Roanoke, VA - The Hollins University basketball team lost a hard fought game at Washington and Lee back on January 20th and hosted the Generals in the rematch on Wednesday night. The home team would need a much better start than the one in Lexington that saw W&L race out to a big first quarter advantage before Hollins mounted a three quarter comeback.
Unfortunately the home team did not get the start they were looking for as Washington and Lee began the game on a 12-0 run. Hollins would play their guests even the final six plus minutes of play but couldn't cut into the deficit thanks in part to the General's hot shooting. W&L hit 7-12 shots, including 3-4 from long range, on their way to a 20-8 first quarter advantage. The Green and Gold would trim the lead to under double digits in the early stages of the second frame but the once again the Generals began to heat up from the floor. An 8-0 surge by the visitors at the mid-way point of the period would allow for Washington and Lee to double their lead heading into the break, 39-16. Not even the 15 minute break could slow down a W&L offense that would pull way and not look back in picking up the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win, 77-39. It marked the third consecutive game that their opponents would shoot over 40% from the three point line. The Generals would hit 30 of 61 shots, including 10-23 (43.5%) from beyond the arc. 21 of the W&L 30 shots were assisted as the road team executed on the offensive end to near perfection.
LaChrisha Hill once again came off the bench to pace Hollins with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Keyazia Taylor just missed joining Hill as the first-year netted eight points to go with 10 rebounds and a game high three blocked shots. Tayler Broyles would add seven points, five boards, and five assists.
Katie Popp paced a quartet of Generals in double figures. The first-year guard hit nine of 15 shots, including 4-6 from deep. Erin Hughes added four made triples en route to 16 while Emma Redding and Stuart Ayer combined for 24 points on the interior.
Hollins will make to trip to Bridgewater to face the Eagles on Saturday afternoon.