Women's Basketball Stung by Wasps at Home

Women's Basketball Stung by Wasps at Home

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team fell 82-70 to Emory & Henry Saturday afternoon at the Jane P. Batten Student Center. With the result, the Marlins move to 10-10 on the season and slide to 7-6 in conference action. Emory & Henry goes to 15-3 on the year (9-3 ODAC).

Virginia Wesleyan got out to a hot start, going on a 11-3 run in the first period to give them a sizeable lead. The Wasps chipped away at it though, and the Marlins would be up only 19-15 at the end of the first period. The second quarter was a back-and-forth chess match that ended with seven different lead changes. A Kerri Wasko steal that led to two Wasko made free throws would give the Marlins a 37-35 advantage going into the half.

The start of the third finished similarly to the end of the second, as neither team could create any distance. Emory & Henry finally found some heat from beyond the arc though, finishing the quarter on their own 11-3 run. That would prove to be the end point for the Marlins as the squad was never able to get within striking distance of the Wasps for the rest of regulation.

Jayla Harris played a large role on the offense, finishing with 30 points including 22 in the second half. Amanda Gerni was able to pitch in 15 as well, coming from five 3-pointers.

Women's basketball will return to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team hosts Eastern Mennonite for another ODAC battle.