W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 72-61

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater College used a 13-0 run late in the first half to defeat Washington and Lee, 72-61 in ODAC men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Eagles (13-12, 7-11) trailed 20-19 with 8:09 remaining in the first stanza, but used three triples and a pair of layups to assume a 33-19 edge with 4:45 remaining. The Generals chipped away and cut the Bridgewater lead to nine points at 66-57 with 3:34 remaining, but could get no closer.

W&L was led by senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), who scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman forward Alex White (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) tallied 11 points, while sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) added nine points and five boards.

Bridgewater was paced by junior guard Ricky Easterling’s (Baltimore, Md./Dundalk) 15 points. He scored his 1,000th career point during the game and now claims 1,004 points. Senior forward Ryan Lambert (Petersburg, W.Va./Petersburg) contributed 14 points and five boards in the winning effort.

The Eagles hit 22-of-26 free throws in the game, compared to the Generals’ 5-of-7 performance at the stripe.

Washington and Lee now ends its season at 7-18 overall, 5-13 in the ODAC. The Generals fell short of the eighth and final seed for the ODAC Tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker with Lynchburg College.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS EASTERN MENNONITE, 76-69

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee used a 10-2 run in the second half to recover from a 34-29 halftime deficit and defeat Eastern Mennonite, 76-69, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening.

Trailing 39-34 with 16:48 remaining, W&L (7-17, 5-12) used its 10-2 run over the next 2:27 to take a 44-41 lead with 14:21 left in the game.

The Royals (5-19, 3-14) were not easily shaken by the visitors’ run, and after some of back and forth scoring, locked the game at 57-57 with 6:00 minutes remaining.

The Generals managed another short run, outscoring EMU 6-0 to take a 63-57 lead with 3:15 showing on the game clock.

In the final 1:21 of the game W&L used an 11-for-14 showing from the foul line to outpace the Royals and secure the 76-69 decision.

Washington and Lee connected on 25-of-50 (50.0%) from the field for the game, including 15-of-27 (55.6%) in the second half. Eastern Mennonite made 23-of-60 (38.3%) from the field on the night, while managing just 10-of-33 (33.3%) in the second half.

Junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) led the Generals with 15 points, while freshman guard Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy) added 11 points. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) rounded out the W&L leaders with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Eastern Mennonite freshman guard Jason Sager led all scorers with 27 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Junior forward E.J. Arrington contributed 17 points in the losing effort.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it wraps up its regular season with a home contest against Bridgewater. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO GUILFORD, 79-44

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Guilford College won for the ninth time in its last 10 games with a 79-44 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Quakers (15-8, 10-5) led by just seven points (30-23) with 2:05 remaining in the first half, but closed the stanza with an 8-0 run to assume a 38-23 halftime advantage. Guilford then began the second half with a 26-9 run to hand the Generals their worst home loss since the 1993-94 season.

W&L (6-17, 4-12), which shot just 28.6 percent for the game, including 20.7 percent in the second half, was led by freshman guard Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy), who scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) added 10 points and six rebounds.

Guilford was led by senior forward Jevon Clarke (Apex, N.C./Southeast Raleigh), who totaled 15 points and five boards. Clarke eclipsed the 1,000 career-point mark in the first half, becoming the 20th Quaker to do so. He now has 1,004 points. Sophomore forward Jamel Taylor (Palm Bay, Fla./Brevard Christian) notched 12 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore forward Genaro Lawhorn (Greensboro, N.C./Oak Ridge Military) registered 10 points and eight boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS LYNCHBURG, 49-44

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Washington and Lee to a 49-44 win over Lynchburg in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (6-16, 4-11) built a 27-20 halftime advantage and extended their lead to as many as 11 points on three occasions during the second stanza. W&L led 43-32 with 5:38 remaining in the game, but went cold and didn’t score again until Haliktis hit 1-of-2 free throws with 1:24 remaining to give the Generals a 44-40 advantage.

Lynchburg (8-14, 5-10), which forced 28 W&L turnovers, continued to chip away at the lead and cut it to one-point at 45-44 with 54 seconds remaining on a pair of foul shots by freshman guard Pete Manos (Davie, Fla./Avon Old Farms (Conn.)). However, senior guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) and Halkitis combined to hit four foul shots in the final 18 seconds to ice the win.

Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) supplimented Halkitis’ effort with eight points. Senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) snared a game-high nine rebounds.

The Hornets were led by Manos and sophomore guard Matthew Sweeney (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), who each scored 11 points. LC shot just 31.4 percent for the game, including 29.6 percent in the second half.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 76-45

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Eighth-ranked Hampden-Sydney held Washington and Lee to just four baskets in the first half on its way to a 32-11 halftime lead, then cruised to the 76-45 win over the Generals in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

In a game that started slowly, Hampden-Sydney (18-3, 11-3) held a 9-6 lead with 11:49 left to play in the first half, but closed out the first stanza on a 23-5 run to take control of the game.

Washington and Lee (5-16, 3-11) managed just 4-of-22 (18.2%) shooting in the first half on its way to a 15-for-44 (34.1%) performance on the afternoon. In addition, the Generals gave up 24 turnovers, 15 of them in the first half.
Freshman guard Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy) led W&L with 14 points while senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) and sophomore forward Matt Lawless (Williamsburg, Va./Bishop O’Connell) contributed eight points apiece.

Kevin Forrester led four Tigers in double-figures with 12 points, while David Willson and Jason Holman scored 11 points each. Brandon Randall added 10 points in the victory.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Lynchburg. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO EMORY & HENRY, 49-48

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman guard Lance Reasbeck (Satellite Beach, Fla./Satellite Beach) hit a three-pointer with 4.8 seconds remaining to lift Emory & Henry to a 49-48 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Just 13 seconds earlier, the Generals held the ball with a 48-46 lead, but freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) could not convert a one-and-one at the foul line setting up Reasbeck’s heroics.

W&L (5-15, 3-10) shot 52.0 percent (13-25) in the first half en route to a 31-24 halftime lead. However, the Generals went cold in the second half, shooting just 29.6 percent (8-27) in the second stanza and scoring just six points in the final 12 minutes of the contest.

W&L was led by Halkitis, who tallied 16 points. Sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) added 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor.

Emory & Henry (11-9, 6-7) was paced by senior guard Justin Call’s (Ronda, N.C./East Wilkes) 16 points. Junior guard Ben Fisher (Radford, Va./Radford) contributed 10 points. Reasbeck’s game-winning three-pointer came on his only shot of the game. He finished with four assists.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Hampden-Sydney for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL ENDS STREAK, BEATS ROANOKE, 52-43

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee ended a string of 19 consecutive losses to Roanoke with a 52-43 win over the Maroons on Sunday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (5-14, 3-9) ended the streak with defense, allowing the Maroons their lowest offensive output since W&L defeated Roanoke, 44-42, on Jan. 16, 1986. Roanoke shot just 28.3 percent (15-53) for the game.

The first half featured five ties and six lead changes as the teams went to the half tied at 22-22. Roanoke began the second stanza with a quick 7-0 run to assume a 29-22 lead with 18:06 remaining. However, after that point, the Generals went on a 23-8 run to build an eight-point lead (45-37) with 3:47 left.

The Maroons closed to within two points (45-43) on a three-pointer by senior forward Jason Graffam (Vienna, Va./Marshall) with 1:04 remaining, but a three-pointer by W&L junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) with 33 seconds remaining sealed the win. W&L hit all four of its free throws in the final 20 seconds and walked away with its first victory over the Maroons since 1995.

Sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) and freshman forward Alex White (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) led the Generals with 10 points each.

Roanoke (10-9, 4-8) was paced by senior center Kevinn Hunter (Dale City, Va./Gar-Field), who tallied 15 points. Graffam added 14 points and seven rebounds.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS AVERETT, 82-67

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) scored a career-high 20 points and tied a career-high with seven rebounds in leading Washington and Lee to an 82-67 win over Averett in men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-14) used a 16-2 run late in the first half to push a 23-16 lead with 6:33 remaining to a 39-19 advantage with 2:04 to play in leading 41-25 at the break.

The Cougars (0-15) started the second half with a 9-2 run to cut the W&L lead to seven points (43-36) with 15:31 remaining, but could get no closer despite the Generals hitting just 18-of-34 (.529) foul shots for the game.

Freshman guard Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy) and senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) supplimented Landes’ night with 14 points each. Freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) added a career-high 10 rebounds.

Averett was paced by freshman forward Andrew Boor (Lovingston, Va./Nelson), who totaled 18 points. Junior guard Jerrod Harris (Danville, Va./George Washington) added 17 points and eight rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Roanoke for a 5:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 66-61 DECISION TO RANDOLPH-MACON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fourth-ranked Randolph-Macon broke a 48-48 tie on a pair of free throws by senior forward Kurt Bergmann (Fallsington, Pa./Pennsbury) with 8:29 remaining and held the lead the rest of the way in defeating Washington and Lee, 66-61, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Washington and Lee hung close with the Yellow Jackets, never trailing by more than four points in the first half. Macon extended to a six-point advantage (32-26) in the opening minutes of the second stanza, but the Generals climbed back to take a one-point lead (40-39) on a four-point play by freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) with 13:11 remaining. The game would be tied four times in the next five minutes before the Yellow Jackets assumed a seven-point lead (60-53) with 42 seconds remaining. The Generals would crawl back to 62-59 with 17 seconds remaining, but R-MC junior guard Justin Moyer (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) nailed four free throws in the final 15 seconds to ice the game.

The Generals (3-14, 2-9) were led by Halkitis, who scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Bergmann paced the Yellow Jackets (16-1, 10-1) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Moyer scored 15 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the foul line, while sophomore forward Justin Wansley (Richmond, Va./Henrico) contributed 14 points and eight boards.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL IS DEFEATED BY VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 59-54

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan took a 40-38 lead with 13:54 remaining in the game and never trailed again in defeating Washington and Lee, 59-54, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

W&L (3-13, 2-8) led 31-28 at the break, but the Marlins’ 9-0 run gave them an eight-point lead (46-38) with 10:55 remaining in the game. VWC extended its advantage to 55-44 with 5:34 remaining before the Generals mounted a charge late. A three-pointer by freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) cut the Marlins’ lead to 57-54 with 1:52 left. However, W&L would miss two layups in the final minute and a pair of free throws by freshman forward Brandon Adair (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) iced the game for Virginia Wesleyan.

W&L was led by Halkitis, who tallied a game-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) notched 14 points and nine rebounds, while junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 10 points.

The Marlins (13-3, 7-3) were led by Adair, who scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Junior forward Peter Warren (Winchester, Va./Handley) and sophomore guard Marques Fitch (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) added 12 points each.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts fourth-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS GAME TO EMORY & HENRY, 76-66

EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry used a 17-0 second-half run to defeat Washington and Lee, 76-66, on Wednesday evening in ODAC men’s basketball action.

A 12-0 run by the Generals (3-12, 2-7) midway through the first half gave W&L a 21-12 lead with 9:49 remaining in the opening stanza. Sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) accounted for all 12 points on four straight three-pointers. W&L maintained the lead and entered the break with a 36-26 advantage after hitting 10-of-14 three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes.

However, with the Generals leading 49-38 at the 11:40 mark of the second half, the Wasps (8-7, 4-5) went on their 17-point run over the next 5:25 to assume a 55-49 lead which they would not relinquish.

Landes led W&L with a career-high 19 points on 5-of-5 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) tallied 18 points, while junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 12 points. The Generals shot just 35.7 percent (10-28) in the second half and committed 23 turnovers for the game.

Senior guard Justin Call led Emory & Henry with 19 points. The Wasps shot 56.0 percent (14-25) in the second half and committed just 13 turnovers in the contest.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 69-56

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Top-ranked Hampden-Sydney built a 21-point (31-10) advantage in the first half and held on for a 69-56 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-11, 2-6) managed just two field goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game, but recovered to cut their deficit to 12 points (36-24) at the half.

W&L opened the second half on a 16-6 run to cut the lead to two points (42-40) with 13:31 to play, but the Tigers methodically built the lead back to as many as 18 points in the final two minutes of the game.

The Generals were paced by junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), who totaled 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) added nine points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Hampden-Sydney (13-1, 6-1) was led by senior guard Jeff Monroe (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton), who scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior guard Brian Gunn (Danville, Va./George Washington) notched 13 points, while senior center Mike Thompson (New Market, Md./Linganore) contributed 12 points.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 68-65 DECISION AT LYNCHBURG

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) scored a game-high 25 points and tied a program-record with seven three pointers, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Generals fell to Lynchburg, 68-65, on Saturday evening.

Stuart notched 23 of his points in the first stanza after connecting on 8-for-8 from the field and 7-for-7 from beyond the three-point arc. As a team, the Generals (3-10, 2-5) mirrored Stuart’s first-half success, scoring 16-of-23 (64.0%) from the field and 9-of-12 from three-point range to give themselves a 41-30 lead at the break.

In the second half the Hornets began their comeback, chipping away at the W&L lead until a layup by Steve Manos at 3:21 locked the score (61-61) for the first time since 12:05 in the first half. The teams traded foul shots to increase the score to 63-63 with 1:38 remaining and the ball in the Hornets’ possession, but a steal by freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) with 58 seconds gave the ball back to the Generals.

W&L was unable to capitalize, however, as a missed three-pointer simultaneously gave Lynchburg the ball and put Manos on the foul line. Manos drilled both his looks from the stripe to give the Hornets the lead (65-63) with 31 seconds left on the scoreboard.

On their next trip down the court the Generals again looked for the three-pointer, but the shot again missed the mark. This time, however, sophomore guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) grabbed the rebound and earned a trip to the foul line. With 17 second left in the game, Flynn tied the game at 65-65.

Manos responded for the Hornets, running the court and driving the lane for what would prove to be the game-winning roll-in with five seconds remaining. A turnover by Halkitis gave the ball back to Lynchburg with three-seconds to go, and a trip to the charity stripe by Ryan Pehanick ended the evenings scoring.

Halkitis also reached double-figures for the Generals with 15 points, while Flynn and sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) each grabbed a co-team-high six rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Hampden-Sydney. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EASTERN MENNONITE, 93-84

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) tallied a career-high 26 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to lead the Generals past Eastern Mennonite, 93-84, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

W&L (3-9, 2-4) built a 41-27 halftime lead and extended the lead to 18 points (77-59) with 5:26 remaining in the game. However, the Royals (3-9, 1-5) began to foul, sending the Generals to the line 24 times in the final 5:05 in an attempt to make a comeback. The strategy worked as EMU cut the W&L lead to five points (87-82) with 28 seconds remaining, but the Generals hit six straight charity tosses in the last 26 seconds for the nine-point win.

In all, there were 58 fouls called in the contest, 29 on each team. W&L hit 24-of-38 charity tosses, including each of its final 10. The Royals hit 22-of-35 foul shots in the game.

Halkitis recorded his career-high total by hitting 5-of-7 three-point attempts and 9-of-14 free throws. Junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) notched a season-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) added 16 points and six rebounds.

W&L shot a season-best 51.7 percent (30-58) from the field, including 9-of-17 (.529) from beyond the arc.

Freshman guard Jason Sager (Edinburg, Va./Central) paced five Royals in double-figures with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Junior forward E.J. Arrington (Staunton, Va./Stuarts Draft) totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman center Jason Lentz (Diana, W.Va./Webster County) notched 13 points and seven boards. Senior guard Mike Culen (Winchester, Va./James Wood) and freshman guard JoMorrae Gordon (Sugar Grove, W.Va./Pendleton County) added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Lynchburg for a 5:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 86-63

SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke connected on 30-of-58 from the field, including 11-of-24 from three-point range, as the Maroons downed Washington and Lee, 86-63, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening.

The Generals (2-9, 1-4) raced out to a 14-5 lead in the first 3:45 of the contest, but Roanoke answered the visitors with a 20-4 run that gave the Maroons (8-3, 2-2) a 25-18 lead with 8:20 remaining in the first half.

Freshman forward Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy [Mass.]) pulled W&L back to within four points when he capitalized on a three-point play at 7:44 before halftime, but the Generals would get no closer as Roanoke extended its lead through the remainder of the evening.

Freshman Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) led W&L with a career-high 16 points off 5-for-12 shooting from the field, including a 4-for-8 performance from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) notched a double-double on the evening with 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, while Lyons contributed 12 points. Sophomore guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 11 points
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Roanoke’s Jared Butler connected on 6-for-7 from beyond the three-point arc as he notched a game-high 25 points and dished out a game-high seven assists. Kevinn Hunter and Drew Crowder both reached double-figures for the Maroons with 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 58-45 DECISION AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan raced out to a 32-22 halftime advantage and extended its lead in the second half as the Marlins defeated Washington and Lee, 58-45, in ODAC men’s basketball action in Sunday afternoon.

The Generals (2-8, 1-3) cut the Virginia Wesleyan (9-0, 3-0) lead to five points midway through the second half, but the Marlins outpaced W&L in the final minutes to stay undefeated on the season.

Freshman forward Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy) led the Generals with his second-straight 12-point performance, while sophomore guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) and sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) each contributed nine points.

Washington and Lee shot 17-for-47 (36.2%) from the field and sank 6-for-10 (60.0%) from the foul line. The Generals grabbed 30 rebounds on the afternoon and turned the ball over 15 times.

David Doino led Virginia Wesleyan with a game-high 16 points while Peter Warren and Marques Fitch each reached double digits with 14 and 10 points respectively. The Marlins shot 20-for-46 (43.5%) from the field, 12-for-20 (60.0%) from the charity stripe, grabbed 33 boards and turned the ball over eight times.

Washington and Lee returns to action in Saturday, January 10, when the Generals travel to Roanoke. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 75-56

ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph-Macon took a nine-point advantage into halftime and extended its lead in the second half as the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets downed Washington and Lee, 75-56, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (2-7, 1-2) managed to stay within striking distance of Randolph-Macon (9-0, 3-0) midway through the second half, climbing to within six points and notching the scoreboard at 45-39 with 10:26 left in the contest. The Yellow Jackets, however, used a 17-for-32 shooting performance that included five three-pointers in the final stanza to take the victory.

Freshman forward Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy) led W&L’s offensive efforts with 12 points, while sophomore guard Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore forward Matt Lawless (Williamsburg, Va./Bishop O’Connell) grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

Justin Wansley led Randolph-Macon with a game-high 22 points while snagging a co-game-high nine rebounds. Ryan Stein scored 13 points for the Yellowjackets, while Kurt Bergmann rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points while co-leading the game with nine rebounds.

The Generals went 24-for-60 (40.0%) from the field and 4-for-10 (40.0%) from the charity stripe. Randolph-Macon shot 55.1 percent from the floor (27-for-49) including 8-for-18 (44.4%) from beyond the three-point line. The Yellow Jackets also managed a 13-for-24 (54.2%) performance from the foul line.

Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow when the Generals travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 17 TRINITY COLLEGE, 49-48

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team recovered from a 30-19 halftime deficit to put a scare into 17th-ranked Trinity (Conn.) College, falling 49-48 to the Bantams on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (2-6) shot just 24.1 percent (7-29) in the first stanza, but recovered to shoot 43.5 percent (10-23) in the second half.

Down 37-24 with 14:04 remaining in the game, W&L went on a 12-1 run over the next 4:37 to pull within one point (39-38) with 9:27 to play. Trinity (8-0) would push back to a five-point advantage at 47-42 with 3:45 remaining, but the Generals would again cut to a one-point contest on a layup by sophomore forward Ryan Flynn (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) with 49 seconds remaining.

Following a missed three-pointer by Trinity senior guard Shaun Smyth (Manchester, Conn./Bolton) with 13 seconds left, W&L freshman point guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) got an open look from behind the arc but could not hit. Flynn grabbed the rebound, but his five-footer at the buzzer fell short and Trinity walked away with the win.

Halkitis led the Generals with 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range. His only miss of the second half occurred on the final possession. Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) and junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) both added six points.

Trinity was paced by sophomore forward Tyler Rhoten (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), who tallied a game-high 21 points and six rebounds. Freshman forward Robert Taylor (Dorchester Center, Mass./Newton North) posted eight points and nine rebounds, while junior guard John Halas (White Plains, N.Y./Hackley) added eight points and seven boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to eighth-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BRIDGEWATER, 66-51

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater used a 12-3 run in the first half and a 22-6 run in the second half as the Eagles subdued Washington and Lee, 66-51, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Bridgewater, Va.

With the scoreboard notched 19-17 in Bridgewater’s (4-2, 2-1) favor at 7:16 in the first half, the Eagles exploded to outscore the Generals (2-5, 1-1) across the next 4:37 to give themselves a 31-20 lead with 2:39 remaining before the break.

Washington and Lee managed two more points before halftime and started the second stanza down, 31-22. The game remained close until Bridgewater managed a 22-6, game-deciding run from 14:07 to 5:57 left in the game.

The Generals were led by junior guard Mike Stuart’s (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) team-high 13 points, while sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) rounded out W&L’s double-digit scorers with 10 points. Sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) led the Generals with six rebounds.

Ricky Easterling connected on 7-for-13 from the field to lead Bridgewater with a game-high 19 points, while Ryan Lambert rounded out the Eagles’ double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Washington and Lee shot 20-for-51 (39.2%) from the field and connected on 7-for-11 (63.6%) from the charity stripe.

Bridgewater shot 25-for-47 (53.2%) from the field, 10-for-15 (66.7%) from the foul line and made 6-for-13 (46.2%) from beyond the three-point arc.

The Generals will break for finals and the Christmas holiday before returning to the Warner Center court on Dec. 30 for a 7:00 p.m. game with Trinity (Conn.).

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS 72-66 DECISION TO CHOWAN

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Chowan closed the game on an 8-0 run to post a 72-66 win over Washington and Lee in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (2-4) took a 66-64 lead with 2:46 remaining in the game as sophomore forward Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) closed a 15-5 W&L run with a pair of free throws. After the Landes charity tosses, Chowan junior guard Roland Brown (Norfolk, Va./Ryan Academy) nailed a three-pointer with 2:03 remaining in the game to give the Braves the lead for good.

Washington and Lee was led by freshman guard Coleman Lyons (Atlanta, Ga./Phillips Academy), who tallied a career-high 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. He was joined in double-figures by freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) with 11 points and sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) with 10 points. Freshman forward Alex White (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) added a career-high eight points and a career-high eight rebounds.

Chowan (3-2) was paced by freshman forward Trayvon Lathan (Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek), who tallied a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. For the game, the Braves shot 51.9 percent (27-52) from the floor.

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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS SECOND STRAIGHT; DOWNS GUILFORD 59-50

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee allowed Guilford just six made field goals in the second half as the Generals defeated the Quakers, 59-50, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening.

Sophomore guard Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) led W&L (2-3, 1-0) with a career-high 15 points while freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) added a career-high 14 points in the victory.

Guilford (2-4, 0-1) took a 33-25 lead into the half-time break, but saw its control of the game slip away in the second half. The Quakers held a 37-27 lead with 18:10 remaining, but a 16-3 run by the Generals gave W&L a 43-40 lead with 9:26 left to play.

For the game, W&L shot 41.7 percent (20-for-48) while Guilford managed to contect on just 16-of-55 from the field (29.1%).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday, when the Generals host Chowan for a 3:00 p.m. contest.

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W&L BASKETBALL DEFEATS DREW UNIVERSITY, 63-51

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee recorded a 42-19 rebounding advantage and shot 60.9 percent (14-23) in the second half for a 63-51 win over Drew University in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (1-3) trailed 28-27 at the break and did not lead until a hoop by senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) gave W&L a 33-32 lead with 16:12 remaining in the game. Jones’ basket came in the midst of a 10-0 run which gave the Generals a 39-32 lead midway through the second half which they would not relinquish.

W&L was paced offensively by sophomore forward David Will’s (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) 14-point, five-rebound, four-assist performance. Freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) tallied 13 points, 12 in the second half, a game-high nine rebounds and three steals. Jones added 11 points and six boards.

Drew (1-3) was led by junior guard Brad Greenman’s (South Orange, N.J./Newark Academy) 12 points.

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 FALLS TO THE CITADEL, 62-44

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel used a 10-0 run to start the game and held Washington and Lee to just 13 points in the second half as the Bulldogs defeated the Generals, 62-44, in men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

Washington and Lee (0-3) fought back from their 10-point game opening deficit to within 36-31 at the half, but the Generals would get no closer.

Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) led W&L with 12 points while freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood) added 10 points, a co-game-high four assists and three steals.

The Citadel (2-0) was led by J’mel Everhart’s game-high 16 points and double-double by Max Mombollet, coming on 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when the Generals host Drew. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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W&L DROPS TWO CONTESTS IN FRANKLIN & MARSHALL TOURNAMENT

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee basketball team dropped both of its games in the season-opening Sponaugle Tournament at Franklin & Marshall College on Friday and Saturday.

The Generals (0-2) opened the tournament against 19th-ranked F&M, falling to the Diplomats by a score of 63-43. Franklin & Marshall began the game on a 16-5 run over the opening six minutes and cruised to a 34-21 halftime advantage in taking the 20-point victory.

W&L was paced by freshman guard Chris Halkitis (New Port Richey, Fla./Ridgewood), who tallied 12 points and four rebounds. Junior guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 10 points.

F&M was led by guard Duran Searles, who notched 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor. Forward Bobby Lynch scored 12 points, while guard Jackiem Wright totaled 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.

W&L then faced 14th-ranked Catholic in the consolation round, bowing to the Cardinals, 72-61. The Generals trailed by just four points at halftime and climbed to within three points (56-53) with 3:10 remaining. However, a three-pointer by CUA forward William Morley and solid free throw shooting down the stretch iced the game for the Cardinals.

Sophomore forward David Will (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) led four Generals in double-figures with 13 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Matt Lawless (Williamsburg, Va./Bishop O’Connell) and sophomore guard Phil Landes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) registered 12 points each, while senior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) added 10 points.

Morley led Catholic (1-1) with 18 points and six rebounds.

Franklin & Marshall (2-0) won the tournament with a 90-54 win over Guilford in the championship game. Will was named to the all-tournament team.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Division I Citadel for a 7:00 pm contest.

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