Lexington, VA - After picking up their first victory of February, Hollins traveled the short trip north on Interstate 81 to face Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon. After the victory over Trinity, Hollins looked to ride their wave of late season momentum against the Generals in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action. Washington and Lee held the lead at the half and pushed it to 16 points after three periods of play. Hollins would mount a serious rally in the game's final frame, scoring the last 12 points of the contest. The rally would fall short as W&L held on for the 60-55 victory.
After a Generals basket to start the game, Porsha Waddey connected from long range to give the visitors their first lead of the afternoon. After the Waddey three, Jewellanna Parfitt would score seven straight points go increase the Hollins advantage. Washington and Lee would rally to regain the lead but Sally Sroge would answer as the two ODAC rivals would trade the lead back and forth throughout a first quarter that saw five lead changes. Trailing by one, Waddey would once again give the road team a small cushion. With Hollins leading 17-13, the Generals would rattle off 12 straight to give the home team the biggest lead of the afternoon and carry the advantage into the break, 34-25. W&L would use the third frame to take control of the game and it appeared to be over, 56-39, heading into the final period. Hollins would dig deep on the defensive end and hold their hosts to just four points over the final 10 minutes. A 12-0 run would pull the green and gold to within five, but time on the comeback bid would expire giving Washington and Lee the conference win.
Fresh off her biggest scoring game of the season, 27 points, Parfitt would once again lead the way with 21 points, five boards, four assists, and five steals before fouling out late. Sroge added 14 while Waddey recorded nine points, five rebounds, and a pair of steals. LaChrisha Hill netted just four points but kept Hollins in the game with 12 rebounds.
Ailyn Kelly and Jackie Clifford each scored 15 with Taylor Casey adding 12.
Hollins will wrap up the regular season with a pair of ODAC home games next week. Shenandoah comes to town on Wednesday night before Randolph-Macon makes their visit on Saturday afternoon.