Guilford O-Qua as in OK Quakers in win over HSC Tigers: Sanborn goes 22/16

Posted by Andy Durham on February 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm under College | 5 Comments to Read

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College pulled out a stirring 76-74 home win over Hampden-Sydney College Wednesday night in the Quakers’ debut as thetop-ranked team in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Guilford’s Rhett Bonner (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth (Presbyterian) scored on driving layup with 9.3 seconds left in regulation to break the game’s 11th and final tie. After a timeout, the Quakers’ Tyler Sanborn(Mount Airy, N.C./Elkin) blocked a Turner King (Roanoke, Va./Roanoke Catholic) jumper in the game’s waning seconds, to preserving Guilford’s 15th straight win and its eighth in a row over its Old Dominion AthleticConference (ODAC) rival.

King led all scorers with 26 points, including 20 in the second half that helped the Tigers erase an 11-point deficit with 11:17 left in the game. His three-pointer with 7:55 remaining tied capped an 11-2 Tigers’ run and tied the game at 57-57.

Guilford’s T.C. Anderson (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope) made his lone basket of the game, a three-pointer with 45 seconds left that opened a 74-70 cushion. King made two free throws at the other end and the Tigers’ Harrison George (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville) picked Bonner’s pocket and scored a game-tying dunk with 19 seconds remaining.

Bonner took the ensuing inbounds pass, drove the length of the floor and scored the game-winner with a driving runner through traffic. He finished with 17 points, 11 in the second half.

Sanborn paced the Quakers with 22 points, a game-high 16 rebounds and four blocked shots for his league-leading 17th double-double of the year. With senior Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) held to a season-low five points, rookie Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) contributed a career-high 14 points off the bench behind four-of-five three-point shooting. Guilford enjoyed a 42-29 rebounding advantage that included 18 offensive boards leading to 28 second-chance points.

King shot four-of-six from three-point range and shared team-high rebounding honors with Colin O’Neill (Ft. Leavenworth, Kan./Ft. Leavenworth) (10 points). Ben Jessee (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) had 12 points and four assists, but did not score in the second half. George finished with 10 points, six boards and two assists off the bench.

The Quakers return to action Saturday (2/6) at league-rival Washington and Lee University at 3:00 p.m.

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Newspaper Box Score
Hampden-Sydney vs Guilford
02/03/10 7:00 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
GUILFORD 76, HAMPDEN-SYDNEY 74
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (11-10, 6-6 ODAC) KING, Turner 9-16 4-4 26; JESSEE, Ben 4-16 0-0 12; GEORGE, Harrison 5-7 0-0 10; O’NEILL, Colin 5-6 0-1 10; WARD, Randall 2-5 0-0 6; MUDD, Jonathan 1-2 4-4 6; MEDLIN, Lane 0-2 2-2 2; POTAPOV, Alex 1-3 0-0 2; TROPS, Karlis 0-1 0-0 0; CROOM, Hakeem 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 10-11 74.
GUILFORD (19-1, 10-1 ODAC)
SANBORN, Tyler 8-14 6-10 22; BONNER, Rhett 5-10 4-4 17; PITTMAN, Josh 5-8 0-0 14; STEPHENSON, Martin 1-3 6-6 8; MONROE, Brad 3-6 1-2 7; HENSON, Clay 1-14 2-2 5; ANDERSON, T.C. 1-3 0-0 3; LOWDER, Gabriel 0-1 0-0 0; AKINSOLA, Tobi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 19-24 76.
Hampden-Sydney……………. 33 41 – 74
Guilford…………………. 37 39 – 76

3-point goals–Hampden-Sydney 10-25 (JESSEE, Ben 4-14; KING, Turner 4-6;
WARD, Randall 2-4; TROPS, Karlis 0-1), Guilford 9-21 (PITTMAN, Josh 4-5;
BONNER, Rhett 3-7; ANDERSON, T.C. 1-2; HENSON, Clay 1-7). Fouled
out–Hampden-Sydney-None, Guilford-None. Rebounds–Hampden-Sydney 29
(O’NEILL, Colin 7; KING, Turner 7), Guilford 42 (SANBORN, Tyler 16).
Assists–Hampden-Sydney 16 (MUDD, Jonathan 6), Guilford 12 (HENSON, Clay 3;
BONNER, Rhett 3). Total fouls–Hampden-Sydney 18, Guilford 13. Technical
fouls–Hampden-Sydney-None, Guilford-None. A-1800
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Guilford is ranked first in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.


  • mick said,

    With Dave Odom in the house!

    HSC won the real battle. The battle of the whacky student sections!

    Ben and Mick had a great time.

  • Mick and Ben said,

    Lets not forget the purple Tele-tubbie!

  • Andy said,

    The Tele-tubbie and the Tiger at the water cooler, Batman and Robin eat your heart out!

    That HSC cheering may have topped the Quakers cheering section. Any real Quakers in the house last night????? You students need to get on the stick and take down Da House and own your house and call it “Brown Town”…..

    “Primetime” Brian Hall was there from News 2 and it’s Brian Hall, the man to call when you want to see it all……

  • mick said,

    The duel of the whacky student section was a blow out. The HSC kids had The Quaker students on their heels from the moment of their late arrival. They appeared wittier, quicker and were at times even louder. Perhaps they were a bit more “well lubed” as well. The Tigers were well rehearsed yet spontaneous at the same time! They owned the air and all but made it a neutral court and sometimes even took it a step further. Much like a Carolina crowd the Quaker 3/4 of the crowd cheered when things went really well and got loud with good plays and of course the win but were for the most part just taken aback and hushed by the rowdies (some times too rowdy) from Va. Nothing like watching older ladies of GC Quaker persuasion getting pissed and hurling epithets at a bunch of rowdy kids from a visiting college. The GCQ crowd was rattled. PERIOD! I have never seen anything like it. Is HSC all male. I saw no chick tigers last night except a mom or two?

    However, I must give credit where credit is due. The GCQ kids gave it all they had but just never really recovered from the HSC rowdy entrance. Like a boxer fighting back after a an early round knockdown! Maybe it was the tele-tubbie. I really liked the preppy theme the Quakers were rockin! I havent really seen kelly green shorts and a pink button down in about 25 years! Whats next add a bead necklaces? Popped Collars! I saw a jean jacket last night! Yikes!

    Who is that dude on the end of the bench for the Quakers. I would have thought Keith Hernandez of Seinfeld and MLB fame would have used up all his eligibility?

    Good job and I hope much $$$ was raised for Jimmy V Foundation. We had fun and will definitely go back. lets see how the whacky students rebound.

    Had a blast!

  • Andy said,

    1,800 fans there last night and that is certainly a good local turnout….

    Great crowd and a very fun atmosphere as you stated Mick.