W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 71-53

SALEM, Va. -- Second-ranked Randolph-Macon assumed a sizeable lead early and held on for a 71-53 win over W&L in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC men’s basketball tournament on Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

The top-seeded Yellow Jackets (24-1) scored the first five points of the game before sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) connected from behind the arc with 14:49 left to get the Generals on the board. R-MC then scored the next 17 points and carried a 31-12 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets forced 17 Generals’ turnovers and held them to 37.2 percent shooting for the afternoon (16-of-43), while committing just 10 giveaways and displaying 48.2 percent marksmanship (27-of-56) themselves.

Senior forward Jared Mills (12 points), junior forward Kurt Bergmann (12 points) and senior guard Ryan Sloper (10 points) were the leading scorers for the Yellow Jackets, who advance tomorrow’s semifinal round to play the winner of Roanoke and Guilford.

Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Generals. His 4-for-11 shooting from three-point range gives him 63 three’s on the season, tying the W&L single-season standard set by Bryan Watkins during the 1991-92 season. Freshman guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) was the only other W&L player to reach double figures, finishing with 12 points.

The Generals’ loss concludes their season with a record of eight wins and 17 losses.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 72-63

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater hit 18-of-23 second-half free throws to defeat Washington and Lee, 72-63, in men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at Nininger Hall.

The Eagles (14-11, 8-10) led 33-26 at the half, but the Generals would fight back to knot the score at 37-37 with 14:12 remaining in the game. However, the Eagles would push their lead back to double-digits and hold on for their sixth straight win over W&L.

Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) led the Generals with 18 points, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) contributed 14 points. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Bridgewater was led by sophomore guard Ricky Easterling’s 14 points. Freshman forward Clay Micheal tallied 13 points and seven rebounds, while senior center Jeff Schwalm chipped in with 12 points and eight boards.

Washington and Lee (8-16, 5-13) will next participate in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. The eighth-seeded Generals will face top-seeded Randolph-Macon on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EASTERN MENNONITE, 76-73

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Generals past Eastern Mennonite, 76-73, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

W&L (8-15, 5-12) led 42-29 at the break, but the Royals chipped away to cut the lead to one point (67-66) with 5:19 remaining in the game. However, that would be as close as EMU would get the rest of the way.

Hettermann was one of four Generals to record double figures in the game. Freshman center David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) notched 15 points and 10 rebounds, junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) registered 12 points and five rebounds, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 10 points and six assists.

Eastern Mennonite (3-21, 1-16) was led by freshman forward Bryan Williams (Stafford, Va./Evangel Christian), who scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Junior guard Mike Culen (Winchester, Va./James Wood) scored 16 points, while sophomore forward EJ Arrington (Staunton, Va./Stuarts Draft) chipped in with 14 points.

W&L shot 49.1 percent (27-55) from the floor and held a 43-30 advantage on the boards, but had to recover from committing 22 turnovers.

Washington and Lee will end its regular season on Tuesday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL HANDLES GUILFORD, 72-57

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee shot a season-best 56.0 percent from the field (28-of-50) and defeated Guilford, 72-57, in Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

The Generals’ (7-15, 4-12) broke a 20-20 first-half tie with a 14-3 run and carried a 34-26 lead into intermission before cruising to their second win in as many games in the second half.

Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) paced four Generals in double figures with a game-high 19 points, including 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. He also collected five rebounds. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) tallied 18 points, five boards and five assists. Freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) and sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) were the others to reach double-digits, totaling 15 and 14 points respectively.

The Quakers (10-13, 6-10), who were outscored 32-14 in the paint, were paced by junior guard Eric Williams’ 15 points.

The Generals will be back in action on Saturday when they host Eastern Mennonite at 7:00 pm in their home-finale.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL EDGES LYNCHBURG, 63-62

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) hit a layup with 11 seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee to a 63-62 win over Lynchburg in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The lead changed hand seven times in the final 2:51 of the game and neither team led by more than six points at any time during the contest.

Junior forward Josh Cobbs (Danville, Va./Tunstall) gave the Hornets their final lead on a pair of free throws with 37 seconds remaining, setting up Stuart’s heroics. LC had one final shot, but Cobbs’ 8-foot shot in the lane bounded away and the Generals claimed the victory to end a nine-game losing streak.

Washington and Lee (6-15, 3-12) was led by senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) notched a career-high 13 points, while Stuart tallied 12 points and a career-high seven assists.

Lynchburg (6-17, 3-13) was paced by sophomore center Ryan Pehanik’s (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) 18-point effort. Cobbs recorded 12 points, while freshman forward Reed Fairchild (Spotsylvania, Va./Massaponax) added nine points and eight rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 67-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team trailed second-ranked Hampden-Sydney by just four points (61-57) with under one minute remaining, but a three-pointer by W&L sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) went in-and-out with 43 seconds remaining and the Tigers survived, 67-60.

Hampden-Sydney (21-0, 15-0) led by just two points (33-31) at the half, but pushed their advantage to 10 (58-48) with 7:01 remaining. However, the Generals clawed their way back with a 9-0 run over the next 2:21 to cut the H-SC lead to one point (58-57) with 4:40 remaining. From there, Hampden-Sydney junior guard Jeff Monroe (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) hit a 12-foot jumper and a free throw with 3:08 remaining and neither team scored until the Tigers sunk 6-of-8 free throws in the final 42 seconds to ice the game.

McClure led W&L (5-15, 2-12) with 22 points, while senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) added 10 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers were paced by 15 points from Monroe and junior guard Brandon Randall (Williamsburg, Va./Bruton). Junior forward Jason Holman (Amelia, Va./Amelia County) chipped in with 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Lynchburg College for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNED BY E&H, 80-67

EMORY, Va. -- The Emory & Henry men’s basketball team used a 20-2 second-half run in defeating Washington and Lee, 80-67, on Wednesday evening in the King Center.

The Wasps (10-10, 5-8 ODAC) held a 44-31 advantage at halftime. The Generals (5-14, 2-11 ODAC) then opened the second frame with a 13-6 run to cut the E&H advantage to 50-44 with 14:35 remaining. However, the Wasps responded by ripping off 20 points to the Generals’ two, extending their lead to 70-46 with 7:54 left in the game and cruising to final margin.

W&L shot 36.4 percent from the field for the game (24-of-66) and committed 23 turnovers compared to the Wasps’ 41.3 percent marksmanship (26-of-63) and 18 turnovers.

Junior guard Justin Call scored a game-high 16 points, including 10-of-10 shooting from the free throw line, to lead four E&H players in double figures. Senior guards Jay Rosser (14 points) and Paul Russo (10 points), along with sophomore forward Will Sloan (10 points) were the others to reach double-digits.

Pacing a quartet of Generals in double figures was sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual), who scored a team-high 13 points. Freshman forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) finished with 12 points, while freshman guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) added 11 and senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) had 10.

W&L will return to the hardwood on Saturday when it hosts ODAC-rival Hampden-Sydney in a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL CLIPPED BY ROANOKE, 57-47

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team managed to score just five points over the final 9:36 of the second half and fell, 57-47, to Roanoke on Saturday evening in Salem, Va.

The Maroons’ (11-8, 8-4 ODAC) scored their last 11 points from the free throw line as they extended their 46-42 advantage to the final margin. They overcame shooting just 17-of-53 from the floor (32.1 percent) by forcing the Generals into 21 turnovers.

Generals’ (5-13, 2-10 ODAC) sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored a team-high 16 points, including three three-pointers, and grabbed six boards. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Roanoke was paced by Robby Pridgen’s game-high 17 points. Josh Foster chipped in with 10 points.

The Generals play again on Wednesday evening when they travel to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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BRIDGEWATER EDGES WASHINGTON AND LEE, 66-64, IN MEN’S BASKETBALL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Ricky Easterling (Baltimore, Md./Dundalk) hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining to lift Bridgewater to a 66-64 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Bridgewater (11-6, 5-5) did not trail after the 14:46 mark of the first half (4-2), but the Generals rallied from a 29-23 halftime deficit to tie the game several times in the second stanza. The final tie occurred when W&L junior guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) recorded a steal and layup with 34 seconds remaining to tie the game at 64-64.

Bridgewater held for the final shot and Easterling was fouled on a drive by W&L sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) setting up the game-winning free throws.

Sophomore guard Ashby Tarkington (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) led the Eagles with 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Easterling tallied 15 points.

W&L (5-12, 2-9) was led by McClure who scored 18 points, all in the second half, on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point range. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) totaled 13 points, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 10 points. Denbow notched eight points, seven assists and five steals.

The Generals registered a season-low 12 turnovers, but were beat on the boards, 38-27.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL EDGED AT MCDANIEL, 69-66

WESTMINSTER, Md. -- McDaniel guard Bryant Dull hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to break a 66-66 tie and lift the Green Terror to a 69-66 non-conference win over the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team on Tuesday evening in Westminster, Md.

The Generals (5-11) took a 63-60 lead with 5:47 left to play but managed only three points the rest of the way as McDaniel improved to 5-13 on the season.

The Generals established a 42-37 lead at the half after hitting on 53.3 percent of their shots from the field. However, they made just 28.6 percent of their second-half offerings.

W&L counterbalanced its 40-28 advantage on the boards with 23 turnovers.

Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) scored a game- and season-high 23 points, including 11-of-12 shooting from the free throw line, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Generals. Junior guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) totaled a career-high 13 points, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 11.

McDaniel was paced by a trio of 13-point scorers. Seniors Adam Hynes (forward) and Jon Pearson (center), along with junior forward Alan Hoyt each tallied a baker’s dozen in the win.

The Generals are on the hardwood again tomorrow night when they host ODAC-rival Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPPED BY RANDOLPH-MACON, 71-46

ASHLAND, Va. -- The fourth-ranked Randolph-Macon men’s basketball team used a 9-0 run over the final 1:13 of the first half and first 2:38 of the second to push out to a 37-23 lead and then cruised to a 71-46 victory over Washington and Lee on Sunday afternoon in Ashland, Va.

W&L (5-10, 2-8 ODAC), which shot 31.6 percent from the field (12-of-38), hit on just 3-of-15 second-half offerings as it was unable to mount a comeback. Conversely, the Yellow Jackets (17-1, 10-1 ODAC) made 53.6 percent of their shots for the game (30-of-56), including 17-for-29 in the second half.

The Yellow Jackets were led by senior forward Jared Mills who totaled 16 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Tim Smith joined him in double figures, finishing with 11.

Freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) paced the Generals with 16 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Wes McAdams (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) contributed eight points.

The Generals will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to McDaniel for a 7:00 pm game.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL KNOCKED OFF BY VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 71-49

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team fell, 71-49, to Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Va.

Trailing 19-16 with 7:51 to play in the first half, the Generals (5-9, 2-7) were outscored by nine (12-3) over the remainder of the half as Virginia Wesleyan opened up a 31-19 halftime advantage.

W&L mounted a second-half comeback, cutting the Marlins’ lead to five (37-32) with 14:49 remaining. However, VWC doubled the Generals’ production for the rest of the game, outscoring them 34-17 to provide the final margin.

David Doino was the lone member of the 26th-ranked Marlins (13-3, 8-2) to reach double figures, posting game-highs of 27 points and 10 rebounds.

W&L was led by freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax), who tallied 16 points. Sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) finished with nine points, and senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) added eight points and five boards.

W&L is back in action tomorrow as it travels to fourth-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm game.

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CALL LEADS WASPS PAST GENERALS IN MEN’S BASKETBALL, 75-73

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Emory & Henry junior guard Justin Call (Ronda, N.C./East Wilkes) scored a career-high 46 points to lead the Wasps to a 75-73 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Call scored 28 of his points in the first half, a stanza which saw the two teams combine to shoot 63.6 percent (35-55) and 80.9 percent (17-21) from three-point range. The Wasps held a 46-45 advantage at the break.

In the second half, W&L opened a six-point lead (52-46) with 16:26 remaining, but E&H clawed its way back to take a 54-52 lead with 13:08 remaining on a three-pointer by Call. The two teams traded the lead six more times until the Wasps took the lead for good at 69-67 with 2:14 left.

Call totaled his points on 18-of-25 shooting from the floor, including 7-of-8 from behind the three-point arc. He was the only Wasp (8-7, 4-5) in double figures.

Washington and Lee (5-8, 2-6) was led by sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), who tallied a season-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) totaled a career-high 14 points, while sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) notched 13 points.

W&L was hampered by 9-of-21 shooting from the foul line and a season-high 26 turnovers. E&H finished the game shooting 47.2 percent (25-53), while the Generals finished at 51.0 percent (26-51).

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED, 87-48, BY HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The fourth-ranked Hampden-Sydney men’s basketball team used a game-opening 35-6 run to cruise to an 87-48 win over Washington and Lee on Sunday afternoon in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

The undefeated Tigers (14-0, 8-0 ODAC) had a 41-18 lead at the half after holding W&L (5-7, 2-5 ODAC) to 8-of-31 shooting (25.8 percent). For the game, the Tigers connected on 34-of-64 shots from the field (53.1 percent), compared to 22-of-66 shooting (33.3 percent) for the Generals, and held a 46-32 edge in rebounds.

Freshman forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) had a team-high nine points and also grabbed six boards for W&L. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) and freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) had seven points apiece.

H-SC’s Matt McKeag was the game’s high scorer with 17 points. Jeff Monroe added 16 points.

The Generals next play on Wednesday evening (7:00 pm) when they host Emory & Henry.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL HANDLES LYNCHBURG, 68-51

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team used a 20-6 run over the final 4:31 of the first half and the first 6:04 of the second half en route to a 68-51 win over Lynchburg on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

With the game tied at 20-20 with 4:31 left in the first, sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored the Generals’ final eight points, on two three-pointers and two free throws, to start the run and give W&L (5-6, 2-4 ODAC) a 28-22 halftime advantage.

The Generals won their second straight game by stroking 45.5 percent of their shots from the field (25-of-55), compared to 36.5 percent (19-of-52) for the Hornets (5-9, 2-5 ODAC).

McClure led four Generals in double-digits with 17 points. Freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) added 14 points, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) and senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) finished with 13 and 12, respectively.

Dedrick Craft and Matthew Sweeney, with 10 points apiece, were the lone Lynchburg players to reach double figures.

W&L returns to the hardwood tomorrow afternoon (2:00 pm) when it plays at No. 4 Hampden-Sydney.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS EASTERN MENNONITE, 75-72

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final 22 seconds to put the game on ice as the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team defeated Eastern Mennonite, 75-72, on Wednesday evening at the EMU Student Commons.

The Generals (4-6, 1-4 ODAC) opened up a 15-point first-half lead (40-25), before the Royals closed to within seven at the intermission.

Just 1:30 into the second half, though, W&L was back out on top by a 49-35 count. However, with 10:01 left to play, the Royals (2-11, 0-6 ODAC) went on a 10-0 run to establish their final lead of the game, 63-61. From that point W&L outscored EMU, 14-9, to secure the victory and end a five-game losing skid.

The Royals outshot W&L percentage-wise (50.4 to 43.7 percent), but turned the ball over 20 times, compared to just 14 giveaways for the Generals.

Freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) led four Generals in double figures with career-highs in points (18) and rebounds (12). Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) and McClure were the others in double-digits with 15, 13 and 13 points, respectively.

Jeremy Newman was the leading scorer for the Royals, finishing with 18 points. E.J. Arrington chipped in 14, while Bryan Williams added 13.

The Generals will be back on the court Saturday afternoon when they travel to Lynchburg for a 3:00 pm game.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS, 76-50, TO 24TH-RANKED MARY WASHINGTON

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Mary Washington men’s basketball team forced 24 Washington and Lee turnovers and committed just eight as it won, 76-50, in non-conference action on Monday evening in Fredericksburg, Va.

The 24th-ranked Eagles (11-1) used a 15-4 run over the final 6:13 of the first half to break a 16-16 deadlock and open up a 31-20 halftime advantage. In the second stanza the Eagles outscored W&L, 45-30, to coast to the victory.

In addition to their turnover advantage, the Eagles also outshot the Generals (3-6), connecting on 32-of-63 shots (50.8 percent) from the field, while W&L only hit on 20-of-55 (36.4 percent).

Freshman forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) led the Generals with 11 points and four rebounds. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) chipped in with eight points and five boards.

Pacing the Eagles were Ian Sumers (game-high 18 points, five rebounds) and Cris Hairston (16 points, six rebounds), who combined to score 34 points and collect 11 rebounds. Hairston also distributed five assists.

W&L next takes the court on Wednesday when it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to face ODAC-opponent Eastern Mennonite. Tip off is slated for 7:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED BY ROANOKE, 65-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Roanoke College used a 21-8 run over the final 8:43 to defeat Washington and Lee, 65-53, on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-5, 0-4) overcame a 30-22 halftime deficit to assume a 45-44 lead before the Roanoke run, which was keyed by eight points from senior guard Josh Foster (Roanoke, Va./Roanoke Valley Christian) to put the game away.

Washington and Lee was led by sophomore center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono), who tied a career-high with 13 points. Sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) tallied 12 points and senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Foster led the Maroons (5-6, 2-2) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Robby Pridgen (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary), senior center Nathan Stewart (Christiansburg, Va./Auburn) and junior forward Drew Crowder (Radford, Va./Radford) each scored 10 points.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Monday as it travels to 24th-ranked Mary Washington for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO GUILFORD, 57-55

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Clarence Martin (Reidsville, N.C./Reidsville) recorded a steal and layup with 20 seconds remaining to lift Guilford to a 57-55 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-4, 0-3) led by as many as 13 points (25-12) in the first half, but the Quakers (3-5, 1-3) stormed back to knot the game at 33-33 at the break.

W&L again took control of the contest, posting a 46-39 lead with 11:58 remaining, but Guilford again surged back, going on an 11-0 run over the next 3:53 to assume a 50-46 lead with 8:05 left. The game remained nip-and-tuck for the duration, leading up to Martin’s steal and game-winning basket.

Washington and Lee, who shot 52 percent in the first half and just 24 percent in the second, was led by junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), who tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) scored 12 points, while sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) added 10 points.

Guilford was led by sophomore center Brandon Clifford (Greensboro, N.C./Page), who scored 14 points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday evening as it hosts Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 70-54

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan hit 23-of-25 free throws in the second half and erased a 27-21 halftime deficit in defeating Washington and Lee, 70-54, in ODAC men’s basketball action at the Warner Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Marlins (8-1, 3-0) took the lead for good with 12:40 remaining in the game as senior forward Bill Gobble (Chesapeake, Va./Western Albemarle) hit a jumper to make the score 35-34. VWC then broke the game open with a 12-2 run over a span of 2:54 to assume a 56-45 lead with 5:14 remaining.

Senior guard Louis Park (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) led four Marlins in double-figures with 15 points, 13 of which were scored in the second half. Freshman guard Marques Fitch (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) added 13 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward TyRon Northam (Pocomoke City, Md./Pocomoke) tallied 12 points. Senior forward Ryan Kahle (Falls Church, Va./McLean) added 10 points.

Washington and Lee (3-3, 0-2) was led by senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Sophomore center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) scored nine points and grabbed nine boards, while junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) added nine points.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Wednesday as it hosts Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 3 RANDOLPH-MACON, 65-41

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-ranked Randolph-Macon hit each of its first seven shots and built a 40-17 halftime lead in defeating Washington and Lee, 65-41, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Yellow Jackets (9-0, 3-0) used a 15-0 run midway through the opening quarter to stretch a 14-9 lead to 29-9 with 10:30 remaining and cruised to the win.

R-MC senior forward Jared Mills (Reading, Pa./Reading Central Catholic) led the way with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 21 minutes of action. Junior forward Kurt Bergmann (Fallsington, Pa./Pennsbury) also tallied 16 points for the Yellow Jackets who shot 52.2 percent from the floor.

W&L (3-2, 0-1) was led by freshman guard Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont), who scored 13 points. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) added 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Virginia Wesleyan for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 69-58

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) tied a school record with seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points in leading the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to a 69-58 win over Southern Virginia on Monday evening at the Warner Center.

McClure hit his seven three-pointers in eight attempts lifting his season three-point percentage to 60.0 percent (15-25).

The Generals (3-1) trailed 31-28 at the half, but took the lead for good when sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) hit a layup with 7:29 remaining for a 50-49 lead. The game remained nip-and-tuck until W&L scored the final nine points of the contest.

Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) joined McClure in double figures with 11 points. He also tallied a career-high seven assists and four rebounds. Sophomore center Patrick Neuman (Great Falls, Va./Langley) added six points and a career-high nine rebounds.

Southern Virginia (4-6) was paced by senior guard Brian Beckstrand (St. George, Utah), who tallied 19 points. Sophomore center Ryan Farnworth (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted 13 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore forward Dave Tarwater (Chandler, Ariz.) added 12 points.

The Generals forced 20 SVU turnovers and held a 43-30 advantage in rebounds.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Wednesday as it hosts Guilford for an 8:45 pm contest.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL UPENDED, 105-48, BY DAVIDSON

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson College made a school-record 19 three-pointers (19-of-28) and defeated the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team, 105-48, on Saturday afternoon in Davidson, N.C.

Leading 29-17 with 9:28 to play in the first half, the Division I Wildcats (2-1) went on an 18-0 run to open up a 47-17 advantage with 2:30 remaining before halftime.

Davidson forced the Generals (2-1) into 20 turnovers and shot 61.1 percent from the field.

Peter Anderer led the Wildcats, scoring a game-high 22 points while shooting 6-of-8 from behind the arc. Ian Johnson and Matt McKillop contributed 17 and 16 points, respectively.

W&L, which outrebounded the Wildcats (32-30) and connected upon 15-of-16 free throws, was led by senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who tallied a team-high 12 points. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) and sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) each added eight points. Jones also collected five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

The Generals will be back on the court Monday evening when they host Southern Virginia for an 8:30 pm game.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS SOUTHERN TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team claimed the championship of the W&L Southern Tip-off Tournament with an 87-72 win over Washington College on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. With the win, the Generals improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

W&L jumped out to a 44-20 halftime advantage and led 60-31 with 14:08 remaining in the game. However, with the Generals leading 67-48 and 9:00 left, the Shoremen mounted a rally that would pull them to within four points (69-65) with 5:21 remaining in the game. Sophomore guard Andrew Gentile (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) hit three, three-pointers during the run for the Shoremen.

The Generals regrouped following the run and hit 12-of-14 free throws down the stretch to claim the 15-point win.
Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) earned tournament MVP honors after leading W&L with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) was also named to the all-tournament team after tallying 18 points and seven boards. Junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) recorded 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) notched 13 points.

Gentile and junior guard David Horvath (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd) earned all-tournament team honors for Washington College (1-1). Gentile registered 20 points and was 5-of-5 from three-point range, while Horvath scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the floor.

In the consolation game, Averett University (1-1) defeated Daniel Webster, 75-64. The Cougars were led by sophomore forward Jerrod Harris (Danville, Va./George Washington), who scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Senior guard Andre Gills (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) was named to the all-tournament team after tallying 17 points.

Daniel Webster (0-2) was paced by junior guard Mike Maggiacomo’s (Nashua, N.H./Nashua) 17 points. He was also named to the all-tournament team.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Division I Davidson for a 3:00 pm matchup with the Wildcats.

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W&L AND WASHINGTON COLLEGE TO MEET IN TIP-OFF CHAMPIONSHIP

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee and Washington College will meet in the finals of the W&L Southern Tip-off Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm after each team posted a win in the opening round.

In the first game of the tournament, Washington College (1-0) held off Averett University (0-1) for a 66-63 win. The Generals (1-0) then defeated Daniel Webster (0-1), 79-59, to claim the second spot in the finals.

In the nightcap, Washington and Lee surged out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back. Sophomore guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored 17 first half points as the Generals rolled out to a 50-29 halftime advantage. McClure finished the game with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range and was one of five W&L players who scored in double-figures. Sophomore guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) recorded 16 points, while junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) tallied 14 points and eight rebounds. Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) recorded 13 points and nine boards, while freshman center David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) added 11 points and six rebounds. Junior point guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) dished out a career-high 11 assists with just two turnovers.

In the opener, the Shoremen trailed 63-61 with 40 seconds remaining, but took the lead on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Andrew Gentile (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) with 11 seconds remaining. Freshman guard Travis Moore (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove) sealed the win with two free throws in the final seconds.

Sophomore guard Colin Comacho (Eddyville, Ky./Lyon County) led WC with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Sophomore guard John Alexander (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) tallied 16 points and eight rebounds, while junior guard David Horvath (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd) notched 10 points.

Senior guard Andre Gills (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) led Averett with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Averett and Daniel Webster will meet in the consolation game on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

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