Game 19 W&L (2-16, 0-11) at Emory &
Henry (5-11, 2-7)
Emory, Va. January 26, 2004 7:00 pm
Game 20 W&L (2-16, 0-11) vs. Roanoke
Lexington, Va. January 29, 2004 7:00 pm
W&L and Emory & Henry will be meeting for the 84th time, with
the Generals holding a 51-32 advantage in the all-time series. However,
the Wasps have won each of the last four games, including a 49-48
win in the most recent meeting last year in the Warner Center. W&L
and Roanoke will be meeting for the 102nd time, with the Maroons holding
a 67-34 advantage in the all-time series which began during the 1912-13
season. The Generals had lost 19 straight to Roanoke until defeating
the Maroons last season. Roanoke won earlier this season, 71-59.
THE HEAD GENERAL:
Adam Hutchinson (Amherst '93) is in his second season as the head
coach at Washington and Lee, posting a 9-32 (.220) record with the
Generals. Prior to his arrival in Lexington, Hutchinson had coached
for two seasons at Case Western Reserve University and two seasons
at Stevens Tech. In his six seasons as a head coach, Hutchinson claims
a 43-99 (.303) overall record. Hutchinson is assisted by Ryan Kadlubowski
(Rochester '03) and Curtis Buxton.
SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY:
Emory & Henry is 5-11 overall, 2-7 in the ODAC following a 75-65
loss at Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon. The Wasps trailed by
just one point at the half, but H-SC shot 50.0 percent from the field
in the second half and grabbed 51 rebounds, including 19 offensive
boards. E&H managed just 31 rebounds and shot just 41.5 percent
for the game. Sophomore guard Hank Luton led the Wasps with 17 points
and five boards, while sophomore guard Lance Reasbeck and freshman
guard Davon Jones tallied 10 points each. For the season, junior guard
Gary Kearns leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.5 points and 5.8
rebounds per game. Reasbeck tallies 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per
game, while Jones contributes 11.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Korey Townsend averages 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and
a team-best 2.4 assists per game. Kearns and senior forwards Will
Sloan and Brandon Stanley were suspended indefinitely and have not
played in the last six games.
Roanoke is 9-8 overall and 3-7 in the ODAC following a 78-63 loss
to Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday. The Maroons will host Eastern Mennonite
on Wednesday before traveling to the Warner Center on Saturday. In
the loss to VWC, the Maroons fell behind 25-8 to start the game and
never recovered. Freshman guard Ben Shrader led the way with 11 points,
while senior center Kevinn Hunter and junior guard Jared Butler tallied
10 points each. On the season, Hunter leads the team in scoring (14.8
ppg) and is second in rebounding (5.9 rpg). Butler averages 11.3 points
and 3.1 rebounds per game, while sophomore forward Tee Jackson gives
the Maroons 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per outing. Freshman forward
Josh LaPorte averages 5.1 points and a team-best 6.5 rebounds per
LAST MEETING WITH EMORY & HENRY:
Emory & Henry guard Lance Reasbeck hit a three-pointer with 4.8
seconds remaining to lift the Wasps to a 49-48 win over Washington
and Lee at the Warner Center. Just 13 seconds earlier, the Generals
held the ball with a 48-46 lead, but guard Chris Halkitis could not
convert a one-and-one at the foul line setting up Reasbecks
heroics. W&L shot 52.0 percent (13-25) in the first half en route
to a 31-24 halftime lead. However, the Generals went cold in the second
half, shooting just 29.6 percent (8-27) and scoring just six points
in the final 12 minutes of the contest. W&L was led by Halkitis,
who tallied 16 points. Forward Phil Landes added 13 points on 6-of-11
shooting from the floor. Emory & Henry was paced by senior guard
Justin Calls 16 points. Guard Ben Fisher contributed 10 points.
Reasbecks game-winning three-pointer came on his only shot of
the game. He finished with four assists.
LAST MEETING WITH ROANOKE:
Roanoke College went on a 24-7 run over the final 8:32 to defeat Washington
and Lee, 71-59 in Salem, Va. The Generals trailed 24-23 with 4:42
remaining in the first half, but went on a 12-2 run to head into halftime
with a 35-26 lead. W&L led throughout most of the second stanza
and was up 52-47 with 8:32 remaining. However, with 7:21 left the
Maroons retook the lead in the midst of its 24-7 game-ending spurt.
W&L was 19-for-54 (.352) from the field, including just 6-for-25
(.240) in the second half, and committed 17 turnovers. The Maroons
ripped the nets at a 51 percent clip (25-for-49) and were 7-for-14
from three-point range, including 5-for-8 in the second half. The
Generals were led by sophomore guard Chris Halkitis, who finished
with a team-high 14 points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Greg
Bienemann chipped in 13 points and grabbed five boards. Roanoke received
17 points each from senior center Kevinn Hunter, junior guard Jared
Butler, and freshman guard Ben Shrader.
LAST TIME OUT:
Randolph-Macon shot 50.8 percent (30-for-59) from the field in defeating
Washington and Lee, 74-42, in ODAC mens basketball action on
Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Yellow Jackets led from
the opening tip to the final buzzer and were up by as many as 19 points
(31-12) with 2:12 remaining in the first half. The Generals pulled
to within 12 points at 39-27 with 16:04 left in the second half, but
R-MC went on a 17-5 run over the next 7:43 to take a 56-32 advantage
with 8:21 remaining. W&L shot just 27.8 percent (15-for-54) from
the field and was outrebounded 43-30. The Generals were led by junior
forward David Will, who scored a team-high nine points and pulled
down a team-best six rebounds. Freshman forward Femi Kusimo and freshman
guard Andrew Franklin each chipped in with eight points. Junior forward
Justin Wansley registered game-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds
for the Yellow Jackets, while sophomore forward Philip Hawley notched
12 points and nine rebounds.
W&L returns to action next weekend as it hosts Hampden-Sydney
(Saturday) and Lynchburg (Sunday). Both games are slated to begin
at 2:00 pm.
STRONG START = STRONG FINISH:
A quick start has been imperative to the Generals winning games. Over
the past seven years, W&L is 31-18 (.633) when leading at the
half. During that same stretch, W&L has won a total of 44 games,
meaning that W&L has led at the break in over 70 percent of its
wins during the last seven years.
KEEP EM' UNDER 60:
People love to see offense, but defense does win games as evidenced
by W&L's record in low scoring contests. During the last eight
seasons, W&L is 32-16 (.667) when allowing opponents 59 points
or less, 0-1 this season.
THE 411 ON HALKITIS:
Sophomore guard Chris Halkitis had a fine season in 2003-04, earning
Honorable Mention All-ODAC honors after hitting 54-of-129 three-point
attempts (.419). Halkitis has been suffering through a sophomore slump
from beyond the arc this season, but broke out in a win over Washington
College by scoring a career-high 27 points en route to Tournament
MVP honors. More than a shooter, Halkitis currently leads the team
in assists (3.1 apg), ranks second on the team in scoring (9.7 ppg)
and steals (1.1 spg), and is fourth in rebounding (4.0 rpg).
Senior guard Mike Stuart and junior forwards David Will and Matt Lawless
are the only upperclassmen to see action this season. The Generals'
12 underclassmen have combined to average 45.4 points, 25.3 rebounds
and 10.7 assists per game. That translates into 74.1 percent of the
team's points, 74.5 percent of the team's rebounds and 86.9 percent
of the team's assists.
BIENEMANN THE BETTER MANN:
Freshman forward Greg Bienemann has been a significant contributor
to the Generals in his initial campaign, leading the team in scoring
with an average of 11.3 points per game. Bienemann has scored in double
figures in 12 of the team's 18 games and has led the team in scoring
Freshman forward Femi Kusimo has also been a pleasant addition to
the Generals lineup this season. Kusimo leads the team in steals (1.7
spg) and field goal percentage (.557) and is second in rebounding
(5.1 rpg) and assists (1.7 apg). His 9.5 points per game also rank
third on the team. Kusimo has led W&L in scoring on four occasions
and has 10 double-figure scoring games.
GIVE EM' THE MUMPS:
Freshman guard John Mumper has played well since being inserted into
the starting lineup six games ago. Over the last five, Mumper is averaging
11.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting
42.9 percent (9-of-21) from three-point range. Mumper tallied a career-high
20 points against Bridgewater last Wednesday. For the season, Mumper
is averaging 4.9 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He
is shooting a team-best 36.4 percent (12-of-33) from three-point range.
Senior guard Mike Stuart has enjoyed a fine career with the Generals.
Twice he has tied the W&L record for three-pointers in a game
(7), doing so as a freshman and again last season at Lynchburg. He
is fourth all-time with 124 career three-pointers made, and is second
all-time in three-point attempts (363). A .342 career shooter from
beyond the arc, Stuart has hit 23-of-73 attempts (.315) this season.
Below is a closer look at the Generals' all-time three-point leaders.
Also climbing up the charts is sophomore guard Chris Halkitis, who
ranks 12th in made three's (82) and three's attempted (226).
Career Three-Pointers Made
1. Mike Holton (1987-91) 207
2. Chad Braley (1998-01) 136*
3. Bryan Watkins (1989-93) 127
4. Mike Stuart (2001-pr.) 124
5. Jon Coffman (1992-96) 116
Career Three-Pointers Attempted
1. Mike Holton (1987-91) 481
2. Mike Stuart (2001-pr.) 363
3. Chad Braley (1998-01) 361*
4. Jon Coffman (1992-96) 360
5. Bryan Watkins (1989-93) 351
* - Played only three seasons after transferring from Transylvania
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