Virginia Wesleyan hands men's basketball loss in ODAC opener

Chance Greene shoots a free throw.

Virginia Beach, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan men's basketball team opened up a 25-point lead late in the second half, and Lynchburg College's comeback attempt fell just short as the Hornets fell, 69-61, in Wednesday night's Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener.

Sophomore guard Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.) scored a team-high 13 points to go with four rebounds to highlight the LC stat line, and junior forward Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) added 11 points, going 3-for-4 from 3-point territory.



Final: Virginia Wesleyan 69, Lynchburg 61

Records: Virginia Wesleyan (5-0, 1-0 ODAC), Lynchburg (3-3, 0-1 ODAC)

Venue: Jane P. Batten Student Center, Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va.



- The two teams traded blows early on with Virginia Wesleyan leading most of the way. LC led twice in the half, both by one point after Schoeder 3-pointers at the 7:28 and 5:17 marks in the first half. VWU ended the half on an 18-4 run to lead 42-27 at halftime.

- The Marlins added separation after intermission with a 9-0 run and held a double-digit lead for much of the second half. Virginia Wesleyan's lead expanded to 25 points with 4:31 remaining before LC started to close the gap. The Hornets scored the last 17 points of the game.



The Hornets will continue their quest for their first ODAC victory in Ashland at 2 p.m. Saturday at Randolph-Macon College.