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UMW women top Lynchburg in opener
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UMW women top Lynchburg in opener

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University of Lynchburg at UMW basketball

UMW’s Keagan Schwab (right) puts on the brakes as she encounters Lynchburg’s Sammi Sever Monday.

Freshman Megan Baxter sank four of Mary Washington’s 11 3-pointers as the Eagles opened their women’s basketball season with a 66–57 victory over visiting Lynchburg Monday night.

Tori Martin scored a team-high 13 points and Baxter and sophomore Keagan Schwab each added 12 in their college débuts as the Eagles withstood a 28-point performance from the Hornets’ Lizzie Davis.

Baxter made a key 3-pointer with 37 seconds remaining to give the Eagles a 64-57 lead, and Martin clinched it with two free throws with 22 seconds remaining. UMW held Lynchburg scoreless for the final 2:17 of the game.

UMW used a 7–0 first-quarter run to break a 6–6 tie and never trailed again, although Lynchburg stayed within striking distance. Baxter added two more 3-pointers during an 8–0 third-quarter scoring spurt.

The Eagles return to action Saturday against Wesleyan (Conn.) in the Susquehanna (Pa.) Tipoff Tournament.

Lynchburg 17 15 11 14 — 57

UMW 21 16 12 17 — 66

Lynchburg (0–1): Brooke Vetter 1, Sammi Sever 7, Lizzie Davis 28, Erin Green 2, Sarah Johnson 6, Olivia Harris 11, Taylor Gantt 2, Mimi Oliver 0. Totals: 17 18–25 57.

Mary Washington (1–0): Keagan Schwab 12, Megan Baxter 12, Emily Shively 3, Jordan Carpenter 6, Tory Martin 13, Sydney Sherman 7, Karissa Highlander 0, Sophia Pavlech 0, Elizabeth Dufrane 0, Molly Sharman 4, Andrea Lefkowitz 0, Bri Harper 0, Ashley Martin 9. Totals: 22 11–17 66.

3-pointers: Lynchburg 5 (Sever 3, Harris 2); UMW 11 (Baxter 4, Schwab 3, A. Martin 2, Shively, T. Martin).

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