Dec 08, 2018
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team took down Lynchburg, 73-55, on the road Saturday afternoon. With the win the Marlins improve to 5-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference action.
Amanda Gerni led the team early on by knocking down 5 of 6 three pointers resulting in her 15 first quarter points. From there on out, the Marlins never seemed to take their foot off the gas pedal as they raced out to a 24-16 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was marked by a nitty-gritty Marlin defense that allowed the Hornets to only score six points in the 10 minute period. Alongside seven points in this quarter from Jaelyn Washington, the Marlins were leading by a comfortable 19 point margin going into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Marlins continued their dominance courtesy of 13 points from Jayla Harris where she shot 4 for 7 from the field including one basket from three point land.
Despite being outscored 17-12 in the fourth quarter, Virginia Wesleyan secured an impressive victory on the road.
Seniors Amanda Gerni and Jayla Harris scored 15 and 20 points, respectively as the Marlins shot 46.6% from the floor and were able to tack on 10 threes.
With the win, the Marlins improve to 5-5 on the year and 3-2 in the ODAC while the Hornets fall to 4-5.
Stephany Dunmyer's squad will be heading off to Puerto Rico soon to take on the Hanover Panthers (5-3, 2-1 HCAC). The Carribean clash is scheduled for a noon tipoff.