Seniors Send The Wasps by the Eagles

The Emory & Henry women’s basketball team was in action for two games this past week. Their first matchup was last Wednesday, Feb. 8, against Lynchburg College. There, the Wasps lost a 75-58 contest against the Hornets. E&H and Lynchburg traded buckets for the first couple of minutes that would see E&H with a 7-6 lead. Lynchburg would then go on a 13-0 run to go up 19-7 and would never look back. E&H would go on little spurts, but they were quickly answered by Lynchburg as E&H had a difficult time trying to get the lead down below ten points. Lynchburg would start the fourth period on a little 8-0 spurt that resulted in a 17-4 run overall to put the lead 75-54, which would be too much to overcome for the Wasps. The team would be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 11, against the Bridgewater Eagles as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team. It was a very special day for the Lady Wasps as they celebrated their two seniors, Asja Jenkins and Megan Jacoby, both from Richmond, Virginia. E&H would defeat the eagles 81-48, thanks in part to scoring 37 points off of 35 turnovers form the Eagles.

E&H would go on little spurts, but they were quickly answered by Lynchburg as E&H had a difficult time trying to get the lead down below ten points. Lynchburg would start the fourth period on a little 8-0 spurt that resulted in a 17-4 run overall to put the lead 75-54, which would be too much to overcome for the Wasps. The team would be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 11, against the Bridgewater Eagles as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team. It was a very special day for the Lady Wasps as they celebrated their two seniors, Asja Jenkins and Megan Jacoby, both from Richmond, Virginia. E&H would defeat the eagles 81-48, thanks in part to scoring 37 points off of 35 turnovers form the Eagles. E&H didn’t just dominate in that area though. They held an advantage in assists (21-10), points off turnovers (37-16), points in the paint (48-22), rebounds (45-25), and bench points (46-8). E&H had eleven different players score or contribute for the Wasps. Player of the game was sophomore forward Laken Blackburn as she had 14 points off 7-9 from the field in just nine minutes. First-year Sydney McKinney, who led the team in points for the game, finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while another first-year, Aubrianna Peebles, made all five of her field goals and finished with 11 points in just 8 minutes of playing time. E&H will be playing its final home game against Washington & Lee on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The reason Senior Day was held this past weekend is because it was easier for the families to get together on a weekend rather than during the week day. The game will be the Wasps annual Play4Kay game in support of cancer research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show their support for the cause.

E&H didn’t just dominate in that area though. They held an advantage in assists (21-10), points off turnovers (37-16), points in the paint (48-22), rebounds (45-25), and bench points (46-8). E&H had eleven different players score or contribute for the Wasps. Player of the game was sophomore forward Laken Blackburn as she had 14 points off 7-9 from the field in just nine minutes. First-year Sydney McKinney, who led the team in points for the game, finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while another first-year, Aubrianna Peebles, made all five of her field goals and finished with 11 points in just 8 minutes of playing time. E&H will be playing its final home game against Washington & Lee on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The reason Senior Day was held this past weekend is because it was easier for the families to get together on a weekend rather than during the week day. The game will be the Wasps annual Play4Kay game in support of cancer research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show their support for the cause.

E&H will be playing its final home game against Washington & Lee on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The reason Senior Day was held this past weekend is because it was easier for the families to get together on a weekend rather than during the week day. The game will be the Wasps annual Play4Kay game in support of cancer research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show their support for the cause.

– Will Seidel

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