Quaker Men Drop ODAC Opener vs. W&L, 94-90

Kyler Gregory '20  (Emily Zegel '18 photo)
Kyler Gregory '20 (Emily Zegel '18 photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- William Brueggeman scored a game-high 21 points off the bench as Washington and Lee rallied for a 94-90 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win at Guilford College Wednesday night. The Generals improved to 3-2 and 2-0 in league play. The Quakers dropped to 2-3, 0-1.

Bruggeman came off the bench to convert 7-of-11 field goals and made five 3-pointers. The Generals had five players record double-digits: Devin Kearns, 19 points; Clayton Murtha, 13; Roy McMillan, 12 and Nicholas George, 12.

Carson Long had a team-best 20 points for Guilford. Kyler Gregory tallied 17 points and Alston Thompson added 16. Marcus Curry and PJ Stephens netted 14 and 11 points respectively. 

Guilford led 49-34 at halftime. The visitors, however, shot 65-percent in the second half to emerge with the victory. The Generals went on a 28-11 run to begin the final period. Bruggeman's 3-pointer put the visitors ahead, 62-60, with 12:59 remaining in the game.

The home team regained the lead, but W&L's McMillan made a layup with 2:15 left to push the score to 81-80 for the Generals. They did not trail again.

For the game, W&L shot 51-percent (32-63) to Guilford's 38-81 (47-percent). The Generals made 12 3-pointers and were 18-of-22 from the free throw line. GC drained seven 3-pointers and went 7-of-10 from the charity. Guilford led in rebounding, 44-32. 

Tom Palombo's Quakers travel to Bridgewater for an ODAC game on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.