GUILFORD Mens Basketball 122-104 OVER EMORY & HENRY

Posted by Don Moore on February 23, 2008 at 8:52 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College scored a season-high 122 points in Saturday’s 122-104 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball win over visiting Emory & Henry College. Six different Quakers scored in double digits and helped Guilford shoot a season-high 68.1 percent in its final regular-season game.

The triumph extended Guilford’s winning streak to 13 games, the Quakers’ longest since 1974-75. Ranked 13th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll and third in the latest NCAA Division III South region rankings, Guilford improved to 21-4 and set the school record for ODAC wins (16-2). The loss ended Emory & Henry’s season with a 7-18 record (3-15 ODAC).

Eric Belkoski (Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Senior) and Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) paced the Quakers’ scoring with 21 points apiece. Belkoski, one of five Guilford seniors honored before their final home game, matched his career high for points in a game Henson added six rebounds and dished out a game- and career-high eight assists. Reigning ODAC Player of the Week Ben Strong (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) recorded his 18th double-double of the season with 17 points and a game-best 11 boards. Classmate Caleb Kimbrough (Carrboro, N.C./Chapel Hill) added 16 points and seven assists. The Quakers made 28-of-38 (73.7%) first-half shots on the way to their best shooting game of the year.

Junior Robert Hudson (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) made seven-of-14 three-pointers and scored game-high 26 points for Emory & Henry. Classmate Camillo Weinz (Radford, Va./Radford) added 23 points off the bench, thanks to seven-for-16 shooting from beyond the arc. The Wasps scored the most points against Guilford this year thanks to 22-of-57 three-point shooting. After falling behind by 25 points early in the second half, Emory & Henry pulled to within 11 points with 9:20 left, but no closer.

Guilford, the top seed for next week’s ODAC Tournament in Salem, Va., plays eighth-seeded Eastern Mennonite University Friday (2/29) in the tourney’s opening game at 1:00 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Emory & Henry vs Guilford 02/23/08 3:00 p.m. at Greensboro, N.C.-Ragan-Brown Field House At Greensboro, N.C.-Ragan-Brown Field House
GUILFORD 122, EMORY & HENRY 104
EMORY & HENRY (7-18, 3-15 ODAC)
HUDSON, Robert 8-16 3-5 26; WEINZ, Camillo 8-17 0-0 23; HUCKINS, Kyle 4-7
3-4 11; HART, Andrew 4-12 0-0 11; CHRISTIAN, Jarell 5-9 0-0 11; LEE, Josh
3-8 2-2 10; BLAND, Shavar 2-6 0-0 6; LEARY, Antonio 2-4 0-0 4; DYSON, JD 1-5
0-0 2; STAFFORD, Bobby 0-0 0-0 0; RIGNEY, Josh 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 8-11
104.
GUILFORD (21-4, 16-2 ODAC)
HENSON, Clay 7-11 6-6 21; BELKOSKI, Eric 9-15 2-2 21; STRONG, Ben 7-9 3-3
17; KIMBROUGH, Caleb 6-10 2-2 16; BONNER, Rhett 6-7 0-0 12; NEVILLE, George
4-7 2-2 10; SANBORN, Tyler 3-4 2-2 8; STEPHENSON, Martin 3-4 0-0 6; EDMOND,
Ray 3-3 0-0 6; ANDERSON, T.C. 1-1 3-4 5; STANLEY, Mat 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
49-72 20-21 122.
Emory & Henry…………….. 47 57 – 104
Guilford…………………. 68 54 – 122
3-point goals–Emory & Henry 22-57 (WEINZ, Camillo 7-16; HUDSON, Robert
7-14; HART, Andrew 3-11; LEE, Josh 2-5; BLAND, Shavar 2-5; CHRISTIAN, Jarell
1-2; RIGNEY, Josh 0-1; DYSON, JD 0-3), Guilford 4-10 (KIMBROUGH, Caleb 2-3;
BELKOSKI, Eric 1-1; HENSON, Clay 1-3; STEPHENSON, Martin 0-1; STANLEY, Mat
0-1; STRONG, Ben 0-1). Fouled out–Emory & Henry-CHRISTIAN, Jarell,
Guilford-None. Rebounds–Emory & Henry 34 (HUCKINS, Kyle 7; HUDSON, Robert
7), Guilford 39 (STRONG, Ben 11). Assists–Emory & Henry 20 (STAFFORD, Bobby
7), Guilford 28 (HENSON, Clay 8). Total fouls–Emory & Henry 23, Guilford
12. Technical fouls–Emory & Henry-CHRISTIAN, Jarell, Guilford-None. A-1017
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game.
Guilford is ranked 13th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.


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