Jan 18, 2012
Senior guards Jenna McRae (Springfield, Va., Annandale) and Katie Wimmer (Vienna, Va., James Madison) and sophomore Aby Diop (Springfield, Va., Annandale) all scored 13 points to lead the ninth-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a 66-35 victory over Hood College to remain undefeated on the season on Wednesday night at the Anderson Center. UMW moves to 17-0 overall and 8-0 in CAC play.
The Eagles used their trademark defense to vault to a 34-13 halftime lead. The Blazers went just 5-20 from the floor in the first frame, while UMW made 13 baskets on 39 attempts. For the game, Hood shot 31.8% (14-44), while the Eagles shot 35.1% (26-74). Hood committed 21 turnovers thanks mainly to 14 Eagle steals.
Diop recorded a double-double with 13 points on 4-9 shooting from the floor and 5-7 from the line, and grabbed 11 rebounds. Wimmer went 4-10 from the floor and 5-7 from the stripe, and also added four rebounds, four assists, and four steals. McRae was 6-10 from the floor and also had three steals.
The Eagles will return to action on Saturday when they visit Frostburg State University at 3:00 p.m. in another CAC contest.