College Men’s Basketball Final – Washington and Lee 62, #22 Guilford 58

Posted by Press Release on January 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

LEXINGTON, Va. – Javon McDonald tied a school record with seven three-pointers and helped Washington and Lee University upset visiting Guilford College, 62-58, in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball action Saturday.

Guilford (14-3, 6-2 ODAC), ranked 22nd in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, saw its nine-game winning streak snapped as Washington and Lee (9-8, 4-4 ODAC) ended a four-game losing skid.

McDonald made his first six three-pointers and had 18 first-half points, which helped the hosts to a 36-33 halftime lead. A McDonald three-pointer opened a 26-15 Generals’ edge at 8:24 of the opening half before the Quakers finished the frame on an 18-10 run.

While Guilford tied the game three times, twice in the second half, Washington and Lee never trailed. A three-pointer by Guilford’s Matt McCarthy just over three minutes into the game tied the score at 42-42, but Washington and Lee used Quakers’ turnovers on consecutive possessions and regained a five-point edge midway through the half. Andrew Franz’ jumper with 7:13 to play opened a six-point Generals’ edge, their largest lead of the half. Guilford twice made it a one-possession contest down the stretch, but Washington and Lee got a clutch Kevin Gill three-pointer with 52 seconds and two Franz free throws 40 seconds later that iced the victory.

McDonald scored just three second-half points, but led all scorers with 21. Franz finished with 10 and J.D. Ey added nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds, four offensive. Washington and Lee grabbed 10 offensive rebounds, which led to 14 second-chance points. The Generals also turned the ball over a season-low six times, nearly 11 below their season average.

McCarthy led Guilford with 20 points, one off his career high, and Pittman finished with 17. Jake Hopkins notched his season’s second double-double with 10 points and a team-best 11 boards. Zeb Richardson added eight points and eight rebounds.

Guilford returns to action Wednesday (1/23) when it hosts league-rival Lynchburg College at 7:00 p.m.

Guilford vs Washington and Lee
01/19/13 2:00 p.m. at Lexington, VA – Warner Center
At Lexington, VA – Warner Center


WASHINGTON AND LEE – 62
GUILFORD – 58

GUILFORD (14-3, 6-2 ODAC): McCARTHY, Matt 7-16 2-3 20; PITTMAN, Josh 7-14 0-0 17; HOPKINS, Jake 3-6 4-4 10; RICHARDSON, Zeb 4-8 0-0 8; TRACY, Travis 1-6 0-0 2; HINTON, Jarred 0-1 1-2 1; FREEMAN, Will 0-1 0-2 0; STEVENSON, Ben 0-4 0-0 0; TURPIN, Clarence 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 7-11 58.

WASHINGTON AND LEE (9-8, 4-4 ODAC): MCDONALD, Javon 7-11 0-0 21; FRANZ, Andrew 3-8 3-4 10; GILL, Kevin 3-4 0-1 9; EY, J.D. 4-11 1-2 9; DOUGLAS, Darren 3-11 0-0 7; KIMBERLY, Drew 2-6 2-4 6; O’CONNOR, Patrick 0-2 0-0 0; ETLING, Jim 0-2 0-0 0; ADKINS, Jeremy 0-3 0-0 0; ASIYO, Jok 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 6-11 62.

   Guilford......................   33   25  -   58
   Washington and Lee............   36   26  -   62

3-point goals–Guilford 7-21 (McCARTHY, Matt 4-7; PITTMAN, Josh 3-6; TRACY, Travis 0-3; HINTON, Jarred 0-1; STEVENSON, Ben 0-4), Washington and Lee 12-31 (MCDONALD, Javon 7-9; GILL, Kevin 3-4; FRANZ, Andrew 1-4; DOUGLAS, Darren 1-8; ETLING, Jim 0-1; ADKINS, Jeremy 0-2; O’CONNOR, Patrick 0-2; EY, J.D. 0-1).
Fouled out–Guilford-None, Washington and Lee-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 38 (HOPKINS, Jake 11), Washington and Lee 34 (EY, J.D. 12).
Assists–Guilford 10 (PITTMAN, Josh 4), Washington and Lee 12 (KIMBERLY, Drew 3; FRANZ, Andrew 3).
Total fouls–Guilford 13, Washington and Lee 11.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Washington and Lee-None.
Attendance–525

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Guilford is ranked 9th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll
McDonald tied a school record with seven three-pointers.
The loss ends Guilford’s nine-game winning streak.


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