January 30, 2010

W&L Men's Basketball Downs Randolph, 64-46

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee shot 20-for-26 from the foul line and committed just nine turnovers in defeating Randolph College, 64-46, in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon Lynchburg, Va.

The win was the 100th in the career of Head Coach Adam Hutchinson, who is now 100-170 (.370) over 11 years as a head coach at Stevens, Case Western and W&L.  He is 67-104 (.392) in his seven seasons with the Generals.

The Generals (12-6, 4-5) trailed 11-9 with 8:37 left in the first half, but used a 13-2 run over the next 6:02 to assume a 22-13 lead with 2:35 remaining en route to a 24-20 lead at halftime.

The WildCats (9-11, 3-8) closed to within two points on several occasions over the opening seven minutes and change of the second stanza, but a 13-3 run over the next 5:30 gave W&L a 12-point lead (49-37) with 6:44 to play. Sophomore guard Kyle Bond (Boxborough, Mass./Brimmer and May) scored six points and first-year guard Jeremy Adkins (Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley) added five markers during the Generals’ decisive run.

Randolph closed to within eight points (51-43) with 3:50 left, but the Generals ended the game with another 13-3 run for the 18-point win.

Senior forwards Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) and Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School), and junior guard Jason Cimino (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) all scored 11 points to lead W&L. Goetsch had eight rebounds and White notched seven boards, while Cimino also registered seven assists and five rebounds. First-year guard Hans Harris (Lansing, Mich./Waverly) chipped in a career-high nine points.

Randolph shot just 32.7 percent (17-52) from the floor and committed 17 turnovers. The WildCats were paced by first-year guard Colton Hunt, who recorded 15 points and five rebounds.

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

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