WINCHESTER, Va. – Visiting Mary Washington sent the Shenandoah University women's basketball team down to defeat with a 60-48 non-league victory Tuesday evening.
The loss is the third straight for Shenandoah (1-3), while Mary Washington (4-0) keeps its record perfect with the 12-point win.
Trailing 17-15 after Kerby Hatter drained a pair of free throws for the Hornets at the 10:07 mark of the first, UMW took total control of the game by scoring the next nine points in a span of 2:40.
Mary Washington would lead the remainder of the contest, and thanks to a 5-1 run in the final minute of the first, took a 32-26 lead into the halftime locker room.
UMW kept up the pressure to start the second, scoring the first six points of the half, and kept the lead in double-digits for the final 18:24 of the contest.
The Eagles biggest lead, 19 points, came with 10:45 remaining following a Sara Jones 3-pointer.
The Hornets didn't fold their tents following Jones' shot, scoring 16 of the game's final 25 points.
Junior Nicole Gilbertson paced the hosts with seven rebounds.
Jenna McRae had a game-high 20 for UMW.