Generals Drop the Garnet 59-48 in Washington & Lee Tournament Opener
LEXINGTON, Va. - The Swarthmore men's basketball team made its way back onto the the court after a 24-day break from action in the Washington and Lee Tournament in Lexington, Virginia. Swarthmore senior Danny Walker and junior Ryan Carmichael each netted 14 points against host Washington and Lee (7-2, 1-1), but the Garnet (1-8, 1-2) still fell to the Generals 59-48 in the tournament opener.
The Garnet put themselves in a big 21-point deficit early in the second half but went on a 11-2 run to drop the lead back down to 12 with 12:39 left in the game.
Walker and Carmichael's combined 28 points and freshman Will Gates' five points and nine rebounds helped to chip away at the W&L lead to get within seven points with only three minutes to play.
Swarthmore's offensive effort just wasn't enough to complete the comeback attempt, shooting only 28 percent from the field and going 1-of-17 from outside the arc.
Freshman Jordan Martinez added seven points for the Garnet along with two take-aways in the loss.
Washinton and Lee's Ben Goetsch sank 21 points and brought down 11 rebounds to keep the Generals lead constant.
After shaking off the cobwebs from the long winter break, the Garnet will now face off against Drew in the consolation game on Sunday January 3rd at 2:00 PM.