FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 71, Emory & Henry 65
RECORDS: Apprentice School 9-3, Emory & Henry 2-9
LOCATION: Emory, Va.
ON THE COURT: The Apprentice School Lady Builders concluded a two-game swing against the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as they pulled away in the second half for a 71-65 win over homestanding Emory & Henry College.
In a first half that was a half of runs, the Apprentice School started quickly racing out to an 8-0 lead on a layup from Courtney Collins with 16:52 left. Emory & Henry returned that run with a 20-4 over the next 8:22 to lead 20-12 on a 3-pointer from Kristie Langley with 8:48 left.
The Builders followed that run with a 17-8 spurt to take a 29-28 lead on a layup from April McCoy with 38 seconds left. The Wasps stung for the last two points on free throws from Anna Green and JoBeth Wright to lead 30-29 at halftime.
In the second half, the teams traded the lead three times in the first minute as a layup from Collins at the 19 minute mark gave the Lady Builders a 33-32 lead. Apprentice School went on a 13-4 flurry over the next 5:41 to push the lead to 46-36 on a Kenya Wilkerson layup with 13:34 left.
Emory & Henry cut the lead to 66-62 on a 3-pointer from Megan Jacoby with 39 seconds left, but the Lady Builders were 5-of-6 from the line in the final 36 seconds to ice the win.
- Collins was the leading scorer on the night with 18 points and five rebounds for Apprentice School.
- Wilkerson had her second stat sheet stuffing game of the weekend with 15 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and five assists.
- McCoy followed with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists.
- Freshman Julissa Riddick had a season-high 13 rebounds which topped her previous high of 11 set in Friday night's win over Washington & Lee.
- The Lady Builders were 28-of-72 from the floor (38.9%) 2-of-10 from 3-point land (20%) and were 13-of-24 (54.2%) from the foul line.
- Emory & Henry was paced by Jacoby with 15, Karina Farr with 14 and Langley with 13.
- This concluded what was a scheduled eight-game road swing as the Lady Builders went 5-2 on it. They had a game scheduled with Ferrum College in December that was postponed until January 12 due to weather.
The Lady Builders return to the friendly confines of Apprentice Athletic Center to have a rematch with the University of Maine-Fort Kent on January 8 at 5 pm. These teams played on December 13 with UMFK taking a 75-68 victory.