Guilford men wear out Virginia Wesleyan as Quakers move to (14-1) on the season

Posted by Andy Durham on January 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Tyler Sanborn’s 10th straight double-double lifted sixth-ranked Guilford College to a 71-56 home win over number-eight Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday afternoon. Sanborn tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds, both game highs, to send the Quakers (14-1, 5-1 ODAC) to their 10th straight win and avenge their lone loss of the year.

The Marlins (14-2, 5-2 ODAC) saw their 11-game winning streak end. Virginia Wesleyan downed Guilford Dec. 5 in Virginia Beach, Va., 71-68.

Guilford held a 38-34 halftime lead after an evenly-played first period that saw both teams shoot 50 percent or better from the field. Virginia Wesleyan cut the deficit 42-41 on a Stephen Fields basket just over three minutes into the second half.

Following a Guilford timeout, the Quakers scored the next seven points and opened a 57-45 edge midway through the period with a 13-4 run. Sanborn scored four during the burst and rookie Josh Pittman capped a key possession with a long three-pointer as the shot clock neared expiration.

The Marlins managed only 21.4 percent field-goal shooting in the second half after shooting 51.7 percent in the first period. Back-to-back three-pointers by Jamie Richardson made it an eight-point game with 7:20 remaining, but the Marlins drew no closer.

Clay Henson finished with 15 points for Guilford and teammate Rhett Bonner added 12 points. Martin Stephenson contributed nine points and four rebounds. Pittman finished with eight points and two assists off the bench.

Fields’ 14 points led Virginia Wesleyan followed by Richardson’s 12 points. Quantrell Simmons scored 11 points, all in the first half. Donald Vaughn totaled eight points, 10 boards, four assists and three steals.

Guilford entertains league-rival Roanoke College Monday (1/18) night at 7:00p.m.
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Newspaper Box Score
Virginia Wesleyan vs Guilford
01/16/10 2:00 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
GUILFORD 71, VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 56
VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (14-2, 5-2 ODAC)
FIELDS, Stephen 5-14 3-4 14; RICHARDSON, Jamie 5-7 0-0 12; SIMMONS,
Quantrell 4-10 0-0 11; ASTORGA, Chris 3-5 2-3 8; VAUGHN, Donald 3-9 2-2 8;
ROBERTS, Ed 1-6 0-0 3; TEASLEY, Chris 0-3 0-0 0; MOORE, Chris 0-1 0-0 0;
WATSON, Trevor 0-0 0-0 0; WEYANT, Tim 0-1 0-0 0; BURNS, Jason 0-0 0-0 0;
FORD, Tre’ 0-0 0-0 0; BROWN, Ali 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-57 7-9 56.
GUILFORD (14-1, 5-1 ODAC)
SANBORN, Tyler 9-11 3-4 21; HENSON, Clay 7-16 1-1 15; BONNER, Rhett 4-10 4-4
12; STEPHENSON, Martin 2-5 5-6 9; PITTMAN, Josh 2-6 2-2 8; AKINSOLA, Tobi
0-0 2-2 2; ANDERSON, T.C. 1-2 0-0 2; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-3 0-0 2; MONROE, Brad
0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-54 17-19 71.
Virginia Wesleyan…………. 34 22 – 56
Guilford…………………. 38 33 – 71

3-point goals–Virginia Wesleyan 7-19 (SIMMONS, Quantrell 3-7; RICHARDSON,
Jamie 2-2; ROBERTS, Ed 1-4; FIELDS, Stephen 1-3; TEASLEY, Chris 0-2;
ASTORGA, Chris 0-1), Guilford 2-14 (PITTMAN, Josh 2-4; HENSON, Clay 0-5;
BONNER, Rhett 0-3; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-1; LOWDER, Gabriel 0-1). Fouled
out–Virginia Wesleyan-VAUGHN, Donald, Guilford-None. Rebounds–Virginia
Wesleyan 34 (VAUGHN, Donald 10), Guilford 33 (SANBORN, Tyler 15).
Assists–Virginia Wesleyan 11 (VAUGHN, Donald 4), Guilford 13 (ANDERSON,
T.C. 3). Total fouls–Virginia Wesleyan 18, Guilford 13. Technical
fouls–Virginia Wesleyan-None, Guilford-None. A-1450
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Guilford is ranked 6th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. Va. Wesleyan is ranked 8th in the poll.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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