THE SERIES: W&L and Roanoke will be meeting for the 91st time this afternoon, with the Maroons holding a 57-33 advantage in the all-time series. Roanoke has taken each of the last seven games between the two teams, with W&L last defeating the Maroons 85-65 on Jan. 7, 1995 in the Warner Center.
Washington and Lee Men's Basketball Game NotesGame 10 - W&L vs. Roanoke - January 9, 1999 - 4:00 pm
LAST MEETING: (RC 74, W&L 67; Feb. 14, 1998; Salem, Va.): Mike Henrich scored 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead Roanoke to a 74-67 win over W&L in Salem, Va. The Maroons hit 8-of-12 three-point attempts for the game and shot 71 percent from the floor in the second half in pulling out the win. Kelly Dyer led W&L with 31 points and six rebounds and Rich Peterson totaled 14 points and eight rebounds.
UP NEXT FOR W&L: The Generals hit the road on Monday, Jan. 11 for a non-conference affair at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Tip time is set for 7:00 pm.
THE HEAD COACHES: Kevin Moore (Brockport St. '83) is in his fourth season as the head coach at W&L and his 12th year of coaching. He claims an 18-63 (.222) record at W&L and a 140-156 (.473) overall mark. Moore came to W&L from Elmira College, where he posted a 122-93 log and took the Soaring Eagles to the NCAA Tournament in 1995. The Maroons are led by Page Moir (Virginia Tech '87), who is in his 10th year at Roanoke and has posted a 174-83 (.677) record. Moir earned the ODAC Coach of the Year award in 1994 and has taken a Roanoke team to the NCAA Tournament on four occasions (1994, 95, 96, 97). Moir's father, Charles, led Roanoke to the 1972 NCAA Division II National Championship.
W&L's LAST GAME: The Washington and Lee men's basketball team lost its second straight game on Thursday night, falling at Eastern Mennonite by a 77-65 score. The Royals jumped out to a 37-24 halftime lead and never looked back, as they cruised to the 12-point victory. EMU shot 48 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc. The Generals were led by sophomore guard Chad Braley who scored 13 points. Freshman guard Ben Johns added nine points. Junior center Rich Peterson scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in only 17 minutes of play, while freshman forward Bob Bustamante chipped in with eight points and six rebounds. EMU was paced by senior guard Matt Yoder, who scored 20 points. Junior guard Keion Green scored 17.
W&L vs. THE ODAC: W&L sports a 150-181 (.453) all-time record in the ODAC and is 310-266 (.538) all-time against the current members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The following is a breakdown of the Generals vs. the members of the ODAC:
Bridgewater (66-28) Eastern Mennonite (36-18) Emory & Henry (48-24) Guilford (7-13) Hampden-Sydney (40-50) Lynchburg (60-23) Randolph-Macon (12-38) Roanoke (33-57) Va. Wesleyan (8-15) SCOUTING ROANOKE: Roanoke enters today's game with a 4-6 overall record, 1-3 in the ODAC after defeating Bridgewater, 76-68, on Thursday evening at Bridgewater for its third straight win. Jason Strickland and Paris Butler scored 15 points each to lead the Maroons. On the season, Alex Phillips paces the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game. Kyle Murphy averages 11.0 per game and Strickland averages 10.1 per game. In all, seven players average 7.3 points per game or better.
PETERSON EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS: Junior center Rich Peterson earned ODAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season by hitting 10-of-12 shots from the field and all six of his free throws in tallying a season-high 26 points at Virginia Wesleyan. Peterson also gathered nine rebounds, blocked two shots, and held the ODAC's leading scorer, Jason Nickerson, to just eight points. The key to Peterson's play in staying out of foul trouble. He has fouled out of three games on the season and averages 16.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in games which he had three fouls or less. In games of four or more fouls, Peterson averages 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
WINDEX WONDERS: The Generals have established themselves as a good rebounding team in the early going, outrebounding their opponents in seven of their first nine games. W&L is averaging 33.1 rebounds per game to 30.7 for its opponents. Roanoke, on the other hand, has had problems cleaning the glass, being outrebounded by an average of 9.1 rebounds per game.
BUSTAMANTE PROVIDES BOOST OFF THE BENCH: Freshman forward Bob Bustamante has provided the Generals with a nice boost from the bench of late, averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds over his last three games. He also is a solid free throw shooter, who shoots 80 percent from the line (20-25).