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Hampden-Sydney Falls To Visiting Washington and Lee 91-65

Jack Wyatt
Jack Wyatt

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Junior Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. scored 12 points, but Hampden-Sydney College dropped a 91-65 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball decision to visiting Washington and Lee University on Saturday at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium.  Freshman Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. added 11 points and junior Chaise Johnson/Richmond had 10 points for the host Tigers (4-9, 1-5 ODAC).  Roy McMillan scored a game-high 19 points for the Generals (12-4, 5-2 ODAC), while Devin Kearns added 16 points.

H-SC took an early 3-2 lead at 19:33 courtesy of an opening three-point field goal by Quinn.  W&L, however, used an 11-4 run to lead 13-7 at 16:39.  The Tigers battled back with eight unanswered points to go ahead 15-13 at 13:38, getting three points each from sophomore Jake Hahn/Ruckersville and Johnson, the latter via a three-pointer.  Another three-pointer, this time by sophomore Drew Scott/Franklin, Tenn., had the hosts in front 18-16 at 12:39, and a jumper from freshman Jack Wyatt/Richmond tied the contest at 24-24 with 9:13 left in the opening half.  Quinn's second three-pointer with 4:04 on the first-half clock had H-SC within 35-33, and a layup by Johnson at 2:38 made it a three-point deficit at 40-37. The Generals, though, took control with the final 11 points of the half to lead 51-37 at the intermission.

W&L continued its momentum to begin the second half, extending the run to 20-0 with the first nine points to lead 60-37 with 17:00 remaining.  H-SC used a 7-2 run, including three points from Zager, to get within 62-44 at 13:33, and the Tigers kept battling and were within 72-55 at 9:21 after a layup by sophomore Brendan McHale/Charleston, S.C. Another basket inside from Wyatt made it 84-65 with 4:42 left to play before the visitors closed the contest with the final seven points to provide for the final margin.

Quinn led H-SC with his 12 points, adding five rebounds.  Zager finished with 11 points off the bench for the Tigers, with Johnson adding 10 points off the bench, as well.  Wyatt had eight points and three rebounds off the bench, while McHale contributed six points and a game-high five assists.  H-SC shot 35% (23-65) from the field, including 28% (5-18) on three-pointers, and 70% (14-20) at the free throw line.

McMillan led W&L with his game-high 19 points, including 8-12 field goals, adding a game-high six rebounds and five assists. Kearns finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Generals, while Mark Lamendola had 10 points.  W&L shot 52% (34-66) from the field, including 41% (12-29) on three-pointers, and 65% (11-17) at the line.

H-SC will play on the road at ODAC opponent Randolph College on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in Lynchburg, before hosting ODAC member Emory & Henry College at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.

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