BRIDGEWATER DEFEATS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 78-50, IN MEN'S BASKETBALL (2/12)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater junior center Kyle Williford scored 28 points in just 18 minutes of action as the Eagles cruised past Washington and Lee, 78-50, in ODAC men's basketball action on Monday evening.

The Eagles jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first 4:44 of the game and pushed their lead to 19 points (39-20) at the half.

Williford collected his points on 12-of-16 shooting. He was the only Eagle in double figures and collected seven rebounds. Senior forward Shane Burnette added six points, seven rebounds and four assists for Bridgewater which shot 50 percent from the floor (30-60). In all, 12 different players scored for the Eagles.

Washington and Lee was led by freshman center John Saxon (Jackson, Miss./Jackson Prep), who scored a career-high 17 points. Senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) added 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the three-point arc. The Generals shot just 38.8 percent from the floor and committed 23 turnovers.

The Generals would earn the No. 8 seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament given a Lynchburg loss to Randolph-Macon on Tuesday evening. If Lynchburg defeats the Yellow Jackets, the Hornets would earn the No. 8 seed.

The tournament begins on Saturday afternoon at the Salem (Va.) Civic Center as the No. 8 seed takes on the No. 1 seed at 1:00 pm.

 

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W&L DEFEATS EASTERN MENNONITE, 68-64, IN ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL (2/10)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) nailed 3-of-4 free throws in the final 10 seconds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 68-64 win over Eastern Mennonite in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (4-19, 4-14) led for much of the game, but never by more than seven points (16-9). EMU senior guard Dustin Blyer (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite HS) twice cut the W&L lead to just one point in the final 1:33 of the contest before Bustamante provided the final margin at the stripe.

Senior center Neal Lewis (Glen Allen, Va./Benedictine) led the Royals (9-14, 7-10) with a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard David Bell (Waynesboro, Va./Buffalo Gap) tallied 11 points, while Blyer chipped in with 10 points. The Generals held senior guard Joel Kauffman (Baxter, Ky./Harlan), EMU's leading scorer, to just seven points on 2-of-4 shooting from the floor.

Washington and Lee was led by senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin), who totaled 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. Freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) notched 14 points, 11 of which came in the first half, while Bustamante added 10 points.

Eastern Mennonite shot 51.4 percent from the floor, but committed 23 turnovers in the contest.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Monday as it travels to Bridgewater College for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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GENERALS DROP NON-CONFERENCE CONTEST AT GREENSBORO, 60-52 (2/7)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Marcellus Morgan scored a career-high 15 points to lead Greensboro past Washington and Lee, 60-52, in men's basketball action on Wednesday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

The Pride (7-13) jumped out to a 24-11 halftime lead with Phil Tinsley recording eight points in the first period.

Washington and Lee would cut the lead to two points, 31-29, with 10:34 remaining in the game after a jumper by freshman center John Saxon (Jackson, Mich./Jackson Prep), however, that was as close as the Generals would get. Greensboro then outscored W&L, 12-4, over the game's next 4:40 and took the eight-point victory.

The Generals (4-18) were led by senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer), who tallied 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting and added four assists. Freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) chipped in with 14 points in the loss.

W&L will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Eastern Mennonite on Senior Day at 4:00 pm.

 

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BROWN LEADS LYNCHBURG PAST WASHINGTON AND LEE, 77-68, IN OVERTIME (2/4)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Dennis Brown (Lynch Station, Va./Altavista) tallied career-highs in points (39) and rebounds (17) to help lead Lynchburg past Washington and Lee in overtime, 77-68, on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Brown's heroics almost went for naught as the Generals held a four-point lead (56-52) with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. LC junior forward Philip Saunders (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) cut the lead to two points just five seconds later and senior guard Jacob Hull (Monteray, Va./Highland) stole the ball under the W&L basket with 10 seconds left, hitting a layup while getting fouled. Hull missed the free throw and the regulation ended with the score knotted at 56-56.

Lynchburg (2-19, 2-13) controlled the overtime period from the start, scoring the first five points and building a lead as large as 10 points (69-59) in posting the nine-point win.

Saunders scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting and added a game-high five assists. Hull scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Hornets which outrebounded W&L, 52-40.

Washington and Lee (3-18, 3-13) was led by senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer), who scored 17 points. Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) scored 16 points, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and notched five steals. Junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) chipped in with 11 points and five boards.

The game marked the third overtime contest between W&L and Lynchburg in their last four meetings.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it travels to Greensboro, N.C., for a 7:00 pm contest at Greensboro College.

 

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HAMPDEN-SYDNEY SURVIVES WASHINGTON AND LEE, 66-60, IN ODAC MEN'S HOOPS (2/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore center Lane Brooks (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help lead Hampden-Sydney past Washington and Lee, 66-60, in ODAC men's basketball action.

Trailing by five points (31-26) at the half, the Generals (3-17, 3-12) held a 41-39 lead until Brooks tied the game on a layup with 7:48 remaining in the contest. The Tigers (18-2, 12-2) stretched their lead to 45-41 on another Brooks layup with 4:48 remaining. Just 41 seconds later, however, W&L freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) was whistled for an offensive foul, his fifth foul of the game, and also received a technical foul. The Tigers sank all four free throws to push their advantage to eight points (49-41) and held on for the six-point win.

Brooks was the only player in double figures for the Tigers, who outrebounded the Generals, 33-23, and shot 35 free throws, making 25 of them. Junior forward Bobby Jackson (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) tallied eight points as did senior guard Kevin Swann (Richmond, Va./James River). The Tigers shot just 37.3 percent (19-51) from the floor.

Washington and Lee was led by senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin), who scored a season-high 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor. Ballard also collected six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Sophomore forward Jake McAlister (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) tied a career-high with eight points. W&L shot a season-high 52.4 percent (22-42) from the floor, but committed 26 turnovers in the game.

The Generals will be in action again on Sunday afternoon as they host Lynchburg for a 3:00 pm contest.

 

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EMORY & HENRY DEFEATS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 84-77 (1/31)

EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry shot 51.7 percent (30-58) from the field and nailed 19-of-21 free throws (.905) to down Washington and Lee, 84-77, in ODAC Men's Basketball action on Wednesday evening in Emory, Va.

The Wasps opened a 42-37 halftime advantage and led by 12 points (78-66) with 3:21 remaining in the contest. However, the Generals (3-16, 3-11) sliced the lead to just three points (80-77) on an 11-2 run capped by two three-pointers courtesy of junior forward Bobby Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) in the final 1:14. The Wasps (6-13, 3-10) then salted the game away at the free throw line.

Emory & Henry was led by Scott Laird, who scored 17 points. Paul Russo added 15 points, all in the second half, and B.J. Wilkins tallied 10 points.

Washington and Lee was led by senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer), who tallied a season-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three. Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) notched a season-high 16 points, while sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) chipped in with 13 points and a team-high six rebounds.

The Generals shot 50.9 percent (29-57) from the floor and 66.7 percent (11-15) from three-point range in scoring a season-high 77 points.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it hosts Hampden-Sydney for a 3:00 pm contest.

 

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ROANOKE DEFEATS W&L, 75-61 (1/27)

SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke ended the first half on a 15-2 run to take a 40-22 halftime lead in defeating Washington and Lee, 75-61, in ODAC Men's Basketball action.

The Generals (3-15, 3-10) opened the game on a 10-2 run over the first 3:14, but the Maroons responded with a 13-1 run over the next 6:32 to take the lead for good at 15-11.

W&L climbed to within nine points (57-48) with 8:11 remaining in the contest, but could get no closer.

Roanoke (13-5, 8-4) was led by senior forward Colby Leftwich, who tallied a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds. He was joined in double figures by sophomore guard Robby Pridgen (14 points) and senior guard Brad Dunleavy (13 points). The Maroons shot 56.5 percent (26-46) from the floor and committed just 14 turnovers.

Washington and Lee placed four players in double figures led by sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) and senior guards Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) and Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer), who each scored 12 points. Junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) added 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Hettermann added a team-high eight rebounds. The Generals shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor in the second half and 53.8 percent (7-13) from three-point land for the game.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Wednesday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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W&L ENDS FOUR-GAME SKID WITH A 47-45 WIN OVER EMORY & HENRY (1/24)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann's (Falls Church, Va./Landon) layup with 16 seconds remaining gave Washington and Lee a 46-45 lead as the Generals defeated Emory & Henry, 47-45, in ODAC Men's Basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Emory & Henry (5-11, 2-8) had a chance to win with the last possession, but sophomore guard Paul Russo (Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) was stripped by W&L junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) with two seconds remaining and senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) hit one of two free throws immediately thereafter to ice the win.

W&L (3-14, 3-9) shot just 31.8 percent for the game as compared to 36.2 percent for Emory & Henry. However, the Generals hit 16-of-24 foul shots.

Washington and Lee was led by senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer), who scored a game-high 13 points. Ballard totaled 11 points, while Hettermann's game-winning basket gave him eight points for the game.

The Wasps were led by sophomore forward Cortez Watson (Davenport, Fla./Oak Ridge), who tallied nine points, while senior forward Scott Smith (Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee) notched eight points.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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RANDOLPH-MACON DEFEATS W&L, 74-65 (1/21)

ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph-Macon broke open a 32-21 halftime lead with a 26-9 run in the first 10:41 of the second half and cruised to a 74-65 victory over W&L in men's basketball action on Sunday afternoon in Ashland, Va.

Jared Mills led the way for the Yellow Jackets during the second-half stretch with 10 of his team-high 14 points.

The Generals stayed with Randolph-Macon (9-7, 6-4) in the early going and knotted the score at 20 after a lay-up by freshman center John Saxon (Jackson, Miss./Jackson Prep). However, the Yellow Jackets responded with a 10-1 run led by Jamal Brunt's two three-point goals to head into the half with an 11-point cushion.

Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) scored 10 of his 14 points late in the second half, but W&L (2-14, 2-9) could get no closer than nine points.

W&L was led by Saxon, who tallied a career-high 16 points and added six rebounds and two blocks. Ballard added a career-high 11 rebounds to his 14 points. Junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) chipped in with 13 points, while senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) finished with 11 points.

Randolph-Macon was led by Mills's 14 points and five rebounds. Kurt Bergmann added 12 points and six boards for the Yellow Jackets.

The Generals were held to just over 40 percent shooting from the floor (23-of-57), while Randolph-Macon shot over 55 percent in the second half to finish the contest at just under 52 percent (27-of-52).

W&L will return home on Wednesday, Jan. 24, as it entertains Emory & Henry for the first time this season in the Warner Center. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

 

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VA. WESLEYAN USES LATE RUN TO DEFEAT W&L, 70-57 (1/20)

NORFOLK, Va. -- Va. Wesleyan used a 10-0 run in the game's final 2:34 to defeat Washington and Lee, 70-57, in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Va.

The Generals trailed 60-57 at the time, but the Blue Marlins iced the game, hitting 8-of-9 attempts from the free throw line to preserve the 13-point victory.

Senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) led Washington and Lee with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) and freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) each tallied 10 markers.

VWC placed five players in double digits led by James Wallace, who accumulated 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. Ron Yuhasz and Josh Fisher each added 13 points and seven boards for the Blue Marlins.

The Generals were outrebounded by Va. Wesleyan, 36-20, but committed a season-low 14 turnovers.

W&L will return home on Wednesday, Jan. 24, as it hosts Emory & Henry in a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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GUILFORD MEN'S BASKETBALL ENDS FIVE-GAME LOSING SKID TO W&L, 60-54 (1/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior guard Jaron Randall (Trenton, N.J./Princeton Day School) scored a team-high 15 points and recorded four steals to help lead Guilford to a 60-54 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

The win was Guilford's (7-9, 6-4) first in its last six tries against the Generals and its third ODAC victory in a row.

The Quakers led by three points (30-27) at the half, but W&L fought back to take a one-point lead (35-34) with 16:18 remaining. However, the Generals would miss 12 of their next 13 shots from the field to fall behind by eight points (49-41) with 5:48 remaining. Guilford hit nine free throws from that point on to clinch the win.

On the game, Guilford hit 22-of-36 charity tosses and outrebounded W&L, 38-33. The Generals shot just 32.1 percent from the field in the second half and 37.7 percent for the game.

Junior center Aron McMillian (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) added 14 points and senior center Todd Ashworth (High Point, N.C./Southwest Guilford) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers.

Washington and Lee (2-12, 2-7) was led by freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons), who scored a career-high 15 points. Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) tallied 14 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) notched 10 points and a career-high nine rebounds.

Washington and Lee will return to action this weekend as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 2:00 pm contest on Saturday and to Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm contest on Sunday.

 

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GENERALS FALL AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 84-47 (1/14)

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney jumped out to a 20-4 lead in the game's first 9:53 and shot 69 percent (18-of-26) in the first half as the Tigers handed Washington and Lee an 84-47 defeat in ODAC men's basketball action on Sunday afternoon in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

Marcus Randall scored 12 of his career-high 18 points in the first half as the Tigers (13-1, 7-1) led 45-18 after the first stanza.

W&L (2-11, 2-6) shot 35.7 percent for the game (20-of-56) and connected on only 1-of-14 three point attempts. The Generals were also outrebounded, 41-26.

Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon School) was the only General in double-digits with 12 points. He also added two rebounds and two steals. Freshman center John Saxon (Jackson, Miss./Jackson Prep) notched eight points and pulled down four rebounds.

Hampden-Sydney was led by Randall and Mike Thompson, who collected eight points and seven boards on the day.

Washington and Lee will resume its ODAC schedule on Wednesday evening as it returns home to host Guilford at 7:00 pm.

 

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GENERALS PICK UP SECOND VICTORY OF THE SEASON, 67-54 (1/13)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) tied a season high with 18 points to help lead W&L to its second victory of the season by defeating Lynchburg, 67-54, in ODAC men's hoops action on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

W&L (2-10, 2-5) shot 50 percent (23-of-46) from the floor and connected on all 16 of its free throw attempts. The Generals also placed five players in double-digits for the first time since Jan. 31, 1998, against Guilford.

Sophomore forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon School) tallied 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) added 13 points, two assists and two steals. Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) and freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) also scored in double-digits with 10 points each.

Lynchburg (1-11, 1-5) was led by Dennis Brown, who tallied 18 points.

W&L will return to action tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Hampden-Sydney, Va., to take on Hampden-Sydney at 2:00 pm.

 

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GENERALS DROP CLOSE CONTEST TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 63-59 (1/10)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee used a 24-11 run over 10:26 in the second half to close within two points with 32 seconds remaining in the game, but could get no closer and fell to Eastern Mennonite, 63-59, in ODAC men's hoops action on Wednesday evening in Harrisonburg, Va.

After senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) hit 1-of-2 free throws with 32 seconds to play to pull W&L (1-10, 1-5) to within two at 61-59, the Generals picked up an offensive rebound. Ballard then attempted a lay-up that just rolled off the rim with nine seconds to play, but he was fouled by Eastern Mennonite's Alex Ivanitsky. However, he missed both free throw attempts and Eastern Mennonite iced the game with a pair of foul shots with six seconds left.

W&L was led by junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) and freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) who each tallied 12 points. Bustamante was 9-of-10 from the free throw line and pulled down five boards. Ballard and fellow senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) each chipped in with nine points.

Eastern Mennonite (4-7, 2-5) was led by Neal Lewis, who totaled 16 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. Joel Kauffman added 15 points, while Dustin Blyer added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Royals shot 48.7 percent from the floor and pulled out the victory despite committing 22 turnovers. EMU had trouble closing out the Generals in the second half, connecting on only 12-of-27 attempts (.444) from the foul line in the final 20 minutes.

W&L will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 13, as it travels to Lynchburg, Va., to take on Lynchburg at 3:00 pm.

 

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ROANOKE EDGES WASHINGTON AND LEE, 57-48, IN ODAC MEN'S HOOPS (1/6)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Robby Pridgen (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent/St. Mary) scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting to help lead Roanoke past Washington and Lee, 57-48, in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

Roanoke (7-3, 2-2) held a 35-26 lead at the break, however the Generals (1-9, 1-4) fought back to cut the Maroons lead to just one point (49-48) with 4:15 remaining. Roanoke held W&L scoreless from that point as the Generals missed their final five shots from the floor and committed three turnovers.

Roanoke shot 54.3 percent (19-35) from the floor, but hit just 13-of-25 free throw attempts (.520). W&L connected on just 36.6 percent (15-41) of its shots from the field, but hit 13-of-15 foul shots.

Senior guard Brad Dunleavy (Roanoke, Va./William Flemming) added 14 points, but committed eight turnovers. Senior forward Colby Leftwich (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee was paced by sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) chipped in with 13 points.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Wednesday as it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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HETTERMANN LEADS WASHINGTON AND LEE TO ODAC HOOPS WIN AT GUILFORD (1/3)

Game story courtesy of Guilford Sports Information

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon School) scored nine of his game-high 15 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket, to lead visiting Washington and Lee to a 50-48 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's basketball victory over Guilford Wednesday night.

Hettermann's heroics helped the Generals (1-8, 1-3 ODAC) to their first win and Washington and Lee's fifth straight triumph over Guilford (3-7, 2-2 ODAC).

The Quakers extended a five-point halftime lead to nine points after rookie Robert Spence (Apex, N.C./Southeast Raleigh) converted a fast-break layup with 15:37 remaining. The Quakers held the 35-26 edge until junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) triggered a 19-6 Generals' run with a three-pointer at the 13:22 mark. Guilford made just three of 14 field goals during Washington and Lee's spurt.

Hettermann's layup with 6:50 left gave the Generals their first lead of the second half and Guilford never regained the advantage. While Hettermann's basket marked Washington and Lee's final field goal of the game, the Generals preserved the win with eight of 10 free throws down the stretch. The Quakers made only 10-of-31 second-half shots (32.3%), including one of nine three-point attempts, senior Jaron Randall's (Trenton, N.J./Princeton Day) trey at the buzzer.

Washington and Lee senior Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) scored 11 points, nine in the first half. The Generals overcame 26 turnovers, which led to 26 Guilford points, thanks to 47.2 percent shooting from the floor and a 37-30 rebounding advantage. Rookie center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) had a game-high eight boards and six points.

Randall paced the Quakers with a season-high 13 points, three assists and four steals.

Washington and Lee hosts Roanoke Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m., in ODAC play.

 

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BRIDGEWATER ESCAPES WITH A 56-53 WIN OVER WASHINGTON AND LEE (12/6)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Kyle Williford (Raleigh, N.C/Leesville Road) scored a game-high 21 points to help lead Bridgewater to a 56-53 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC menÕs basketball action on Wednesday evening.

The Generals (0-8, 0-3) trailed the game from start to finish, but were down by no more than 10 points (32-22) the entire game. Senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) had a potential game-tying three-pointer with just two seconds remaining, but the shot would not fall.

Bridgewater (7-0, 2-0) senior forward Shane Burnette (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) tallied 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and was joined in double-figures by senior forward Jermaine Reed (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird), who totaled 11 points.

Washington and Lee (0-8, 0-3) was led by junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus), who scored 13 points. Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) scored 10 points, while sophomore guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) notched 10 points and five assists.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Jan. 3 as it travels to Greensboro, N.C., to take on Guilford. Gametime is set for 7:00 pm.

 

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VIRGINIA WESLEYAN DEFEATS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 78-49 (12/2)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Leading by four points (38-34) with 17:50 remaining in the second half, Virginia Wesleyan used a 23-5 run over the next 10:24 to put Washington and Lee away in a 78-49 win over the Generals in ODAC men's basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Blue Marlins shot 53.8 percent for the game, including a blistering 65.2 percent in the second half. VWC also hit 11-of-18 three-point attempts for the game (.611). The Generals shot just 33.9 percent from the field, including 25 percent in the second half.

Virginia Wesleyan (4-2, 2-1) was led by senior forward Ron Yuhasz (Dover, Del./Caeser Rodney), who scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Sophomore guard Frankie Cabrera (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry) scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point stripe. Junior guard James Wallace (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting beyond the arc as well.

Washington and Lee (0-7, 0-2) was led by sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who tallied career-highs in points (21) and rebounds (10). He also notched three assists, one block and two steals. Sophomore point guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) scored 12 points and handed out four assists.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday evening as it hosts Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS ODAC OPENER TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 61-44 (12/2)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Leading by just one point (37-36) with 7:14 remaining in the game, Randolph-Macon surged on a 24-8 run the rest of the way to defeat Washington and Lee, 61-44, in men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (0-6, 0-1) trailed by only two-points (27-25) at the half, but shot just 32.5 percent for the game. Randolph-Macon won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Generals 35-19 for the game.

The Yellow Jackets (2-3, 1-1) were led by sophomore center Jared Mills (Reading, Pa./Reading Central Catholic), who scored 13 points, gathered 11 rebounds and dished off seven assists. He was joined in double figures by sophomore guard Tim Smith (Jacksonville, Fla./Old Mill) and freshman forward Kurt Bergmann (Fallsington, Pa./Pennsbury), who each scored 11 points. Bergmann added nine rebounds as well.

The Generals were led by sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) also scored 13 points.

Washington and Lee will be in action again tomorrow as it hosts Virginia Wesleyan for a 3:00 pm contest.

 

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES CLOSE ONE TO SHENANDOAH, 63-61 (11/29)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior guard Ted Davis (Clifton Forge, Va./Alleghany) scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to help lead Shenandoah to a 63-61 win over Washington and Lee in men's basketball action on Wednesday evening.

The Generals (0-5) trailed by seven points (57-50) with 3:39 remaining, but surged on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 61-61 with 50 seconds remaining. With the score still tied, W&L had the ball and a chance to win the game with 38 seconds left, but Davis recorded a steal and a layup to put the Hornets (3-1) up by two.

W&L once again had a chance to win the game, but senior guard Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer) misfired with a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) scored a career-high 19 points, while freshman center David Bode (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) notched a career-high 14 points and six rebounds. Freshman guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) tallied 11 points and a career-high seven assists and Braley added 11 points.

Davis was the only double-digit scorer for the Hornets.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Randolph-Macon in a 3:00 pm contest.

 

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS TWO GAMES AT CARNEGIE MELLON TOURNAMENT (11/26)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's basketball team dropped to 0-4 on the season with a pair of losses in the Carnegie Mellon Tournament over the weekend. W&L lost to Carnegie Mellon, 63-57, in the opener and then dropped a 93-73 decision to Thiel College in the consolation game.

Against CMU, the Generals trailed by 10 points at the half, but fought back to take a 53-50 lead with 4:20 remaining via a 20-3 run. However, the Tartans (1-2) outscored the Generals 13-3 the rest of the way to walk away with the win.

W&L was led by senior guards Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) and Chad Braley (Huntington, W.Va./Paul Blazer). Ballard totaled 13 points, while Braley notched 12 points. Sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) tallied 10 points.

Dom Ionadi and Matt Kaitz led Carnegie Mellon with 15 points each.

In the loss to Thiel, the Generals (0-4) fell behind early as the Tomcats hit seven of their first eight three-point attempts en route to a 53-27 halftime advantage. W&L chipped away at the lead cutting it to 20 points (93-73) at the game's conclusion.

Thiel (1-3) shot 56.5 percent from the floor (35-62) and 45.5 percent from the three-point arc (10-22).

Braley led the Generals with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, while junior forward Bob Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) totaled 14 points. Sophomore guard Will Cotter (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) notched 10 points.

The Tomcats were led by A.H. Davis, who tallied 23 points and Isaiah Blanciak, who notched 15 points.

The Generals will be in action again on Wednesday as they host Shenandoah in a 6:00 pm contest.

 

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS TWO GAMES AT GETTYSBURG TOURNAMENT (11/18)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's basketball team began its season with a pair of losses at the Gettysburg Days Inn Tip-off Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Generals were defeated by Gettysburg, 67-46, in the opening game and fell to Philadelphia University of the Sciences, 80-65, in the consolation game.

Against Gettysburg, the Generals trailed by just three points (35-32) with 10:05 remaining in the game, but the Bullets (1-0) went on a 9-0 run over the next 2:22 to take a 44-32 lead and cruised to the 21-point win.

W&L shot just 38.5 percent (15-39) from the floor and 47.6 percent (10-21) from the foul line in the loss.

Senior guard Will Ballard (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) led the Generals with nine points and five rebounds. Sophomore forward Jake McAlister (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored eight points and pulled in four boards.

Against USP (1-1), the Generals again fell victim to an offensive spurt by the opponent. Trailing by four points (31-27) at the half, W&L was outscored by the Devils 16-3 over the first 3:46 of the second half and played catch-up for the remainder of the game.

W&L outrebounded USP, 33-29, but could not overcome 58.8 percent (30-51) shooting by the Devils.

Junior forward Bobby Bustamante (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus) led the Generals with 17 points, four rebounds and a career-high six assists. Ballard notched 14 points and sophomore forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) totaled 13 points and eight rebounds.

W&L will be in action again on Saturday and Sunday as it participates in the Carnegie Mellon Tournament. The Generals will face host Carnegie Mellon in the opener at 3:00 pm.

 

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