Guilford Men’s Basketball 81 – E. Mennonite 66

Posted by Don Moore on February 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SALEM, Va. — The ODAC Men’s Basketball Tournament opened with seedings in place in Friday afternoon as #1 Guilford College made its way past Eastern Mennonite University, 81-66, in the Salem Civic Center. The Quakers, now 22-4 on the season, are ranked 12th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. The Royals bow out with a 9-17 overall record.

The victory marks the 14th straight for Guilford, which matches the Quakers’ longest winning streak since 1974-75.

The Quakers opened a 20-point halftime lead thanks to a 52.5-percent shooting performance. Caleb Kimbrough hit all five of his field goal attempts, four coming from beyond the arc, for 14 points. Ben Strong added 13 first half markers and six rebounds. Brad Parkes went for nine points and six boards in the opening 20 minutes of play.

Strong finished with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds to register his league- and career-high 19th double-double. Tyler Sanborn added 12 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. Kimbrough was held scoreless in the second half, finishing with 14 points and Martin Stephenson chipped in a personal-best 11 points.

Parkes and Corey Bailey paced Eastern Mennonite with 12 points apiece. Parkes added seven boards while Bailey collected five caroms. D.J. Hinson had seven points and six rebounds.

Guilford plays in Saturday’s first men’s semifinal at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 versus Roanoke College, a 76-66 winner over Washington and Lee University in Friday’s other afternoon semifinal.

Newspaper Box Score
Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford – 02/29/08 1:00 p.m. at Salem, Va. – Civic Center At Salem, Va. – Civic Center
GUILFORD 81, EASTERN MENNONITE 66

EASTERN MENNONITE (9-17) BAILEY, Corey 5-6 2-2 12; PARKES, Brad 4-14 2-3 12; HINSON, D.J. 3-12 0-0 7; JOHNSON, George 2-8 0-0 6; TWINE, Austin 2-3 0-0 5; MCRAE, Devon 1-2 0-0 3; RUTSCHMAN, Jason 1-1 0-0 3; LYONS, Jered 1-5 0-0 3; PARRISH, LeRoger 1-4 0-0 3; LARIMER, Thomas 0-0 2-2 2; PEARSON, Caleb 0-1 2-2 2; ROY, Robert 1-1 0-0 2; PHILLIPS, Todd 1-3 0-0 2; HANNAH, Rashawn 1-1 0-0 2; PANCIONE, Orie 1-2 0-0 2; FITZGERALD, Chance 0-2 0-0 0; WEBSTER, DaSean 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-65 8-9 66.
GUILFORD (22-4) STRONG, Ben 10-16 3-4 23; KIMBROUGH, Caleb 5-7 0-0 14; SANBORN, Tyler 4-16 4-8 12; STEPHENSON, Martin 5-6 1-1 11; BELKOSKI, Eric 3-9 0-0 8; NEVILLE, George 4-7 0-0 8; HENSON, Clay 2-8 0-0 5; BONNER, Rhett 0-2 0-0 0; WARREN,
Sherrick 0-0 0-0 0; ENGEBRETSEN, Jake 0-0 0-0 0; STANLEY, Mat 0-1 0-0 0; EDMOND, Ray 0-2 0-0 0; COONEY, Matt 0-1 0-0 0; JOHNSON, Brandon 0-0 0-0 0.

Totals 33-75 8-13 81.
Eastern Mennonite…………. 29 37 – 66
Guilford…………………. 49 32 – 81
3-point goals–Eastern Mennonite 10-30 (JOHNSON, George 2-8; PARKES, Brad 2-6; HINSON, D.J. 1-4; PARRISH, LeRoger 1-2; LYONS, Jered 1-5; RUTSCHMAN, Jason 1-1; TWINE, Austin 1-1; MCRAE, Devon 1-1; PHILLIPS, Todd 0-1; PEARSON, Caleb 0-1), Guilford 7-16 (KIMBROUGH, Caleb 4-5; BELKOSKI, Eric 2-4; HENSON, Clay 1-3; BONNER, Rhett 0-1; STANLEY, Mat 0-1; EDMOND, Ray 0-2).
Fouled out–Eastern Mennonite-BAILEY, Corey, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Eastern Mennonite 35 (PARKES, Brad 7), Guilford 50 (SANBORN, Tyler 15).
Assists–Eastern Mennonite 9 (HINSON, D.J. 2; LYONS, Jered 2; PARKES, Brad 2), Guilford 13 (HENSON, Clay 4; KIMBROUGH, Caleb 4).
Total fouls–Eastern Mennonite 12, Guilford 13. Technical fouls–Eastern Mennonite-None,
Guilford-None. A-550
Old Dominion Athletic Conference quarterfinal. Guilford advances to play
Roanoke in Saturday’s (3/1) semifinal at 6:00 p.m.
Guilford is ranked 12th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.


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