the quarter, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc.

  • Stevenson finished 20-for-63 from the field while the Generals were 24-for-52.
  • The Mustangs scored 30 points off 27 Washington & Lee turnovers while the Generals received 20 points for their bench.
  • Hall finished with 13 points and four rebounds while Crist had 11 points, four assists and two steals.
  • The Mustangs fall to 4-4 in season openers under head coach Jackie Boswell.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, November 14 when the Mustangs travel to 20th-ranked Christopher Newport for a non-conference contest beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, December 1 after a five-game road trip when the team hosts Lycoming in a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth contest beginning at 3:00 p.m.