Lynchburg, Va. – Lynchburg College's men's basketball team suffered a tough 83-81 loss to the Generals of Washington and Lee.
Junior Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) played a strong game with 24 points, nine rebounds, and one block. Sophomore guard Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.) went 3-for-4 behind the free throw line totaling 15 points and four steals. Freshman T.C. Thacker (Madison Heights, Va.) had his starting debut for the Hornets and ended up collecting seven rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Final: Washington and Lee 83, Lynchburg 81
Records: Lynchburg College (6-6, 0-3 ODAC), Washington and Lee (8-4, 3-0 ODAC)
Venue: Turner Gymnasium, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Washington and Lee jumped on the board early, creating an 11-point lead in the first five minutes of play. The Hornets pushed hard to close the gap but ended up trailing 48-36 at the end of the first half.
Lynchburg exploded in the second half, fighting their way back into the game. The Hornets got the lead in the last five minutes of play with a 3-point shot from Schroeder assisted by Greene. The lead didn't last long as both teams scored back and forward. Greene tied the game, 81-81, from the free throw line with one minute left on the clock.
Washington and Lee ran out the clock, and the Generals' Clayton Murtha scored the winning basket in the last two seconds of play defeating the Hornets 83-81.
The Hornets will be on the road to face Roanoke Saturday Jan. 6 at 1 p.m.