NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rallied from an 8-point deficit to force a pair of ties in the fourth quarter, before Washington & Lee withstood the rally to earn a 51-45 women's basketball victory in the Music City Classic at Travecca Nazarene University on Sunday.
Washington & Lee held a 38-30 lead after the third quarter, before Rose-Hulman tied the score at 39-39 at the 5:02 mark of the fourth with a 9-1 run. Kahlan Jester and Nosa Igiehon capped the run with baskets to knot the score.
The Generals regained a 44-41 advantage, but baskets from Hannah Woody and Nola Wilson tied the score at 45-45 with 1:37 left. The Generals relied on key defensive stops and four free throws in the final minute to secure the victory.
Igiehon led the Rose-Hulman offense with 12 points and seven rebounds. Woody scored seven points with six rebounds, and Jester pitched in with seven points, five assists and four rebounds. Desirae Webster also contributed seven points to the effort.
Taylor Casey led the Washington & Lee offense with 14 points. Erin Addison also reached double figures for the Generals, who improved to 5-5 on the season.
Rose-Hulman returns to action with a Monday matchup against New Paltz at 5 pm CT also in Nashville.