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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 For Immediate Release - 2/9/10 - #211 Lynchburg Comeback Falls Short as W&L Wins 71-62 in Men’s Hoops BOX SCORE LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg College men’s basketball team rallied back from a 13-point deficit, but the comeback fell short as Washington & Lee won 71-62 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action. A 9-0 run near the middle of the second-half cut Washington & Lee’s lead to just 48-47 with 10:13 remaining in the contest. The game remained close and the Hornets were down just 54-52 at the 5:43 mark, but a 5-0 spurt put W&L up seven with 3:29 remaining and they sealed the game at the free throw line, making five freebies in the final 38 seconds. Austin Chillemi (Richmond, VA/Trinity Episcopal) had a career game, tallying 13 points, nailing six of 10 shots, while corralling eight rebounds, six of the offensive variety, along with three blocks in 23 minutes. Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) posted 10 points, 10 rebounds, and one steal. With the lone steal, Echols tied Andy Albright’s ‘06 school record for single season steals. Brad Puffenbarger (Blue Grass, VA/Highland) totaled seven points and five boards, Jeff Langrock (Southbury, CT/Pomperaug) tacked on seven points and six caroms, and Brandan Connor (Chesterfield, VA/Benedictine) dished out five assists. Jason Cimino contributed with 13 points and four assists for the Generals, Ben Goetsch made five of nine shots for 13 points, and Zac White had 12 points and seven rejections. Jeremy Adkins and Hans Harris each gave W&L nine points. The game was a block party, with W&L posting nine rejections to six for LC. LC dominated on the glass, grabbing 45 boards, 22 offensive, to just 31 total caroms for Washington & Lee. Lynchburg goes on the road this weekend to battle top ranked Guilford College on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Greensboro, NC. ###