W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS

SALEM, Va. – The eighth-seeded Washington and Lee men’s basketball team had its season ended with a 69-36 loss to top-seeded Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

The Yellow Jackets assumed a 10 point lead eight minutes into the contest. Randolph Macon extended its lead to 12 points with three minutes left in the first stanza, however, the Generals managed to cut their deficit to eight points at halftime.

Randolph Macon began the second half by scoring the first six points to claim a 16 point lead. From that point, W&L never cut the Yellow Jacket lead under 13 points the remainder of the game.

W&L was led by freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Faquier) who totaled 13 points, two rebounds and two steals. Freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) and junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) added seven points each.

The Yellow Jackets were paced by First Team All-ODAC selections Kurt Bergmann and Jared Mills. Bergmann totaled 15 points and five boards, while Mills added 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Generals conclude their season with an overall record of 7-18. Randolph-Macon, which will face fourth-seeded Roanoke in the semifinals on Sunday, improved to 22-4.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 73-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater ended the first half on a 16-4 run and never looked back in defeating Washington and Lee, 73-53, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (7-17, 4-14) led by seven points (18-11) with 7:30 remaining in the opening stanza before the Eagles used their run to take a 27-22 halftime lead.

W&L fought back to knot the game at 33-33 with 14:56 remaining, but Bridgewater (17-8, 11-7) surged on a 14-2 run over the next 7:45 to take a 12-point lead (47-35) and never trailed by more than 10 points the rest of the way.

The Generals were led by freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), who tallied 12 points. Sophomore guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) registered a career-high 11 points and six assists, while junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) added 10 points.

Bridgewater was paced by senior forward Kyle Williford (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road), who notched 19 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Matt Stevens (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and freshman guard Ricky Easterling (Baltimore, Md./Dundalk) added 11 points each.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it takes on top-seeded Randolph-Macon in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament. The eighth-seeded Generals will play the Yellow Jackets at 1:00 pm.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT EASTERN MENNONITE, 86-68

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Eastern Mennonite’s David Bell connected on 7-of-15 shots for 22 points to help lead the Royals to an 86-68 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening at the University Commons.

The Royals (5-19, 3-14) raced to a 17-4 lead in the game’s first eight minutes en route to taking a 34-21 lead at halftime.

The EMU lead grew to as many as 20 points in the first three minutes of the second half. However, the Generals went on a 13-4 run midway through the second half to cut the lead to 11 points. But that was as close as W&L would get the remainder of the evening.

W&L (7-16, 4-13) was led by junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) who tallied 14 points. Freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Faquier) also reached double figures with 13 points.

Besides Bell, four other Royals scored in double figures. E.J. Arrington and Michael Swartley each notched 15 points. Arrington grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, while Swartley added 10. Ben Bowman and Marcus Harris each tallied 10 points for the victors.

W&L returns to action when it concludes the regular season by hosting Bridgewater for an 8:00 pm game on Tuesday evening.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS MARY WASHINGTON, 61-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) recorded 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to help lead Washington and Lee past Mary Washington, 61-53, in men’s basketball action on Thursday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals (7-15), who had a season-low eight turnovers, began the game on a 14-2 run and led by five points (28-23) at the break. However, the Eagles used a 16-2 run midway through the second half to assume a 46-39 advantage with 10:13 remaining in the game. At that point, W&L surged on a 17-3 run over the next eight minutes to assume a 56-49 lead with 2:04 remaining and held on for the eight-point win.

Freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) was the only other W&L player in double figures with 17 points. Sophomore guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) recorded a career-high nine assists and just one turnover.

Mary Washington (7-14) was paced by junior guard Cris Hairston (Bassett, Va./Bassett) and junior forward Dan Dupras (Vienna, Va./Marshall), who each tallied 13 points.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday evening as it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS LYNCHBURG, 66-59

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee freshman guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored a career-high 24 points to help lead the Generals to a 66-59 victory over Lynchburg in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon.

McClure, who hit the game-winning shot against Emory & Henry on Wednesday evening, tallied his points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and 12-of-13 shooting from the free throw line.

The Generals, who never trailed in the first half, grabbed a seven point lead (18-11) with 6:49 to go in the first stanza on a layup from sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s). W&L extended its lead to nine points (31-22) at the half.

Lynchburg (2-20, 1-14 ODAC) began the second half on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 33-33. The Hornets grabbed their biggest lead of the afternoon at 44-40 on a three-pointer from Ashby Tarkington with 8:59 to play.

However, the Generals outscored Lynchburg 12-3 over the next four minutes to claim a 52-47 lead with 4:40 to play. W&L connected on 10-of-12 free throws in the final minute to seal the victory. McClure was a perfect 8-of-8 down the stretch.

W&L (6-15, 4-12 ODAC) junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) scored 14 points and handed out five assists. Freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) tallied four points, a career-high nine boards and two blocked shots.

Lynchburg was led by Tarkington who scored 15 points. Philip Saunders added 14 points and six rebounds in the losing effort.

For the game, W&L shot 22-of-41 (.537) from the floor. The Generals, who entered the game shooting just 57.2 percent from the charity stripe, nailed 18-of-26 (.692) attempts on the afternoon.

The Generals will return to action on Thursday evening when they host non-conference foe Mary Washington for a 7:00 pm game.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 80-63

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The 12th-ranked Hampden-Sydney Tigers outscored Washington and Lee 54-31 in the second half to erase a six-point halftime deficit and defeat the Generals, 80-63, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Fleet Gymnasium.

The Generals grabbed the lead at the half by shooting 55 percent (12-of-22) from the floor, including 57 percent (4-of-7) from beyond the arc. However, the Tigers erupted for their 54 second half points by shooting 70 percent (19-of-27) from the floor and 80 percent (7-of-8) from three point range.

The Tigers used a 15-2 run over the first four minutes of the second half to claim a 41-34 lead with 15:52 to play. The Generals managed to cut the Hampden-Sydney lead to five points (43-38) with 13:27 to play on a layup from sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s). However, W&L would get no closer the rest of the game as the Tigers led by as many as 22 points in the second half.

W&L (5-15, 3-12 ODAC) was led by junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and freshman guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) who each tallied 13 points. Freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) and junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) each recorded 10 points.

Hampden-Sydney (17-3, 11-3 ODAC) was paced by sophomore David Willson who scored 16 points, while Jason Holman chipped in with 15 points and six boards.

The Generals will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Lynchburg for a game at 3:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY, 62-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) hit a layup with :00.5 seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee to a 62-60 win over Emory & Henry in ODAC men’s basketball action at the Warner Center on Wednesday evening.

The Generals (5-14, 3-11) led by 10 points (36-26) at the break and did not trail until 2:24 remained in the ball game when E&H freshman forward Brandon Stanley (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) sunk a layup. The game would feature five ties from that point on until McClure’s layup fell.

Junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) led W&L with 13 points, all in the first half. McClure totaled 11 points, a career-high five rebounds, and three assists.

The Wasps (11-9, 5-8) were paced by Stanley, who tallied 16 points, 13 of which came in the second half of play. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Israel Long (Pulaski, Va./Pulaski County) notched 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor.

The Generals outrebounded E&H, 43-31, but hit just 14-of-29 free throws, including only 8-of-17 in the second half. The Wasps went scoreless from the three-point line, missing each of its 16 attempts from beyond the arc.


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

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE IN OVERTIME, 76-69

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team fell to 4-14 overall, 2-11 in the ODAC after a 76-69 overtime loss to Roanoke on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals led by as many as 11 points (17-6) in the first half and never trailed until the 13:19 mark of the second half (38-37). W&L again pulled away and surged to a six-point lead (48-42) with 6:43 remaining in the regulation before the Maroons would again take the lead at 50-49 with 3:57 left in the second period.

Two two teams would exchange the lead several times before Roanoke assumed a three-point lead (58-55) with 25 seconds remaining. W&L forced the overtime period as junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who returned after missing two games with an ankle injury, hit and layup and was fouled with 17 seconds remaining. The Maroons could not manage a shot and the two teams headed to overtime.

The two teams exchanged the lead three times in the first 2:09 of the overtime before the Maroons went on a 6-0 run to assume a 70-63 lead that they would not relinquish.

Hettermann led the Generals with 17 points and seven rebounds. Junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) tied a season-high with 16 points, while freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) added 15 markers.

Roanoke (12-7, 7-5) was led by junior guard Robby Pridgen (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary), who scored a game-high 24 points, including eight points in the final 4:00 of regulation. Senior guard Jaimar Mansel (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and junior guard Josh Foster (Roanoke, Va./Roanoke Valley Christian) each tallied 13 points.

For the game, the Maroons were 25-of-29 from the foul line, including 12-of-13 in the overtime period. The Generals were 15-of-26 from the charity stripe.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday evening as it hosts Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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JONES SETS SCHOOL RECORD IN 76-75 LOSS AT EMORY & HENRY

EMORY, Va. – Washington and Lee sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) scored a career-high 32 points as he set a school record by making 15-of-16 shots from the floor during Wednesday evening’s 76-75 loss at Emory & Henry.

Jones’ performance broke the old mark set on Feb. 11, 1982, when Frank Eppes hit 10-of-11 shots during a 78-61 victory over Shenandoah.

W&L claimed a 40-34 advantage at halftime, as Jones tallied eight of the final 12 points for the Generals in the first half.

The Generals extended their halftime advantage to as many as 10 points in the second half and held a 63-55 lead with 8:49 to play in the game. However, the Wasps closed the game on a 21-12 run, as W&L was held to four points in the final 5:13. E&H forward Cortez Watson split a pair of free throws with 1:14 left to put the Wasps up by one point at 76-75. It proved to be the game-winner.

Junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) tied his season-high with 16 points. Junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) and freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) each tallied nine points in the losing cause.

The 75 points marked a season-high for the Generals.

Emory & Henry (10-7, 4-6 ODAC) was paced by Kenny Carver who notched 14 points. Paul Russo and Justin Call also recorded double figures with 12 points apiece.

The Generals (4-13, 2-10 ODAC) return to action on Saturday when they host Roanoke at 7:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO TOP-RANKED RANDOLPH-MACON, 62-39

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Top-ranked Randolph-Macon used a 26-6 run during the second half to defeat Washington and Lee, 62-39, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Monday evening at the Warner Center.

The game was knotted at 22-22 at the break and the Yellow Jackets held a 29-27 lead with 16:37 remaining. R-MC began its run at the 15:07 mark and finished with a 55-33 lead with 2:58 left in the contest. The Yellow Jackets shot 60.9 percent in the second half and forced 13 W&L second half turnovers.

The Generals (4-12, 2-9) were led by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono), who tallied eight points and a career-high eight rebounds. Sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), sophomore guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) and junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) all notched seven points for W&L.

Randolph-Macon (15-2, 10-0) was paced by junior guard Tim Smith (Jacksonville, Fla./Old Mill), who scored 13 points. Sophomore forward Kurt Bergmann (Fallsington, Pa./Pennsbury) added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Junior forward Jared Mills (Reading, Pa./Reading Central Catholic), the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer and rebounder, was limited to just three points and four rebounds. W&L was playing without its scoring and rebounding leader, Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s game against Virginia Wesleyan.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday evening as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL IS DEFEATED BY VA WESLEYAN, 67-50

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan held Washington and Lee to 26.5 percent shooting from the floor and held a 47-28 advantage on the boards in defeating the Generals, 67-50, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday evening.

The Marlins (9-7, 7-3) led by eight points (27-19) at the break, but W&L would slice the lead to one point (29-28) on a dunk by junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) with 17:04 remaining. However, VWC outscored the Generals, 23-8, over the next 8:21 to take a commanding 52-36 lead. W&L never threatened from that point on.

Washington and Lee (4-11, 2-8) was paced by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono), who tied a career-high with 13 points. In addition, he grabbed five rebounds and blocked four shots. Sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) also tied a career-high with 10 points.

Virginia Wesleyan (9-7, 7-3) was led by senior guard James Wallace (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), who tallied 14 points and six assists. Sophomore forward David Doino (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) added 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. The Marlins shot 43.8 percent from the floor, but committed 23 turnovers.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Monday evening as it hosts top-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT GUILFORD, 65-51

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford’s Aron McMillan was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field for 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Quakers to a 65-51 victory over Washington and Lee on Wednesday evening at the Ragan-Brown Field House.

W&L claimed a 19-18 advantage with 7:45 to play in the first half, however, saw the Quakers use a 21-8 run over the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half to take a 39-27 lead with 16:21 to play.

The Generals, who trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, did manage to cut the lead to four points (52-48) on a jumper from freshman guard Mike Stuart(Warrenton, Va./Faquier) However, Guilford ended the W&L threat by responding with an 11-1 run over the next four minutes to claim a 63-49 lead.

The Generals (4-10, 2-7 ODAC) were led by junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) who scored a season-high 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range. Junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon) recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.

Paul Kindem chipped in with 15 points for the Quakers (9-6, 6-4 ODAC).

W&L will return to action on Sunday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 7:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 78-51

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Matt McKeag (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) and sophomore forward Jason Holman (Amelia, Va./Amelia County) each scored 16 points to lead Hampden-Sydney to a 78-51 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Holding an 18-10 lead with 6:43 remaining in the opening half, the Tigers (13-1, 7-1) closed the half on a 19-5 run to take a 37-15 lead at the break. W&L (4-9, 2-6) would not challenge from that point on.

The Tigers shot 53.2 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Generals, 42-23, in the game.

Freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) led W&L with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor. Sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) chipped in with a career-high 10 points in the losing effort.

Sophomore guard Jeff Monroe (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) joined McKeag and Holman in double figures with 11 points. Junior center Lane Brooks (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) collected a game-high 10 rebounds.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it travels to Guilford for a 7:00 pm contest.

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HORNETS STING GENERALS IN ODAC CONTEST, 75-71

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Philip Saunders (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) tallied 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals to help lead Lynchburg past Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-8, 2-5) led 37-30 at the break and held a 49-42 lead with 13:57 remaining in the game. However, the Hornets used a 15-2 run over the next 6:40 to take a 59-53 lead and never looked back in claiming their first ODAC win of the season.

W&L did slice the LC lead to 73-71 with seven seconds remaining, but Saunders converted two free throws with six seconds left to seal the win.

Both teams displayed hot shooting in the contest as W&L shot 55.1 percent from the floor and Lynchburg hit 54.9 percent of its shots, including 65.4 percent in the second half.

Washington and Lee was led by junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) added a career-high 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

Freshman guard Ashby Tarkington (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) recorded 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Hornets (2-12, 1-6). Freshman center Ryan Pehanik (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and freshman guard Jared Hale (Centreville, Va./Chantilly) added 12 points and 10 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Sunday as it hosts Hampden-Sydney for a 3:00 pm contest.

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STUART LEADS GENERALS TO OVERTIME VICTORY OVER EASTERN MENNONITE, 76-73

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) scored a career-high 33 points to lead Washington and Lee to a 76-73 overtime win over Eastern Mennonite in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

Stuart was 11-of-16 from the floor and 7-of-10 from three-point range. His seven three-pointers tied the school record for triples in a game, a record held by three others. His 33 points are the most scored by a W&L player since Cam Dyer tallied 41 points against Randolph-Macon on Jan. 13, 1996.

W&L (4-7, 2-4) led 36-23 at the half, however, the Royals outscored the Generals 11-2 over the first 2:44 of the second half to cut the lead to two points (38-36). W&L held its lead until the Royals took a 50-49 advantage with 8:13 remaining.

The Generals regained the lead and held it until a layup by freshman forward E.J. Arrington (Staunton, Va./Stuarts Draft) gave the Royals a 62-61 lead with 39 seconds remaining. W&L junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) tied the game by hitting 1-of-2 free throws with 10 seconds remaining.

Stuart recorded 12 points in the overtime period, including a pair of three-pointers in the opening two minutes to give the Generals a six point lead that they would not relinquish.

W&L shot 55.3 percent (26-47) from the floor, but struggled from the free throw line where it was 14-of-31 (.452).

Hettermann scored 17 points and junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) added 10 points for the Generals. Sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) collected a career-high 12 rebounds.

Eastern Mennonite (3-9, 1-5) was paced by senior guard David Bell (Waynesboro, Va./Buffalo Gap), who totaled 27 points on 6-of-13 shooting from behind the arc. Sophomore center Michael Swartley (Harrisonburg, Va./Broadway) chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Lynchburg College for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT ROANOKE, 71-56

ROANOKE, Va. -- Roanoke used a 19-5 run midway through the second half en route to a 71-56 victory over Washington and Lee in men’s basketball action on Saturday evening.

The Generals held a 29-20 lead with 4:26 to play in the first half, however, saw their lead shrink to two points (32-30) at halftime as the Maroons closed the first half on a 10-3 run.

W&L (3-7, 1-4 ODAC) grabbed its final lead of the game (41-40) with 12:21 left in the game on a layup from junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon). On the next possession, Roanoke’s Drew Crowder nailed a three-pointer to give the Maroons a 43-41 lead. W&L junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) converted a pair of free throws on the next trip down the court to tie the game at 43-43.

That was as close as the Generals would get the rest of the night as Roanoke used the 19-5 run to break the game open.

W&L was led by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) who scored a career-high 13 points. He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists. Freshman guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) tallied 10 points, while junior forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) recorded a career-high nine points and notched six boards and two assists.

The Maroons (7-4, 2-2 ODAC) were paced by Heath Puckett who scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Bryan Fasnacht tallied 11 points for the victors.

W&L will return to action when it hosts Eastern Mennonite at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

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GUILFORD DEFEATS WASHINGTON AND LEE, 64-55, IN ODAC MEN’S HOOPS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior center Aron McMillian (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Guilford to a 64-55 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action at the Warner Center on Wednesday evening.

The Quakers (5-4, 2-2) jumped out to a 15-5 lead in the opening 4:51 of the game and extended their lead to as many as 16 points (38-22) in the first half in leading 38-25 at the break.

Guilford extended its lead to 19 points (57-38) with 7:11 remanining in the contest, however, the Generals outscored the Quakers 17-7 the rest of the way to provide the nine-point margin.

Washington and Lee (3-6, 1-3) was led by junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), who each scored 10 points. Hettermann also collected 10 rebounds and four assists. Sophomore forward Hamill Jones (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) tallied career-highs in points (8) and rebounds (8).

Senior guard Paul Kindem (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) notched 11 points and sophomore guard Ron Bradford (Eden, N.C./Greensboro Day) added 10 points for the Quakers. Sophomore forward Josh Connor (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) contributed nine points and 11 rebounds.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BRIDGEWATER, 77-55

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater shot 15-of-22 (.682) from the field in the second half and erupted for 52 points in the final 20 minutes to defeat Washington and Lee, 77-55, in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at Nininger Hall.

The Generals (3-5, 1-2 ODAC) fell behind 6-0 just three minutes into the game, but fought back to take a 10-6 lead on a jumper from freshman guard Holton Freeman (Brevard, N.C./Carolina Day) with 13:33 to play. Freeman would score the first 10 points for the Generals.

W&L grabbed its biggest lead of the game (23-19) with 1:54 left in the first half on a layup by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono), but found itself trailing 25-23 at halftime as Bridgewater’s Brett Childers nailed a three-pointer with 34 seconds left.

W&L freshman guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) knotted the game at 25-25 when he began the second half with a jumper. However, that is as close as the Generals would get as the Eagles used a 20-5 run over the next 10 minutes to open up a 45-30 lead with 11:17 to play.

The Generals were led by Freeman, who tallied a career-high 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton) was the only other General to record double figures with 11 points.

Bridgewater (5-2, 1-1) was led by Kyle Williford who scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

W&L will not be in action again until Jan. 2, 2002, when it hosts Guilford at 7:00 pm.

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FREEMAN LEADS GENERALS TO 57-55 WIN OVER VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

NORFOLK, Va. -- Freshman forward Holton Freeman (Asheville, N.C./Carolina Day) hit a three-pointer with five seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee to a 57-55 win over Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon.

The Generals (3-4, 1-1) led by seven points (51-44) with 4:17 remaining in the game; however, the Marlins fought back to take a one-point lead (55-54) when junior forward Donnell Hammonds hit the front-end of a one-and-one with 17 seconds remaining. Hammonds second foul shot was rebounded by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) setting up Freeman’s heroics. Franceski then intercepted a VWC pass in the final seconds and ran out the clock to preserve the victory.

Washington and Lee was led by junior guard John Warren (Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton), who scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Freeman totaled a career-high 14 points, hitting 3-of-4 three-point attempts.

Virginia Wesleyan (3-3, 2-1) was led by senior guard James Wallace, who scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward David Doino totaled 15 points and six rebounds.

The Generals committed just 10 turnovers in the game and shot 51.2 percent (22-43) from the floor.
Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L FALLS AT RANDOLPH-MACON, 82-64

ASHLAND, Va. -- Randolph-Macon used an 18-1 run to close out the first half with a 46-29 lead and cruised to an 82-64 victory over Washington and Lee in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (2-4, 0-1 ODAC) controlled the first 10 minutes of the game, leading by six points on two occasions. However, W&L could not shake the Yellow Jackets, who tied the game three times in a span of two minutes. The Yellow Jackets then used the 18-1 run to break a 28-28 tie and take a 46-29 lead at the break.

The Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0) increased their lead to as many as 19 points in the second half, but saw the Generals reduce the lead to 11 points, 67-56, with 5:53 to play. Randolph-Macon then used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to take a 21-point lead, 81-60, with less than two minutes to play.

The Generals were led by freshman guard Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) who tallied 12 points. Freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono) added 11 points and four rebounds, while junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon) contributed 10 points, four rebounds and a game-high five assists.

Randolph-Macon was paced by junior forward Jared Mills (Reading, Pa./Reading Central Catholic) who led all scorers with a career-high 25 points. Sophomore forward Kurt Bergmann (Fallington, Pa./Pennsbury) added 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds.

W&L returns to action on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm when they play at Virginia Wesleyan.

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W&L FALLS TO DIVISION I WILLIAM AND MARY, 70-55

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William and Mary used runs to begin each half and defeated Washington and Lee, 70-55, in men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening.

The Tribe jumped out to a 6-0 lead six minutes into the game. It was not until W&L freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) hit a three-pointer at the 13:33 mark that the Generals jumped on the board. W&M increased its lead to 13-3, however, the Generals used a 13-7 run over the next four minutes to close the lead to four points at 20-16 on a jumper by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono).

The Tribe held a 31-21 advantage at halftime and came out on a 6-0 run to begin the second half and increased its lead to 37-21. W&L cut the deficit to 12 points at 51-39 with 7:22 to play, however, would get no closer against its Division I opponent. The Tribe grabbed its largest lead of the game at 20 points (65-45) with 2:38 to play.

Stuart led the Generals (2-3) with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va,.Landon) chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds for the Generals, who were outrebounded by the Tribe, 39-31.

W&M (2-4) freshman Thomas Viglianco tallied career highs with 12 points and five rebounds to lead the Tribe.

W&L shot only 8-of -26 (.308) from the field in the first half, however, came back to shoot 12-of-23 (.522) in the final 20 minutes. The Tribe finished 21-of-52 (.404) from the field. William and Mary was 22-32 (.688) from the free throw line, compared to just 8-of-13 (.615) for the Generals.

W&L returns to action when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a game at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL EVENS RECORD AT 2-2 WITH 56-53 WIN OVER GREENSBORO

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team evened its record at 2-2 on the season with a 56-53 win over Greensboro College on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (1-0), who led 24-22 at the half, extended their lead to 14 points (51-37) with 5:58 remaining in the game. Trailing by 10 points (51-41) with 2:38 remaining, the Pride went on a 12-3 run over the next 2:16 to cut the W&L lead to one with 22 seconds remaining.

Following a pair of missed free throws by W&L sophomore guard Michael Denbow (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) with 14 seconds remaining, the Pride had a chance to take the lead with two seconds left, but sophomore guard Marcellus Morgan’s (Creedmoor, N.C./South Granville) jumper rimmed-out and W&L junior forward Jake McAlister (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) grabbed the rebound with one second remaining. McAlister was fouled and hit both free throws and GC sophomore forward Daron Williams (Spruce Pine, N.C./Mitchell) missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Generals claimed the win.

Washington and Lee was led by junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Freshman forward Holton Freeman (Asheville, N.C./Carolina Day) and McAlister each recorded 10 points.

Greensboro (2-1) was led by freshman guard Dontay Logan (Forest City, N.C./East Rutherford), who notched 11 points.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday evening as it travels to Williamsburg, Va., to take on William & Mary at 7:00 pm.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO WESLEY COLLEGE, 70-65

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Wesley College used a 17-2 run midway through the second half to defeat Washington and Lee, 70-65, in men’s basketball action on Tuesday afternoon at the Warner Center.

W&L held a 43-40 lead with 12:52 remaining, but the Wesley run gave the Wolverines a 57-45 lead with 8:41 left. The Generals (1-2) fought back to tie the game at 65-65 with 26 seconds remaining in the game on a three-pointer by freshman forward Holton Freeman (Asheville, N.C./Carolina Day). However, Wesley junior guard Jordan Henson (Rockville, Md./Rockville) hit a triple of his own seven seconds later and freshman guard Pat Woods (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) nailed two free throws with seven seconds remaining to seal the win.

Washington and Lee was led by junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon), who tallied 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Freeman added 12 points and two assists. For the game, the Generals hit 11-of-24 three-point attempts, but committed 22 turnovers.

Wesley (2-1) was paced by freshman center Jawara Stephenson’s (Cambridge, Md./South Dorchester), 19-point, eight-rebound effort. Junior forward Larry Bryant (Delton, Del./Lake Forest) added 17 points, five rebounds and four steals.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm as it hosts Greensboro College.

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W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO SWARTHMORE, 7-63

HAVERFORD, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team was defeated by Swarthmore, 70-63, in the second day of action at the Equinox Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Generals, who defeated Haverford 71-43 last night, were trying to open the season with consecutive victories for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

The Generals (1-1) started out strong for the second consecutive game, taking a 26-16 lead with 8:00 left in the first half on a pair of free throws by freshman center Mark Franceski (Moscow, Pa./North Pocono). However, the Garnet closed out the first half on a 17-4 run to take a 33-30 lead at intermission. Matthew Gustafson hit a three-pointer with one second left to close out the first half scoring and give the Garnet a three point lead.

Swarthmore extended its lead to as many as nine points in the second half, however, could not shake the Generals. W&L was able to cut the Garnet lead to three points on several occasions, including to 58-55 with 4:25 to play on a basket by junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti). The Garnet regained an eight point lead with 2:50 to play as Kyle Lewis nailed a three-pointer and did not let the Generals creep closer than five points the rest of the way.

Crawford and junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon) paced four Generals in double figues with 14 points each. Hetterman also grabed eight rebounds, while Crawford notched seven boards. Freshman guard Ian McClure (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) scored 13 points, while Franceski chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

Swarthmore (2-0) was paced by Lewis who tallied 16 points. Joey Armstead scored 15 points for the Garnet.

W&L connected on 24-of-50 (.480) shots, while Swarthmore made 22-of-51 (.431). The Generals outrebounded Swarthmore, 33-28.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Wesley at 1:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH 71-43 WIN OVER HAVERFORD

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team made 26-of-49 (.531) shots from the field and cruised to a 71-43 victory over Haverford in the first day of action at the Equinox Classic on Friday evening.

The victory marked the first time W&L opened the season with a win since a 50-48 victory over Swarthmore to begin the 1997-98 season.

The Generals (1-0) sprinted out to an 8-0 lead and never relinquished it against the Fords. W&L held a 30-22 lead at halftime, before outscoring Haverford 41-21 in the final 20 minutes. Washington and Lee connected on 40.0 percent (6-15) of its three-point attempts, compared to 14.3 percent (3-21) by Haverford.

Junior forward Jake McAlister (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) led the Generals with a career-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. Junior forward Scott Hetterman (Falls Church, Va./Landon) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards. Junior guard Toussaint Crawford (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and freshman forward Mike Stuart (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) also reached double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Sophomore guard Michael Denbow(Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) dished out a game high seven assists for the Generals.

Haverford (0-1) was led by Sam Adams and Matt Begley who each notched nine points.

The Generals outrebounded Haverford, 38-26, and forced 19 turnovers by the Fords.

The squad will return to action on Saturday afternoon when it plays Swarthmore in the second day of competition at the Equinox Classic. Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 pm at Haverford College.

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