WINCHESTER, Va. – Visiting Washington and Lee continued its strong men's basketball season with an 83-78 ODAC victory over Shenandoah University Wednesday evening at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.
W&L (14-8, 9-4 ODAC) led for nearly 37 minutes in earning the win over SU (8-14, 3-10).
Shenandoah, on the strength of three straight buckets early in the contest, took an 8-4 lead by the 18:09 mark.
Unfortunately for the Wilkins Center faithful, the Generals answered with a 14-0 run to take an 18-8 lead by the first media timeout.
The Hornets were able to battle all the way back to tie it at 23-23 thanks to a 15-5 run from the 13:12 to 8:39 marks, but were unable to retake the lead.
W&L closed out the first half with an 18-11 run to lead 41-34 at the break.
Another SU run, this one 14-5 from the 2:43 mark of the first to the 14:00 mark of the second, brought the game back to level for the final time.
Christopher Chaney's layup tied it at 46-46 for the hosts.
The Generals answered again, scoring 16 straight points in a span of 3:53 to effectively seal the victory.
From this point on, the visitors led by at least seven points until Dominic Steward closed out the game's scoring with a 3-pointer at the one second mark.
Chaney, with 10 rebounds, had his second consecutive and sixth overall double-double of the season.