February 9, 2011

Pittman Shoots Down W&L Men's Hoops, 68-57

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore guard Josh Pittman scored a game-high 27 points to lead Guilford to a 68-57 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening at Ragan-Brown Field House.

The Generals (13-9, 5-8) shot 66.7 percent (14-21) from the floor in the first half and took a 31-30 lead at the break following a three-point play by first-year forward Drew Kimberly (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) with 27 seconds left.

Guilford (15-7, 9-4) wrestled the lead away (36-35) when senior guard T.C. Anderson split a pair of free throws with 15:47 remaining in the game and the Generals went cold from the floor, hitting just three of their next 10 shots as the Quakers used a 12-4 run to produce a 56-44 lead with 4:21 to play.

W&L used a jumper by Kimberly and a three-pointer by sophomore guard Jeremy Adkins (Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley) to cut it to a seven-point game (56-49) with 3:44 remaining, but the Generals could get no closer as they dropped their sixth-straight game against Guilford in Greensboro.

The Generals shot just 33.3 percent (9-27) in the second stanza and were out-rebounded 33-25, surrendering 11 offensive rebounds to the Quakers.

Junior guard Jon Guest (West Hartford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) led W&L with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor.  Adkins totaled 10 points and five rebounds, while sophomore forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) and Kimberly notched nine points each.  For Kimberly, the point total was a career high.

Pittman recorded his point total on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line.  Junior center Justin Stafford registered 12 points and six rebounds, while junior guard Gabriel Lowder chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Bridgewater for a 2:00 pm contest.

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