LYNCHBURG, Va. – Randolph College drilled 17-of-33 (.515) three-point attempts in defeating the Washington and Lee men's basketball team by a score of 80-57 on Wednesday evening at the RAD Center.
The WildCats (14-10, 8-7) hit nine first-half triples, including three in succession that gave them a 14-11 lead at the 13:03 mark. The Generals (6-18, 3-12) held an 11-8 lead in the early going, but the consecutive triples were part of a 10-2 run that gave RC an 18-11 lead at the 11:19 mark.
W&L cut it to a five-point game (28-23) on a jumper by senior center Drew Kimberly (Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield Ludlowe) at the 6:13 mark, but the WildCats hit three more from distance in the final 5:07 in closing the opening half with a 13-5 run for a 41-28 lead at the break.
Kimberly scored the first four points of the second half, but three more triples and a layup by senior guard Mike Ehilegbu sandwiched around a single additional basket from Kimberly extended RC's lead to 52-34 at the 16:55 mark and the Generals never seriously challenged from that point forward.
The Generals shot 42.9 percent (21-49) from the floor and 12-of-13 (.923) from the free throw line, but hit just 3-of-15 (.200) three-point attempts. Kimberly led the way for W&L by tying his career-high with 22 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Darren Douglas (Elmsford, N.Y. / Rye Country Day) added 11 points, while first-year guard Andy Kleinlein (Chesterfield, Mo. / Chaminade College Prep) totaled eight points.
Randolph finished 25-of-51 (.490) overall from the field, making just eight shots from inside the arc. Sophomore guard Evan Horn notched 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting from distance, while sophomore guard Seth Wimbish provided 16 points off the bench, hitting 4-of-5 from deep. Sophomore guard Corey Brown and sophomore forward Jason Eddie added 11 points each.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.