College Men’s Basketball Final – Washington and Lee 90, Guilford 61:Tyler Dearman(Southern Guilford HS) with 13 points for Guilford

LEXINGTON, Va. – William Bruggeman scored a game-high 26 points and Kevin Dennin added 19 in Washington and Lee University’s 90-61 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball victory over visiting Guilford College Saturday.

Bruggeman (5-for-10) and Dennin (5-for-8) combined for 10 of the Generals’ 19 three-pointers in the game. The hot-shooting hosts connected on 19-of-33 (57.6%) trifectas and shot 53.4 percent from the floor overall.

The Generals (16-4, 8-3 ODAC) made their first seven shots, including three three-pointers by Bruggeman and two by Dennin. Guilford kept pace early by making seven of its first nine shots. Kyler Gregory’s (Yadkinville, N.C./Starmount) layup tied the score at 19 for Guilford 14:40 before halftime, but Washington and Lee reeled off the next 11 points. Bruggeman had 16 points at the break, which saw the hosts hold a 48-33 advantage.

After Guilford’s Liam Ward opened the second-half scoring, Washington and Lee rattled off 10 straight points capped by a Bruggeman triple to take a 58-35 advantage with 15:35 left to play. The Generals shot 9-for-15 (60%) from beyond the arc in the second half, compared to Guilford’s 3-for-13 (23.1%) three-point shooting.

Bruggeman and Dennin were Washington and Lee’s lone double-figure scorers. Teammate Curtis Mitchell collected nine points, four assists, eight rebounds, and three blocks. Mark Lamendola tallied eight points and eight boards for the Generals, who owned a 42-34 edge in rebounds.

Guilford’s Jorden Davis made 4-of-7 trifectas and finished with a team-best 16 points, 14 in the first half. Rookie Tyler Dearman (Greensboro, N.C./Southern Guilford) had three triples and netted 13 points off the bench. Gregory added 10 points and seven rebounds. Ward had four points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers host league-rival Ferrum College Wednesday (2/5) at 7:00 p.m.

Photos by Andy Gore
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Courtesy of Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics