WEEK NO. 2
Game 3 W&L (1-1) vs. Wesley (1-1)
November 20, 2001 Lexington, Va. 1:00 pm
Game 4 W&L (1-1) vs. Greensboro (2-0)
November 25, 2001 Lexington, Va. 3:00 pm
This week, W&L hosts a pair of teams for non-conference contests.
The Generals will face Wesley College on Tuesday at 1:00 pm and Greensboro
College on Sunday at 3:00 pm. W&L and Wesley have met once prior
in basketball with the Generals taking a 108-78 victory in the 1987-88
season-opener. W&L and Greensboro have met 11 times on the hardwood
with the Generals holding a 7-4 advantage in the all-time series.
However, the Pride took a 60-52 victory over W&L last season in
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION:
Wesley is 1-1 on the season after splitting a pair of games
at Roanoke College's Salem Bank & Trust Tournament this past weekend.
The Wolverines defeated Ferrum, 80-67, before falling to Roanoke,
85-63, in the championship game. On the season, junior guard Larry
Bryant leads the team with averages of 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds
per game. Bryant tallied 25 points and 13 rebounds in the win over
Ferrum. Freshman center Jawara Stephenson (6-foot-11) averaged 13.0
points and 4.0 blocks per game during the tournament. Wesley is shooting
just 41.9 percent from the floor and 27.0 percent from the free throw
line. The Wolverines have committed 47 turnovers in two games.
Greensboro is 2-0 overall after taking the championship of
the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational over the weekend. The Pride
defeated JHU, 66-61, in the opening game and then downed Washington
College, 68-47, in the championship game. Sophomore guard Marcellus
Morgan led Greensboro with an average of 16.5 points per game. Sophomore
guard Trey Williams averaged 12.0 points per outing, while sophomore
forward Daron Williams averaged 11.5 points per game. The Pride also
struggled with turnovers, committing 44 in two games. However, Greensboro
found its way to the foul line, going 41-for-52 (.789) in the tournament.
NEXT WEEK FOR W&L:
Next week, W&L will play three road contests including two early-season
ODAC games. The Generals travel to Williamsburg, Va., on Wed., Nov.
28 for a 7:00 pm game against Division I William & Mary then hit
the road for ODAC games in Ashland, Va., and Norfolk, Va. W&L
plays Randolph-Macon at 3:00 pm on Sat., Dec. 1 and Virginia Wesleyan
at 2:00 pm on Sun., Dec. 2.
THE HEAD COACHES:
Jeff Lafave (Southern Connecticut St. '93) is in his third season
as the head coach at W&L. Lafave posted a 9-16 overall mark in
his first season and led the Generals to their first ODAC Tournament
win since the 1989-90 season. He is 14-37 (.275) overall, 1-1 against
Greensboro. Lafave is assisted by Doug Stewart (Brown '94) and Barry
Machado (Dartmouth '66). Wesley is led by Chris Wentworth (Wesley
'94), who is in his first season as head coach. Greensboro is coached
by Eddie Payne (Wake Forest '73), who is in his second season with
the Pride. Payne went 10-16 last season and is 221-213 (.509) for
his career. Payne came to Greensboro from Oregon State where was the
head coach from 1995-2000. Payne has also held head coaching posts
at East Carolina and Belmont Abbey.
LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee was defeated by Swarthmore, 70-63, in the second
day of action at the Equinox Classic. The Generals started out strong,
taking a 26-16 lead with 8:00 left in the first half on a pair of
free throws by freshman center Mark Franceski. However, the Garnet
closed out the first half on a 17-4 run to take a 33-30 lead at intermission.
Swarthmore extended its lead to as many as nine points in the second
half, however, could not shake the Generals. W&L 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. 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
paced four Generals in double figues with 14 points each. Hetterman
also grabed eight rebounds, while Crawford notched seven boards. Freshman
guard Ian McClure 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.
THE LAST MEETING WITH GREENSBORO:
Guard Marcellus Morgan scored 15 points in leading Greensboro past
Washington and Lee, 60-52 in Greensboro, N.C. The Pride jumped out
to a 24-11 halftime lead with guard Phil Tinsley recording eight points
in the first half. Washington and Lee would cut the lead to two points,
31-29, with 10:34 remaining in the game after a jumper by center John
Saxon, however, that was as close as the Generals would get. Greensboro
then outscored W&L, 12-4, over the game's next 4:40 and took the
eight-point victory. The Generals were led by senior guard Chad Braley,
who tallied 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. He also added four assists.
Center David Bode chipped in with 14 points in the loss.
W&L vs. THE DIXIE CONFERENCE:
W&L sports a 30-9 (.769) all-time record against the current members
of the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The following is
a breakdown of the Generals vs. the members of the Dixie:
Chris. Newport (2-0)
N.C. Wesleyan (5-0)
GENERALS? HOW ABOUT PRIVATE FIRST CLASS:
W&L boasts one of its youngest teams in recent memory, with no
seniors, only four juniors, two sophomores and seven freshmen.
KEEP EM' UNDER 60:
Washington and Lee has been known is recent years for its slow the
pace style of play and it has been successful. During the last five
seasons, W&L is 20-9 (.690) when allowing its opponent 59 points
Junior forward Scott Hettermann and junior guard Toussaint Crawford
provide the Generals with a very potent inside-outside game. Through
two games, Hettermann has patrolled the paint, leading the team with
13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Crawford has worked the perimeter,
averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Together, the two
have combined to shoot 21-for-39 (.539) from the floor.
WHAT ABOUT CHARITY?:
The Generals struggled from the charity stripe over the weekend, shooting
just 23-of-42 (.548). W&L hit just 10-of-20 free throws in the
loss to Swarthmore.
JUST BACK UP:
W&L would be well served to take a step back on its jump shots
this season as the Generals are shooting 40.7 percent (11-27) from
beyond the arc in their first two games. Freshman point guard Ian
McClure leads the way with four three-pointers in eight attempts.
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