ODAC Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal: Washtington and Lee 79, Guilford 77

SALEM, Va. – Lauren Ramsey scored a game-high 22 points, but Guilford College’s rally came up short against Washington and Lee, 79-77, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference quarterfinal game on Thursday afternoon. Ramsey’s game-tying jumper rimmed out with one second remaining.

The Quakers end their season with a 17-7 record. The Generals (17-9) advance to play top-seeded Emory & Henry on Friday at 1 p.m. GC entered the game as tournament’s fourth seed, while Washington and Lee were fifth.

Guilford trailed 49-32 at halftime and trailed by 13 points (64-51) heading into the final quarter. GC never led in the game but continued to chip away at the W&L lead in the final period.

Jasmine McBride’s layup with nine seconds remaining cut the deficit to 78-77. The Quakers then fouled Katie Popp who made the first but missed the second free throw before Ramsey’s last-second shot attempt to send the game to overtime.

Ramsey was 11-21 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and passed four assists. Essence Abraham and Miracle Walters each had 16 points for GC.

The Generals had five players record double figures in the game. Andy Smithey came off the bench to lead the team with 16 points (7-9 shooting) and eight rebounds. Popp had 14 points and Emma Redding scored 13. Both Ailyn Kelly and Emily Perszyk tallied 11 for W&L.

Washington and Lee shot 49-percent (31-63) to GC’s 44-percent (31-70). Guilford led in rebounds, 41-34. The teams combined for just 13 turnovers, with Guilford having seven miscues.
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