Quakers grab two wins as men and women from Guilford both post victories

Posted by Andy Durham on December 10, 2009 at 11:28 am under College | Comments are off for this article

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Rhett Bonner (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth (Presbyterian)) scored 19 of his career- and game-high 28 points in the second half to rally visiting Guilford College to a 77-72 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball win over Hampden-Sydney College Wednesday night.

Guilford (5-1, 1-1 ODAC) is ranked seventh in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

The Tigers (4-3, 1-1 ODAC) drilled eight of their 12 three-pointers in the first half to open a 38-30 halftime lead. The Tigers’ Ben Jessee opened Hampden-Sydney’s second-half scoring with another trifecta that opened an 11-point Tigers’ lead.

A 10-0 Quakers’ run early in the second half got Guilford back into the game. Back-to-back Bonner three-pointers midway through the frame tied the game at 50 and gave the Quakers’ the lead for good at 53-50 with 11:40 left in regulation. A Harrison George (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville) bucket with 1:59 left made it a 70-68 game, but the Tigers drew no closer and the Quakers made all four free throws in the final five seconds to preserve the win.

In addition to Bonner’s second-half outburst, sophomore Gabriel Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) netted 12 points in the second period en route to a career-high 14 points. Tyler Sanborn (Mount Airy, N.C./Elkin) notched his fourth double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) also scored 12 for Guilford.

Turner King (Roanoke, Va./Roanoke Catholic) led five Tigers in double-figure scoring with 13 points. Colin O’Neill added 12 points and Jessee finisher with 11. Rookie Harrison George kept Hampden-Sydney in the game with 10 points, all in the second half, and a team-high six rebounds.

The Quakers are back in action Dec. 16 against visiting Maryville (Tenn.) College at 7:00 p.m.

Newspaper/Greensborosports.com Box Score
Guilford vs Hampden-Sydney
12/09/09 7:00 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney, Va. – Fleet Gymnasium
At Hampden-Sydney, Va. – Fleet Gymnasium
GUILFORD 77, HAMPDEN-SYDNEY 72
GUILFORD (5-1, 1-1 ODAC)
BONNER, Rhett 8-18 6-6 28; LOWDER, Gabriel 5-7 3-3 14; SANBORN, Tyler 6-12
0-0 12; HENSON, Clay 4-15 3-3 12; STEPHENSON, Martin 2-2 2-2 6; PITTMAN,
Josh 1-4 0-0 3; MONROE, Brad 1-1 0-0 2; HIGH, Eric 0-0 0-0 0; AKINSOLA, Tobi
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 14-14 77.
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (4-3, 1-1 ODAC)
Turner King 4-10 2-2 13; Colin O’Neill 4-8 4-8 12; Ben Jessee 4-9 0-0 11;
Harrison George 4-4 1-2 10; Karlis Trops 3-4 2-2 10; Jonathan Mudd 2-6 4-5
9; Randall Ward 2-4 0-0 6; Alex Potapov 0-1 1-2 1; Patrick Corrigan 0-0 0-0
0; Hakeem Croom 0-0 0-0 0; Lane Medlin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 14-21 72.
Guilford…………………. 30 47 – 77
Hampden-Sydney……………. 38 34 – 72
3-point goals–Guilford 9-25 (BONNER, Rhett 6-11; HENSON, Clay 1-9; PITTMAN,
Josh 1-3; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-2), Hampden-Sydney 12-23 (Ben Jessee 3-7; Turner
King 3-5; Karlis Trops 2-3; Randall Ward 2-4; Harrison George 1-1; Jonathan
Mudd 1-2; Lane Medlin 0-1). Fouled out–Guilford-None, Hampden-Sydney-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 34 (SANBORN, Tyler 11), Hampden-Sydney 26 (Harrison
George 6). Assists–Guilford 19 (HENSON, Clay 7), Hampden-Sydney 16 (Randall
Ward 3; Colin O’Neill 3). Total fouls–Guilford 17, Hampden-Sydney 15.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Hampden-Sydney-None. A-1346
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game.
Guilford is ranked seventh in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

Guilford Women Run Past Peace, 72-50

Greensboro, N.C. (12/9/09) — Guilford downed visiting Peace, 72-50, in non-conference action on Wednesday night in the Ragan-Brown Field House. The Quakers were led by Jazlyn Gibbs’ game-high 17 points. The win was the third straight for Guilford who improve to 5-3 on the season

Although the Quakers dominated the play in the first half building an eight-point lead, Peace’s (3-4) Brenna Mickey and Megan Bridges rallied to keep the score close, limiting Guilford to a slim 32-31 lead at the intermission.

The second half saw the scored tied at 34 apiece just two minutes into the game before Guilford exploded for a 24-10 run to pull away over the next 12 minutes. Guilford’s Ann Seufer and Alexa Williams contributed 12 and 10 points respectively to pace the Quakers for the game.

Mickey finished the game with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers. Bridges added 13 points in the losing effort.

Guilford is off for the winter holiday but returns to action Sunday (1/3) on the road against Methodist at 2:00 p.m.


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