#6 Guilford takes over Tennessee: Sanborn and Henson hot

Posted by Andy Durham on December 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SEWANEE, Tenn. – Seniors Tyler Sanborn and Clay Henson combined for 51 points in Guilford College’s 71-58 victory over Huntingdon College Saturday in the opening round of the Lon Varnell Classic at the University of the South.

Sanborn, a 6-10 senior center, totalled 27 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs. The Quakers (7-1) are ranked sixth in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. Henson added 24 points, a game-high six assists and four steals for Guilford.

Henson had 13 first-half points and Sanborn added 12 points and 10 boards to spark Guilford to a 34-22 halftime lead. The Hawks (2-5) stayed in the game thanks to five second-half three-pointers and pulled to within 51-46 on an Ephraim Hudson trifecta with 8:39 left in regulation.

The Quakers answered with an 8-0 run, capped by a Sanborn dunk, to regain a 59-46 edge with 6:21 remaining. Huntingdon trimmed the deficit to seven points on two Hudson free throws with 1:46 to play, but Guilford scored the game’s final six points and did not allow a field goal in the final 3:27.

Rhett Bonner added 11 points and three three-pointers for the Quakers, who shot an uncharacteristic 51.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Leon Frazier’s nine points led the Hawks’ scoring. Jack Montgomery contributed five points and a team-best 13 rebounds, seven off the offensive glass.

Guilford wraps up tournament play Sunday (12/20) at 2:00 p.m. (EST) against Rust College, a 74-67 winner over host Sewanee in Saturday’s opening game.

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Newspaper Box Score
Huntingdon vs Guilford
12/19/09 3:00 p.m. at Sewanee, TN – Fowler Center
At Sewanee, TN – Fowler Center
GUILFORD 71, HUNTINGDON 58
HUNTINGDON (2-5)
Leon Frazier, Jr. 3-9 2-2 9; Ephraim Hudson 2-6 2-2 8; Michael Campbell 4-5
0-0 8; Reggie Sprouse 3-8 0-0 7; Adrian Williams 2-9 0-0 6; Heath Miller 2-5
0-0 6; Deshaun Williams 2-5 0-0 5; Jack Montgomery 2-7 1-1 5; Chris Roberts
0-6 2-2 2; James Daniels 1-1 0-0 2; John Sloan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-61 7-7
58.
GUILFORD (7-1)
SANBORN, Tyler 11-19 5-12 27; HENSON, Clay 8-15 6-10 24; BONNER, Rhett 4-8
0-1 11; AKINSOLA, Tobi 2-3 0-0 4; PITTMAN, Josh 1-5 0-0 2; LOWDER, Gabriel
0-3 2-2 2; MONROE, Brad 0-2 1-2 1; HIGH, Eric 0-0 0-0 0; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-4
0-0 0; STEPHENSON, Martin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-61 14-27 71.
Huntingdon……………….. 22 36 – 58
Guilford…………………. 34 37 – 71
3-point goals–Huntingdon 9-33 (Ephraim Hudson 2-6; Heath Miller 2-5; Adrian
Williams 2-5; Reggie Sprouse 1-3; Leon Frazier, Jr. 1-5; Deshaun Williams
1-4; Chris Roberts 0-5), Guilford 5-21 (BONNER, Rhett 3-6; HENSON, Clay 2-7;
PITTMAN, Josh 0-3; LOWDER, Gabriel 0-2; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-3). Fouled
out–Huntingdon-None, Guilford-None. Rebounds–Huntingdon 37 (Jack
Montgomery 13), Guilford 43 (SANBORN, Tyler 14). Assists–Huntingdon 12
(Reggie Sprouse 3), Guilford 18 (HENSON, Clay 6). Total fouls–Huntingdon
21, Guilford 12. Technical fouls–Huntingdon-John Sloan, Guilford-None. A-87
Opening Round of the Lon Varnell Classic
Guilford is ranked 6th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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