FERRUM, Va. – Ferrum College jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the opening 3:52 of the game and never looked back in claiming a 65-50 win over Washington and Lee on Monday evening.
Washington and Lee (3-3) committed 10 turnovers and shot just 5-of-11 (.455) from the free throw line in the first half as the Panthers (4-2) carried a 30-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Senior forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) sliced it to a six-point game (30-24) with a jumper to start the second half, but the Generals would get no closer as the Panthers kept W&L at bay for the remainder of the game. As a team, the Generals hit just 9-of-22 (.409) free throws, while the Panthers drilled 11-of-13 (.846) charity tosses and shot 46.4 percent (26-56) from the floor.
Washington and Lee was led by sophomore guard Javon McDonald (Schaumburg, Ill. / Schaumburg), who scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-6 from distance. Ey finished with 11 points and six rebounds, while junior forward Jonathan Rice (Fayetteville, N.C. / Terry Sanford) totaled six points and seven boards.
Senior forward Lamont King led Ferrum with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. First-year guard Alek Ayer posted 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, and sophomore forward Jamal Pullen recorded 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Averett for a 7:00 pm contest.