Washington and Lee Men's Basketball Game Notes

Game 11 - W&L at Dickinson - January 11, 1999 - 7:00 pm
THE SERIES: W&L and Dickinson will be meeting for the fourth time this evening, with W&L holding a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams met last season in Lexington, with the Generals pulling out a 69-55 win.

LAST MEETING: (W&L 69, Dickinson 55; Jan. 12, 1998; Lexington, Va.): W&L placed four players in double-figures and outrebounded the Red Devils 44-25 in posting a 69-55 win in the Warner Center. With the game tied at 8-8 with 15:54 remaining in the opening period, W&L used a 16-2 run over the next 5:09 to take a commanding 24-10 lead that it would not relinquish. Rich Peterson led the Generals with 14 points and nine rebounds and was joined in double-figure scoring by Kevin Cobbin (13), Kelly Dyer (12), and Will Ballard (12). Nate Brought led Dickinson with 16 points.

UP NEXT FOR W&L: The Generals hit the road again on Wednesday, Jan. 13 for a game at Lynchburg College. Tip time is set for 7:30 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 18-64 (.220) record at W&L and a 140-157 (.471) 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 Red Devils are led by Dave Frohman, who has taken Dickinson to two NCAA Tournaments in the past six years and won the 1997 Centennial Conference Championship. Frohman has held coaching posts at Westminster and Xavier University before arriving at Dickinson in 1989.

W&L's LAST GAME: Trailing 41-30 with 16:04 remaining in the second half, Roanoke used a 20-2 run over the next 6:48 to take a commanding 50-43 lead in posting a 72-63 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. Roanoke shot 50 percent in the second half compared to just 34 percent for W&L and outrebounded the Generals 45-40. The Maroons (5-6, 2-3) were led offensively by junior guard Paris Butler, who posted a game-high 16 points. He was joined in double-figures by sophomore forward Jason Strickland, who scored 15 points, junior forward Kyle Murphy, who scored 14 points, and sophomore center Alex Phillips, who scored 11 points. The Generals (3-7, 2-4) were led by junior forward Scott Hudson, who scored 14 points and hauled in seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Will Ballard tallied 12 points and sophomore guard Chad Braley totaled 10 points for W&L.

W&L vs. THE CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: W&L sports an 18-12 (.600) all-time record against the current members of the Centennial Conference. The following is a breakdown of the Generals vs. the members of the Centennial:

Dickinson (3-0) Franklin & Marshall (2-2) Gettysburg (0-2) Haverford (2-2) Johns Hopkins (5-1) Swarthmore (4-2) Ursinus (0-1) Washington (Md.) (0-1) Western Maryland (2-1) SCOUTING DICKINSON: Dickinson enters tonight's game with a 2-7 overall record. The Red Devils are coming off a 78-61 loss to Ferrum on Saturday in the consolation game of the Elizabethtown Tournament. Nikki Edmund led Dickinson with 12 points. On the season, Dickinson is being led by Matt Shaffer, who averages 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He is the only Red Devil averaging in double figures. Dickinson is being outrebounded by an average of 4.5 rebounds per game and is allowing its opponents to shoot nearly 47 percent from the floor.

GENERALS ARE 0 FOR 1999: After ending 1998 with an 80-70 win over Emory & Henry on Dec. 9, the Generals have gone 0-3 in January with conference losses against Virginia Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite, Roanoke. In those three games, W&L has shot just 39.8 percent from the floor and just 29.9 percent from three-point range.

HUDSON TURNS IN BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON: Junior forward Scott Hudson turned in his best performance of the season on Saturday vs. Roanoke, scoring 14 points, gathering seven rebounds, and blocking three shots in just 25 minutes of action. On the season, Hudson is averaging 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

FOUL-PLAGUED PETERSON: Junior center Rich Peterson has been plagued with foul trouble this season, having fouled out of four-of-10 games on the season. When Peterson collects three fouls or less, he averages 16.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. When Peterson collects four or more fouls, he averages just 11.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. Peterson in currently tied for 19th in the country in field goal percentage (.625).

GENERALS TURN IN NATION'S BEST FREE THROW SHOOTING PERFORMANCE: In the Generals' loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 2, they hit 20-of-21 free throw attempts which currently is the best team free throw shooting performance in the NCAA Division III this season. W&L did not miss a free throw after the 14:15 mark of the opening half.


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