Men's Basketball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

SALEM, Va. – Eighth-seeded Washington and Lee battled back from a 16-point first half deficit to pull within one point in the final minute, but could not take the lead as seventh-seeded Virginia Wesleyan pulled out a 66-62 victory in the championship game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday afternoon.

The Generals (16-13) trailed by 13 points (40-27) at the halftime break, but began the second stanza with a 15-6 run to make it a 46-42 game with 12:14 remaining. The Marlins (17-12) pulled back out to a 51-42 lead with 10:04 left, but W&L closed it to a one-point game (53-52) with 7:09 remaining. The Generals remained within striking distance the rest of the way, cutting it to a one-point game twice in the final minute (61-30 at 0:30 and 63-62 at 0:21), but W&L managed to shoot just 3-for-8 from the free throw line in the final 1:40.

The Generals had one last shot to tie the game with three seconds remaining, but junior forward Ben Goetsch’s (Timonium, Md./Gilman) layup would not fall and the Marlins held on for the victory.

For the game, W&L shot just 16-of-29 (.552) from the free throw line, but the Generals held a 37-31 edge on the boards and committed just 12 turnovers. Virginia Wesleyan shot 52.9 percent (27-51) from the field, including 56.7 percent (17-30) in the first half.

Washington and Lee was led by Goetsch, who tied a career-high with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) tallied 11 points, while senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) totaled eight points and tied a career-high with 12 rebounds. Both Goetsch and Goodman were named to the all-tournament team.

Junior guard Stephen Fields (Hampton, Va./Hampton) led the Marlins with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. He also dished out five assists. Sophomore forward Quantrell Simmons (Annandale, Va./Centreville) added 14 points. Fields was named to the all-tournament team and was joined by senior guard Terrell Dixon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) and first-year guard Travis Meyers (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox), who was named the tournament MVP.

Virginia Wesleyan receives the ODAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Washington and Lee’s 16 wins this season were the program’s most since winning 20 games (20-7) in 1988-89.

Men's Basketball vs. Bridgewater

SALEM, Va. -- Eighth-seeded Washington and Lee shot 61.1 percent (11-18) from the floor in the second half en route to knocking off fourth-seeded Bridgewater, 77-67, in semifinal action of the ODAC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening at the Salem Civic Center.

Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) scored a career-high 19 points and the Generals (16-12) outrebounded the league’s second-best rebounding team (36-34) to become the first-ever No. 8 seed to advance to the championship game. The Generals’ appearance in the title game will be their first since the 1988-89 season and they will be in search of their first ODAC title since 1980.

Despite shooting just 36.7 percent (11-30) in the opening half, W&L connected on six three-pointers and hit 8-of-12 free throws in leading by as many as 11 points (16-5) in the first 20 minutes en route to grabbing a 36-35 lead at the break. An 18-7 run by the Eagles (15-12) tied the game (23-23) with 8:26 remaining, and BC stayed within six points the remainder of the half.

Bridgewater’s Robert Rice connected on a jumper to open the second stanza and the Eagles held a slight advantage until a jumper by senior forward Ryan Owens (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) put W&L back on top (43-42) at the 14:50 mark.

Bridgewater regained the lead (44-43) on the next possession courtesy of a D.J. Billups jumper, but Owens connected on a lay-up at the 12:23 mark to give W&L a 45-44 lead and the Generals would not trail the rest of the game en route to the 10-point triumph.

Washington and Lee connected on 15-of-18 attempts from the charity stripe over the game’s final 3:38 as it defeated Bridgewater for the first time in three attempts this season.

In addition to his 19 points, Goetsch added seven rebounds. Owens and senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) scored 11 points apiece, while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) added 10 points. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) chipped in nine points and a career-high nine rebounds, as well as a career-high five assists.

Dominic Trawick led Bridgewater with 18 points, while Justin Reavis scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds. Rice chipped in 12 points for the Eagles.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it takes on No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan game at 3:30 pm at the Salem Civic Center.

 

Men's Basketball vs. Guilford

SALEM, Va. – Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) scored a career-high 24 points in leading the eighth-seeded Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to an upset of top-seeded and 19th-ranked Guilford, 82-76 in double-overtime, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament at the Salem Civic Center on Friday afternoon.

W&L’s upset of the top-seed marks just the second time that a No. 8 seed has defeated the No. 1 seed in the ODAC Tournament. Lynchburg accomplished the feat in 2002 when it defeated No.1 Randolph-Macon, 52-50. It also marked just the second double-overtime game in ODAC quarterfinal history, with the other having been played in 1996.

 

Washington and Lee held a slim 30-28 lead at half despite shooting just 36.7 percent (11-30) and being outrebounded, 23-15, in the opening half. The Generals (15-12) forced the Quakers (21-5) into 12 first-half turnovers, and connected on five three-pointers in the opening period in holding a two-point edge at the break.

The Generals held a slight lead for much of the second period and following a free throw from senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) to put W&L up 61-55 with 1:42 remaining, the Quakers ran off seven-straight points to take a 62-61 lead on a free throw from junior guard Rhett Bonner (Yadkinville, N.C./N. Forsyth) with 20 seconds remaining.

Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) was fouled with six seconds showing on the clock and tied the game at 62-62 by splitting a pair of free throws to force overtime.

In the first overtime period, Goodman gave W&L a 69-66 lead on a three-pointer with 34 seconds left. Bonner converted a layup for the Quakers on the next possession to cut it to a one-point General lead with 13 seconds left, but W&L senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) split a pair of free-throws with 12 seconds left to put W&L up 70-68. Guilford senior forward George Neville (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) tied the game at 70-70 and forced second overtime when he hit a lay-up with five seconds remaining.

Bonner opened the overtime period with a layup to give the Quakers a 72-70 lead at the 4:15 mark, but McHugh hit his fifth three-pointer on the ensuing possession to put the Generals up for good, 73-72, at the 3:57 mark. Washington and Lee closed out the game connecting on 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch.

McHugh scored 18 points for the Generals on 5-of-11 shooting from three-point territory. It was the third-straight ODAC Tournament game that McHugh as hit five triples. Heller added 14 points and seven rebounds, while White scored eight points, grabbed five boards and blocked four shots. In addition to his career-high point total, Goodman recorded a career-high five steals.

Bonner led Guilford with a game-high 28 points, including 10-of-11 at the charity stripe. Neville added 16 points and 12 rebounds, junior center Tyler Sanborn (Mt. Airy, N.C./Elkin) added 11 points and 21 rebounds. Junior guard Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) chipped in 14 points.

W&L returns to action in the ODAC semifinals on Saturday as it takes on fourth-seeded Bridgewater at 6:00 pm in Salem, Va.

Men's Basketball vs. Emory & Henry

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) scored a career-high 21 points and connected on the game-tying three pointer with 34 seconds left to force overtime, where Washington and Lee connected on 8-of-12 free throws to defeat Emory & Henry, 84-81, in the play-in round of the ODAC Tournament on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center.

After racing out to a 17-3 lead with 12:34 left in the first period, the Generals (14-12) were outscored 23-7 over the next 6:46 as the Wasps (11-15) assumed a 26-24 lead at the 5:49 mark and would extend their lead to 11 points (41-30) at the break.

In the second half, W&L began chipping away at the Emory & Henry lead and a layup by senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) pulled the Generals even (56-56) with 8:42 showing on the clock. Heller would give W&L its first second-half lead (59-58) when he connected on a free throw less than a minute later.

Emory & Henry regained the lead, and W&L managed to tie it on three occasions in the final five minutes, including McHugh’s three.

In the overtime period, junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) connected on 5-of-6 free throws and came up with a key steal with 13 seconds left to help preserve W&L’s first postseason win since 2000.

McHugh’s 21 points breaks his previous career-high of 20 that he had set on Wednesday against Roanoke. Also, his five three-pointers tied the school-record for three’s made in an ODAC Tournament game, which he had set last year.

Heller scored 17 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds in collecting his first career double-double. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) added 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

For the Wasps, senior guard Robert Hudson (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed six boards, while senior guards Jarrell Christian (Quinton, Va./New Kent) and Camillo Weinz (Berlin, Germany/Radford) added 15 and 13 points, respectively.

W&L returns to action on Friday as it takes on the ODAC Tournament’s Top Seed, Guilford, at 1:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center.


Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Mennonite

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team fell to Eastern Mennonite, 85-73, in its regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Royals (15-10, 9-7) forced W&L (13-12, 6-10) into 24 turnovers on the day, including 16 in the first half, as they built a nine-point advantage at the break, 43-34. EMU had four players score in double figures and it shot 55.4 percent (31-56) from the floor, including 53.8 percent from beyond the arc in posting the 12-point win.

W&L jumped out to a 10-2 lead at the 16:28 mark of the first half, but the Royals responded with a 21-4 run to take a 23-14 lead at the 8:44 mark. Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) hit a jumper on W&L’s next possession to pull the Generals within seven points (23-16), but that would be as close as they would get the rest of the game.

Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) led the Generals with 14 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting night. Senior guard Craig Sauers (Columbia, Md./Atholton) added a career-high 10 points, while senior forward Kirk Jones (Maple Glenn, Pa./Germantown Academy) chipped in nine points and a team-high six rebounds.

Sophomore guard D.J. Hinson (Newport News, Va./Menchville) led the Royals with a game-high 18 points and six rebounds. Senior guard LeRoger Parrish (Danville, Va./Tunstall) added 13 points, sophomore forwards Devon McRae (Altavista, Va./Altavista) and Orie Pancione (Augusta, W. Va./ Hampshire) chipped in 12 points apiece, and sophomore guard George Johnson (Richmond, Va./Miller School) tallied 11 markers.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Emory & Henry at 7:00 pm in the “play-in” round of the ODAC Tournament.


Men's Basketball vs. Roanoke

LEXINGTON, Va. --  Roanoke outscored Washington and Lee, 28-9, over the final 7:48 of the game to take a 73-66 decision from the Generals in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

A layup by junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) with 7:48 remaining in the contest capped a 14-4 run by W&L and gave the Generals a 57-45 lead before the Maroons (18-6, 10-5) began their game-ending run.

Washington and Lee (13-11, 6-9) held a slight 28-27 advantage after an evenly played first period that saw five ties and six lead changes. Washington and Lee shot just 41.7 percent in the first half (10-24), compared to 55.0 percent for the Maroons (11-20), but connected on four three-pointers to RC’s zero.

Two free throws by senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) with 17:36 left to play gave W&L a 38-36 lead, an advantage that W&L would hold until a three-pointer from Roanoke sophomore guard Corey Poindexter (Pulaski, Va./Pulaski County) with 1:56 showing on the clock gave the Maroons a 63-61 cushion. Heller responded with two more free throws to tie the game at 63-63 at the 1:29 mark, but RC outscored W&L 10-3 the rest of the way.

Washington and Lee shot just 38.6 percent on the game (22-57), while RC connected on 52.0 percent of its attempts from the floor (26-50). The Maroons also held a 33-30 advantage on the boards and committed two fewer turnovers than the Generals (14-16).

Senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) led W&L with a career-high 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc. Goetsch added 15 points, while Heller chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore guard Melvin Felix (Caguas, Puerto Rico/Salem) led RC with a game-high 28 points. Felix was 8-of-12 from the floor and connected on 11-of-12 shots from the line. Senior center Curtis Peery (Salem, Va./Salem) added 18 points and a game-high six rebounds.

W&L returns to action in its regular-season finale when its hosts Eastern Mennonite on Saturday. Game time is slated for 2:00 pm.



Men's Basketball vs. Bridgewater

LEXINGTON, Va. --  Bridgewater senior guard Robert Rice (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) hit a pair of free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Eagles to a 67-66 win over the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team at the Warner Center on Saturday afternoon.

W&L senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) hit a pair of free throws with one second remaining in regulation to knot the score at 59-59 and force the extra frame.

W&L (13-10, 6-8) jumped out to an early 14-4 lead following a layup from senior forward Kirk Jones (Maple Glen, Pa./Germantown Academy) at the 13:36 mark, before the Eagles (13-10, 9-5) began chipping away at the lead, eventually taking a 23-22 advantage at the 3:10 mark. Following a layup by senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) at the first half buzzer, BC led 30-26 at the break.

Including Goodman’s free throws to force overtime, the Generals managed to tie the game on several occasions in the second half, but were never able to take the lead.

In the overtime period, Heller’s layup at the 4:01 mark gave W&L its first lead (61-59) since a 22-21 advantage at the 3:44 mark of the first half. With the score tied 65-65, Heller split a pair of free throws to put the Generals up 66-65 with 45 seconds remaining. Bridgewater junior forward Jake Johnson (Amherst, Va./Amherst) missed a potential game-winning shot with 24 seconds left, but Rice collected the offensive rebound and W&L senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) was whistled for a foul to put Rice at the line for the game-deciding free throws. McHugh’s 30-footer at the buzzer fell just short.

The Generals were hampered by 55.6 percent shooting from the charity-stripe, hitting just 15 of their 27 attempts, while Bridgewater connected on 16-of-20 from the line.

Heller led the Generals with a game and career-high 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field. He also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Goodman and McHugh added 11 points apiece and McHugh had four steals.

Bridgewater was led by junior guard Dominic Trawick’s (Manassas, Va./Osburn Park) 23 points and nine rebounds, while Rice scored 10 points and grabbed six boards.  Senior forward Justin Reavis (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host Roanoke at 7:00 pm.






Men's Basketball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. --  Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:12 remaining and added a free throw with 3.9 seconds left to propel the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to a 58-55 ODAC-win over Lynchburg on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

With the win, the Generals (13-9, 6-7) snap a five-game losing streak and assure themselves of finishing the season with at least a .500 record for the second-consecutive season.

Lynchburg (3-19, 1-12), which trailed 35-26 at the half, outscored the Generals 14-5 over the first 5:05 of the second half to knot the game at 40-40 at the 14:55 mark. First-year guard Kyle Bond (Boxborough, Mass./Brimmer and May) responded with a three-pointer to put W&L back up three (43-40) at 14:24.

The teams traded baskets until Lynchburg junior forward Mason Wooldridge (New Canton, Va./Fork Union) gave the Hornets their first lead of the second-half (51-50) on a lay-up with 7:40 remaining. W&L then scored the next four points to assume a 54-51 advantage on a jumper by senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) at 3:54.

The Hornets then rattled off four points of their own and took a short-lived 55-54 lead at 2:20 when junior guard Jack Burgess (Durham, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) split a pair of free throws. W&L senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) tied the game at 55-55 with a free throw with 1:45 showing on the clock to set up White’s heroics.

On the game, the Generals shot 41.2 percent from the floor (21-51), while the Hornets shot 41.1 percent (23-56). LC outrebounded W&L, 40-32, but the Generals forced 16 turnovers while committing just eight.

Bond led the Generals with a career-high 10 points. Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds, while White chipped in six points and five boards.

Wooldridge notched game-highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Hornets. Junior guard Steven Echols (Martinsville, Va./Carlisle) added six points, five boards and five assists and Burgess contributed eight points and six rebounds.

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




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Men's Basketball at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon shot 55.0 percent (22-40) from the floor en route to posting a 74-66 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Monday evening at Crenshaw Gymnasium.

The Generals (12-9, 5-7) held a slim lead for much of the first half, but the Yellow Jackets (17-5, 11-2) grabbed a two-point advantage (29-27) at the break.

R-MC then held a slim lead itself in the early stages of the second stanza, before assuming control of the game with a 7-0 run. The Generals trailed 36-33 with 14:47 remaining, but Randolph-Macon used the aforementioned burst to assume a 10-point lead (43-33) with 12:33 left in the game. The Yellow Jackets then held W&L at bay for the duration as the Generals could get no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

The Generals, who lost their fifth-straight game, were led by junior forward Ben Goetsch's (Timonium, Md./Gilman) 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) also tallied 15 points, while senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) chipped in 11 points and seven boards.

Justin Short paced the Yellow Jackets with a game-high 21 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the foul line. Danny Jones totaled 13 points and six boards, while Eric Pugh added 10 markers.

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

Men's Basketball at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College closed the game on a 17-2 run to take a 75-61 decision over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Ragan-Brown Field House.

The Generals (12-8, 5-6) led by as many as 11 points (35-24) in the opening half and held the lead for the first 8:07 of the second stanza. The Quakers (17-4, 10-2) pushed out to a 50-45 lead at the 11:04 mark, but W&L regained the advantage at 59-58 with 5:39 remaining. However, Guilford then began its game-closing run to saddle the Generals with their fourth-straight loss.

Guilford shot 60.9 percent (14-23) from the floor in the second half and drilled all 17 of its free throws in the final 20 minutes en route to its fourth-consecutive win.

Senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) paced the Generals with 10 points each. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) tallied eight points, while first-year guard Kyle Bond (Boxborough, Mass./Brimmer and May) chipped in five points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Clay Henson led Guilford with 20 points, while Rhett Bonner totaled 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the foul line. Tyler Sanborn posted 13 points and eight boards and George Neville added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the charity stripe.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Monday as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. - Emory & Henry knocked down 7-of-8 free throws in the final 39 seconds to pull out a 73-68 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening at the King Center.

The Generals (12-7, 5-5) trailed by as many as nine points (62-53) with 3:13 to play and were down 63-55 with 2:10 remaining. However, W&L went on an 11-3 run capped by a pair of free throws from junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) to tie the game at 66-66 with 39 seconds left.

Emory & Henry's J.D. Dyson was fouled the next time down the floor, making one of two free throws and the Wasps went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe the rest of the way to earn the victory and give the Generals their third-straight loss.

Washington and Lee shot 55.0 percent (22-40) from the floor and 15-of-17 (.880) from the free throw line, but could not overcome 3-of-18 (.170) shooting from beyond the arc and 20 turnovers.

Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) led the Generals with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists, while junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched 12 points and six boards. White chipped in 11 points and six rebounds as well.

The Wasps (10-11, 4-8) were paced by Robert Hudson's 18 points and Kyle Huckins' 15 points. Terrance Grigg added 10 markers in the winning effort.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Guilford for a 3:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball vs. Randolph

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore guard Timothy Clarke (Frederick, Md./Richard Montgomery) scored 23 of his game-high 25 points after halftime to lead Randolph College to a 63-60 overtime win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

W&L (12-6, 5-4) held a four-point halftime advantage (32-28), but the WildCats (4-14, 2-9) opened the second half on a 17-4 run, capped by a pair of free throws from Clarke, to take a 45-36 lead at the 8:18 mark. The Generals responded with a 12-2 run to regain the lead (48-47) on a free throw by senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) with 2:42 remaining.

A three-point attempt from senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) at the end of regulation fell short as the game proceeded to overtime.

In the overtime period, Clarke made all three of his field goal attempts and all three of his free-throws in scoring nine of Randolph’s 12 points. W&L had a chance to tie, but senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) could not connect on a last-second three-pointer.

W&L shot just 36.1 percent from the floor, including 29.2 percent in the second half, and was outrebounded 43-32.

Heller led the Generals with 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior forward Kirk Jones (Glen Allen, Pa./Germantown Academy) tied a season-high with 15 points and six rebounds, while McHugh chipped in 10 points and three assists.

First-year forward Derrick Woods-Morrow (Greensboro, N.C./Northeast Guilford) added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the WildCats. Junior guard Jason Rutschman (Troutville, Va./Lord Botetourt) chipped in nine points and six rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball vs. Randolph-Macon

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Randolph-Macon shot 63.8 percent from the floor and senior guard Justin Short (Chesterfield, Va./Manchester) scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 79-66 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s basketball action at the Warner Center on Wednesday evening.

R-MC (14-4, 8-1) made 30-of-47 attempts from the floor and limited the Generals (12-5, 5-3) to just 41.8 percent shooting, including 11.1 percent (1-14) from beyond the arc, in posting the win. Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) led W&L with a career-high 19 points, while senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) tied a career-high with 17 points.

After falling behind by seven at the break (35-28), W&L scored the first four points of the second half to cut the deficit to three points (35-32) at 18:26, before R-MC reeled off an 8-0 run to go up by 11 points (43-32) with 14:55 remaining. The Generals managed to cut the R-MC lead to five (46-41) at 12:27 on a jump shot by Heller, but would get no closer.

Sophomore Brandon Braxton (Cape Charles, Va./North Hampton) scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Yellow Jackets, winners of 13 of their last 14 games. Sophomore center Billy Campion (Hamilton Square, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) added 11 points.

In addition to his 19 points, Heller grabbed five boards, while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) added seven points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds for the Generals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Randolph at 2:00 pm.



Men's Basketball vs. Hampden-Sydney

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee shot 52.3 percent from the floor and held Hampden-Sydney’s leading scorer, junior guard Turner King (Roanoke, Va./Roanoke Catholic), without a point in posting a 73-60 victory over the Tigers in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening at the Warner Center.

The Generals won for the 11th time in their last 13 games in improving to 12-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play.  

Neither team led by more than eight points in the first half and W&L carried a 31-25 advantage into the intermission.  However, the Generals shot 57.1 percent in the final 20 minutes and opened the second stanza on a 12-6 run to push out to a 12-point lead (43-31) with 15:25 to play.  

Hampden-Sydney (9-9, 4-5) cut the Generals’ advantage to as few as eight points on several occasions, with the last occuring at 6:55 (56-48), but W&L junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) hit a three-pointer on the next possession for a 59-48 lead and the Generals held a double-digit advantage for the remainder of the contest.

White led W&L with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range.  He also spent most of the game defending King, who averages 21.0 points per game.  Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) posted 16 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) chipped in 11 points and three assists.

Hampden-Sydney was paced by junior guard Jonathan Mudd (Miami, Fla./American) and first-year guard Ben Jessee (Midlothian, Va./Cosby), who scored 16 points each.  Junior forward Lane Medlin (West Point, Va./Fork Union) notched 15 points, while sophomore forward Shane Payne (Weston, Fla./Sagemont) added 10 points and nine boards.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. -- Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) hit a jumper with 1.7 seconds remaining to lift the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to a thrilling 68-66 victory over 18th- ranked Roanoke in ODAC men’s basketball action on Saturday evening at the Bast Center. The win snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Maroons.

The triumph also marked Head Coach Adam Hutchinson’s 50th win at Washington and Lee and it is also the first time the Generals have defeated a ranked opponent since a 44-42 victory over then No. 5 Hampden-Sydney in 1997.

The Maroons (14-2, 6-2) led by as many as 14 points in the second half (55-41), but the Generals chipped away at the lead, eventually tying the game at 66-66 with 52 seconds remaining on a three-pointer by White. Roanoke then turned the ball over, which set up White for the game-winner. It was W&L’s first lead since 18-17 with 8:41 remaining in the first half.

The Generals (11-4, 4-2) shot 71.4 percent from the charity stripe (20-28) and committed just 10 turnovers. However, RC held a 34-23 advantage on the boards.

W&L was paced by White, who notched a season-tying high 22 points. Senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) recorded 11 points, while sophomore guard Jason Cimino (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) tallied a career-high 11 markers in just 18 minutes of action. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonian, Md./Gilman) also grabbed five boards.

Roanoke was led by senior guard Drew Gaeng’s 17 points. Senior center Curtis Peery added 12 markers, while sophomore guard Parrish Walker chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Hampden-Sydney for a 7:00 pm contest. 

Men's Basketball at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Senior forward Kirk Jones (Maple Glen, Pa./Germantown Academy) hit a three-pointer to tie the game with 27 seconds remaining and then opened overtime with another triple in leading Washington and Lee to a 56-52 overtime victory over Lynchburg College on Wednesday evening at Turner Gym.

The Generals (10-4, 3-2) shot just 18-of-30 (.600) from the foul line and committed 22 turnovers in the contest, but hung tight with the Hornets (3-12, 1-5) throughout the second half. The second stanza featured eight lead changes and nine ties, the last coming on Jones’ three-pointer that knotted the game at 47-47. LC’s Mason Wooldridge had a chance to win it with two seconds remaining, but his jumper missed and Jones claimed the rebound as time expired.

Jones then gave W&L the lead for good (50-47) with his three-pointer just 25 seconds into overtime. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) hit four-straight free throws in the final 2:49 of overtime, including a pair with 10 seconds remaining to ice the game for the Generals, their sixth-straight win over Lynchburg.

Jones led W&L with a season-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor. Goetsch tallied 10 points, while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) posted eight points and a team-high six rebounds.

Wooldridge paced the Hornets with 21 points and 12 rebounds. K.C. Mendez notched 11 points, while Steven Echols chipped in nine points, eight rebounds and five steals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit with just over a minute remaining and had a potential game-winning layup blocked at the buzzer as Virginia Wesleyan walked away with a 71-70 win in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon at the Batten Center.

The Generals trailed 34-21 at the break and were down by as many as 14 points in the second stanza before chipping away at the VWC (9-5, 3-2) lead in the final minutes.

A layup by W&L senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) made it 71-70 with nine seconds remaining and Marlin Norman Hassell went to the line for two shots with six seconds left. Hassell missed both tosses and junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) rebounded the second miss and went coast-to-coast but was denied at the rim by VWC’s Donald Vaughn as time expired.

The Generals (9-4, 2-2) committed just five turnovers in the contest, but could not overcome a 46-32 disadvantage on the boards and 53.3 percent (16-30) shooting from the foul line.

W&L was paced by senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) and junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman), who scored 14 points each. McHugh chipped in 12 points and five rebounds.

Virginia Wesleyan was paced by Terrell Dixon’s 21 points and 12 points and 19 rebounds from Quinton McDuffie. Hassell added 12 points as well.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Lynchburg College for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) tallied a season-high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor in leading Washington and Lee to an 82-74 victory over Eastern Mennonite in ODAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at Yoder Arena.

The Generals (9-3, 2-1) shot 72.0 percent (18-25) from the floor in the first half and closed the opening stanza on an 18-9 run to assume a 43-35 lead at the break.

W&L led by as many as 14 points (54-40) in the second half, but could not pull away from the Royals (7-4, 3-1), who eventually cut it to a three-point game (77-74) with 1:18 remaining. However, senior forward Kirk Jones (Maple Glen, Pa./Germantown Academy) hit a jumper the next time down the court and the Generals pulled away for the eight-point victory.

White also hauled in a career-high eight rebounds, while senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) notched 15 points and tied a career-best with eight boards. Jones registered 12 points and six rebounds, while junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) chipped in 12 points as well.

George Johnson paced EMU with 18 points. D.J. Hinson and Austin Twine added 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 2:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball vs. Goucher

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) led three Generals in double figures with 14 points and W&L out-rebounded Goucher, 34-20, in winning its third-straight game with a 75-59 decision over the Gophers on Monday evening at the Warner Center.

Senior forward Kirk Jones (Maple Glenn, Pa./Germantown Academy) scored a season-high 12 points off the bench and added a team-high six rebounds, four offensive, as the Generals won for the seventh time in their last eight games.

Leading by six at the break (36-30), W&L pushed its lead to 12 points (44-32) on a layup by senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) at the 17:02 mark. Following a Goucher (1-8) timeout, the Gophers cut the lead to nine (46-37) at the 14:53 mark, but that would be as close as the Gophers would get the rest of the way as the Generals pulled away for the win.

Washington and Lee shot an even 50 percent for the game (26-of-52) and received 34 points from its bench. W&L also shot a season high 81.8 percent from the free-throw line (18-of-22), while Goucher connected on just 11 of its 20 free throw attempts.

In addition to his 14 points, White grabbed five rebounds and was a perfect 7-of-7 at the line. Senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) added 10 points and a game-high five assists.

Goucher was led by senior guard Darrin Boswell III’s (Nottingham, Md./Joppatowne) game-high 16 points. Junior forward Reginald Suggs (Baltimore, Md./Walbrook) added 12 points and senior center Amir Hakim (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) chipped in 11.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

 

Men's Basketball vs. Conn. College

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) scored 15 of his career-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to a 60-52 win in the championship game of the W&L Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

Trailing 28-17 at the break, W&L (7-3) went on a 16-4 run to open the second half and took its first lead of the game, 33-32, on a layup by Goodman at the 12:37 mark. As the lead went back and forth the remainder of the game, the Generals found themselves down by four, 51-47, with 5:26 to go before outscoring the Camels (6-4) 13-1 down the stretch to seal the come-from-behind victory.

Clinging to a 55-52 advantage with less than 20 seconds to go, senior guard Chris McHugh’s (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) three-pointer from the top of the key with 11 seconds remaining pushed the lead to six and sealed the W&L victory.

Washington and Lee shot just 30.0 percent in the first half in falling behind by as many as 13 points, before connecting on 58.3 percent (14-of-24) of their field-goal attempts in the second half. The Generals also forced the Camels into 20 turnovers on the afternoon, while committing just 13 themselves.

Goodman, who also added four steals and three rebounds, was named Tournament MVP after averaging 17 points per game over the weekend. Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./The Park School) added 10 points and six rebounds on the day and joined Goodman on the all-tournament team. Also making the all-tournament team was Connecticut College’s Demetrius Porter (Virginia Beach, Va./Salisbury), Skidmore’s Melvis Langyintuo (Tamale, Ghana/Lawrenceville School) and Kalamazoo’s Alex Lapka (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing).

Connecticut College was led by Porter (Virginia Beach, Va./Salisbury), who paced the Camels with 14 points and a game-high 10 boards, while senior guard Billy Karis (Potsdam, N.Y./Worcester Academy) chipped in 13 points and junior guard Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H./Bridgton Academy) added nine points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Monday when it hosts Goucher at 7:00 pm.

In the consolation game of the tournament, Kalamazoo defeated Skidmore, 66-59.

The Hornets (4-6) led for all but 26 seconds of the second half as they managed to keep the Thoroughbreds (5-5) at bay. Kalamazoo was able to limit Skidmore to just 38.3 percent shooting and forced 26 turnovers en route to the seven-point win.

The Hornets were led by Lapka’s 15 points, while senior forward Henry McCain (Harper Woods, Mich./Grosse Pointe North) added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and first-year forward Joe Prepolec (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Andover) chipped in 11 points.

Langyintuo paced the Thoroughbreds with 14 points and nine rebounds. First-year guard Gerard O’Shea (West Sand Lake, N.Y./Averill Park) added 12 points.

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Men's Basketball vs. Kalamazoo

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee used a 17-5 run midway through the second half to secure a 64-46 victory over Kalamazoo College in the opening game of the W&L Men’s Basketball Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The game was tied 23-23 at the break, but the Generals (6-3) took a 30-27 lead on a three-pointer by junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) with 15:26 to go and never looked back in claiming the win.

W&L maintained a slim 35-31 advantage at the 11:45 mark, but used the aforementioned run to assume a commanding 52-36 lead with 5:52 left in the game.

Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) led the Generals with 15 points in just 23 minutes of action, while senior center Ben Heller (Houston, Texas./Lamar) notched 10 points in 16 minutes. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) tallied eight points and nine rebounds, while first-year guard Will Keirle (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) chipped in eight points as well.

Kalamazoo (3-6) was led by sophomore forward Alex Lapka (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) and sophomore guard A.J. Williams (Indianapolis, Ind./University), who registered nine points each. Junior guard Verelle Kirkwood (Troy, Mich./Berkley) added eight points and eight boards.

Washington and Lee will face Connecticut College in Saturday’s championship that is slated to begin at 4:00 pm. The Camels defeated Skidmore in Friday’s other contest by a score of 64-57. Skidmore will play Kalamazoo in the consolation contest on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

In the second game, Connecticut College (6-3) led 34-29 at the break, but surged on a 15-2 run over the opening 7:57 of the second half to post a 49-31 lead with 12:03 remaining. The Thoroughbreds (5-4) used a 15-5 run of their own to close to within 59-55 with 52 seconds left, but could get no closer as the Camels held on for the win.

First-year forward Demetrius Porter (Virginia Beach, Va./Salisbury) led Conn College with 18 points and eight rebounds, while junior guard Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H./Bridgton Academy) notched 18 points and six boards. Senior guard Billy Karis (Potsdam, N.Y./Worcester) registered 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Skidmore was paced by junior forward Jon Douglas (Shutesbury, Mass./Amherst Regional), who tallied 16 points. Junior center Bobby Langford (Worcester, Mass./Holy Name) chipped in 12 points and six rebounds.

Men's Basketball at Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Washington and Lee shot just 22.2 percent from the floor en route to a 55-42 loss to Bridgewater on Wednesday evening at Nininger Hall.

The Generals (5-3, 1-1) shot just 20.0 percent (5-25) in the first half and trailed 25-13 at the break. The Eagles (3-4, 1-0) opened the second half on a 13-1 run to stretch out to a 38-14 lead with 15:42 remaining and cruised to their first ODAC win of the season.

W&L, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, was paced by senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), who notched 13 points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) tallied nine points, while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) notched seven points and six boards. Bridgewater was led by Michael Oblitey’s 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Dominic Trawick added 11 points and five boards.

The Generals will now break for exams and the holidays before returning home to host the W&L Invitational on Jan. 2-3. W&L will open with Kalamazoo on Friday at 2:00 pm.

Men's Basketball at Ferrum

FERRUM, Va. – Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) totaled a career-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor to lead Washington and Lee to a 60-56 victory over Ferrum in men’s basketball action on Monday evening.

Neither team led by more than seven points in the contest as the Generals (5-2) opened a 21-14 lead with 7:50 remaining in the first half. However, the Panthers (3-3) then went on a 9-2 run over the next 5:17 to knot the game at 23-23 with 2:33 left in the half and W&L carried a slim 29-26 lead into the break.

The second half proved to be another close stanza as neither team led by more than six points in the final 20 minutes. The Generals held a 50-44 advantage with 6:23 left, but the Panthers again knotted the score at 54-54 with 3:03 remaining. Heller then gave W&L the lead for good (56-54) on a jumper with 2:34 left and stretched a four-point lead to 58-54 on another jumper with 24 seconds remaining in leading the Generals to the win.

Heller led W&L with his career-high effort, while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) tallied 12 points and four rebounds. Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) added eight points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Jerrell Wade paced Ferrum with 13 points, while Derek Mitchell notched 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Keith Crump chipped in 11 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball vs. Emory & Henry

Lexington, Va. -- Senior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) led four Generals in double-figures with a season-high 16 points as the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team opened ODAC play with a 78-65 win over Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Wasps (3-3, 0-1 ODAC) jumped out to an early 7-2 lead just 3:29 into the contest before the Generals (4-2, 1-0) responded with a 26-5 run over the next 9:41 to take a 28-12 lead en route to a 35-23 halftime advantage. Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) scored eight of his 15 points during the run, while junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) scored six of his 16 points to help W&L pull away.

In the second half, Emory & Henry pulled to within six (56-50) following a free throw by senior guard Jarell Christian (Quinton, Va./New Kent) at the 5:59 mark. However, the Generals proceeded to score the game’s next eight points to extend their lead to 64-50 with 4:40 to go. The Wasps would get as close as eight in the final three minutes, but W&L was 7-of-8 at the stripe down the stretch to emerge with the victory.

Washington and Lee shot 48.3 percent from the floor compared to 37.5 percent for Emory & Henry and owned a 53-29 advantage on the boards.

Heller added eight rebounds to go with his 15 points, while Goodman added five assists and three rebounds. Goetsch, who was 8-of-10 from the floor, chipped in five boards and first-year Jonathan Guest (West Hartford, Conn./Kinswood-Oxford) added a career-high 11 points.

Sophomore Terrance Grigg (Roanoke, Va./William Byrd) led the Wasps with 12 points, senior guard Robert Hudson (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) added 11 points and senior forward Kyle Huckins (Knoxville, Tenn./Knox-Farragut) and junior forward Josh Brown (Mt. Airy, N.C./Millersburg Military) chipped in 10 points apiece.

W&L returns to action on Monday when it will travels to Ferrum for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Delaware Valley

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Senior forward Ryan Owens (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) led four Washington and Lee players in double-figures with his first-ever career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Generals to a 74-60 victory over Delaware Valley on Tuesday evening in Doylestown, Pa.

The Generals jumped out to a 16-9 lead with 9:01remaining, but Delaware Valley pulled to within four points, 21-17, with 6:46 left in the first stanza. However, W&L responded with a 12-4 run to close out the half with a 10-point lead (33-23). Washington and Lee, who never trailed in the contest, then upped its advantage in the second half by as many as 19 points en route to the 14-point triumph.

The Generals shot 61.7 percent from the field and held Delaware Valley to just 33.3 percent shooting.

W&L (3-2) was led by Owens' 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting and collected 10 boards, while senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) tallied 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting, five assists and two steals. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) registered 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, while senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) chipped in 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.

First-year guard Chris Mayo led Delaware Valley (1-3) with 16 points and five rebounds. Sophomore guard James Jones and senior guard Jason Seipt chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts ODAC-foe Emory & Henry for a 2:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Washington College

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Tim Kohlrus’ 26-foot three-pointer gave Washington College a 74-73 lead with 0.6 seconds remaining. Following a discussion with the officials, the clock was adjusted to 3.6 seconds, just enough time for W&L senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) to hit a 28-footer at the buzzer to give W&L a 76-74 win on Saturday afternoon.

Senior forward Kirk Jones had (Maple Glen, Pa./Germantown Acad.) had hit an off-balance shot in the lane to give W&L a 73-71 lead before Kohlrus hit his three.

The Generals (2-2) used a 13-2 run to open the second half and turn a three-point deficit (37-34) into an eight-point advantage (47-39) with 13:55 remaining before the Shoremen came storming back.

Washington College (0-1) made a run when Shoremen first-year Sal Schittino scored six-straight points to cut W&L’s lead to two with 1:32 remaining and Alan Klines nailed a three to tie the game at 69 with 52 seconds remaining to set up the last-second heroics.

Senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) led the Generals with a career-high 16 points while junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) added 14 points, six rebounds and six blocks and classmate Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) chipped in 15 points and five rebounds.

W&L is in action on Tuesday when travels to Delaware Valley for a 7:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball at Catholic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic University took the lead with a 12-3 run to start the second half and led the rest of the way in posting an 80-68 victory over Washington and Lee in men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening.

The Generals (1-2) held a 34-33 lead at the break, but the Cardinals (3-0) used the aforementioned run to assume a 46-36 lead with 17:41 left in the game. W&L chipped away at the lead, eventually cutting it to a two-point game at 50-48 with 12:31 left, but CUA immediately went on a 13-2 run to stretch their advantage to 63-50 with 8:59 left en route to the victory.

W&L was paced by junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman), who totaled a career-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) notched 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) tallied 12 points and four assists.

Catholic, which shot 57.7 percent from the floor in the decisive second half, was paced by sophomore forward Jason Banzhaf’s 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor. Sophomore guard R.J. Dixon posted 16 points and senior guard Evin Yarbrough chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Washington College for a 2:00 pm contest.

Men's Basketball vs. Ferrum

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team fell to Ferrum, 59-44, on the final day of the W&L Men’s Basketball Classic. Muskingum defeated Roanoke, 83-79 in overtime, in the day’s first game.

The Generals (1-1) held a slim 24-22 advantage at the break behind 10 points from senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and a stingy defense that forced 11 Ferrum turnovers and held the Panthers to just 37.5 percent shooting in the opening stanza.

Ferrum opened the second half on a 14-6 scoring run over the first 5:41 to grab a 36-30 lead that it would not relinquish. A pair of free throws by junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) pulled the Generals within three at 40-37 with 9:37 remaining, but that would be as close W&L would get the rest of the game.

W&L was led by McHugh’s 10 points, while senior forward Ben Heller (Houston, Texas/Lamar) and junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) added nine points and three rebounds apiece. Senior forward Ryan Owens (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) led the Generals with six rebounds and White added a pair of blocks.

Ferrum received a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore forward Derek Mitchell (Newport News, Va./Heritage). Junior guard Jerrell Wade (Ferrum, Va./Franklin County) added 16 points and three steals for the Panthers, who held W&L to just 30.0 percent shooting (15-50) from the floor.

In the early game, Muskingum withstood a late rally by Roanoke and defeated the Maroons, 83-79, in overtime.

Roanoke, down by five at the half, came back in the second period to tie the game on the strength of 20 second-half points from senior center Curtis Peery (Salem, Va./Salem), before ultimately falling to the Muskies. Muskingum senior guard Pat Byrne (Cambridge, Ohio) scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half and senior guard Trevor Scott (Loudonville, Ohio) netted a game-high 27, including a 10-for-10 showing at the line. Senior forward Tyler Felt (Cambridge, Ohio) added 18 points and 11 boards for the Muskies and senior forward Aaron Tyson (Dallas, N.C./North Glaston) chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds for the Maroons.

Following the conclusion of the second game, Zac White of W&L and Derek Mitchell of Ferrum were among the players selected to the all-tournament team, they were joined by Roanoke’s Curtis Peery, and Muskingum’s Trevor Scott and Tyler Felt. Felt was named the Tournament MVP for averaging 20.5 points and 10 rebounds in two games.

Washington and Lee returns to action when it travels to Catholic on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm game.

Men's Basketball vs. Muskingum

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee ended the first half on a 14-2 run en route to a 66-57 win over Muskingum in the first game of the W&L Men’s Basketball Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.  Roanoke knocked off Ferrum in the second game by a score of 73-65.

The Generals (1-0) led 24-20 with 5:30 left in the opening stanza, but successive three-pointers by senior guard Chris McHugh (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior forward Zac White (Baltimore, Md./Park School) over the next 52 seconds ignited the half-ending run that gave W&L a 38-22 lead at the break.

The Muskies (0-1) chipped away at the lead, eventually cutting it to a six-point game at 57-51 with 2:28 remaining. However, W&L pushed back out to an 11-point advantage (63-52) with 48 seconds remaining in posting the win.

Senior forward Ryan Owens (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) paced four Generals in double figures with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor. He also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. White tallied 14 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds, while McHugh also notched 14 points. Junior forward Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) chipped in 10 points.

Muskingum was led by senior forward Tyler Felt (Chambridge, Ohio), who notched game-highs in both points (23) and rebounds (9). Senior forward Pat Byrne (Cambridge, Ohio) tallied 12 points and seven boards, while senior guard Trevor Scott (Loudonville, Ohio) posted 11 points.

In the second game, Roanoke jumped out to a 26-5 lead in the opening 9:34 of the game in posting a 73-65 win.

The Maroons led by as many as 22 points (48-26) in the second half only to see the Panthers close to within six points at 69-63 with 39 seconds remaining. Ferrum could get no closer, however, as the Maroons closed out the eight-point victory.

Roanoke was led by senior center Curtis Peery, who tallied 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Melvin Felix notched 12 points, while sophomore forward Matt Crizer added 11 points.

Ferrum, which shot just 23.7 percent in the first half and 31.2 percent for the game, was paced by junior guard Keith Crump's 18 points and six rebounds. Sophomore forward Derek Mitchell notched 12 points and 18 rebounds, while junior guard Justin Henderson and junior guard Jerrell Wade chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Washington and Lee will entertain Ferrum College at 4:00 pm in Sunday’s second day of the W&L Classic. Muskingum will take on Roanoke College in the other game at 2:00 pm.