Guilford men upset by Eastern Mennonite as #1 Quakers fall hard at home

Posted by Andy Durham on February 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm under College | 4 Comments to Read

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Todd Phillips scored a game-high 27 points and George
Johnson added 21 as 16th-ranked Eastern Mennonite University knocked off
number-one Guilford College, 90-63, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference
(ODAC) basketball Wednesday night. The Royals’ first victory over Guilford
since Feb. 5, 2001, ended the Quakers’ 15-game winning streak in 2009-10 and
their 17-game skein versus Eastern Mennonite.

The win marks Eastern Mennonite’s second over the number-one team in the
D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. The Royals upended league-foe Randolph-Macon
College, 90-67, Jan. 13 in Harrisonburg, Va., when the Yellow Jackets were
ranked first. Entering tonight’s game, Eastern Mennonite had lost both of
its last two road contests and slipped to third-place in the ODAC standings.

Johnson hit for 17 points and Phillips scored 12 to spark the visitors to a
44-34 halftime lead. The pair combined for six three-pointers in the half,
while Guilford shot 0-4 from long range.

Phillips erupted in the second period, scoring 13 of the Royals’ first 16
points of the period. His jumper with 14:07 left in the game opened a 60-41
lead that grew to as many as 30 points with eight minutes remaining. In the
second half, Eastern Mennonite connected on 15-of-26 (57/7%) shots and held
the home-standing Quakers to 30.3% shooting. Guilford shot a season-low
39.4% for the game, including one-for-13 from three-point range.

Phillips, who scored 15 second-half points, totaled five rebounds, a
game-high five assists, three steals and a blocked shot in 24 minutes. Orie
Pancione contributed 12 points, a team-high seven rebounds and three assists
for the Royals. Teammate Eli Crawford added eight points, seven boards and
three assists off the bench.

Guilford’s Tyler Sanborn recorded his league-leading 18th double-double of
the season with 21 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. He had 17 points and
nine boards by halftime. Martin Stephenson and Rhett Bonner both added 10
points for the Quakers.

Guilford returns to action Saturday (2/13) against visiting league-rival
Lynchburg College at 3:00 p.m.

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Newspaper Box Score
Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford
02/10/10 7:00 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
EASTERN MENNONITE 90, GUILFORD 63
EASTERN MENNONITE (17-3, 10-2 ODAC)
PHILLIPS, Todd 10-17 4-5 27; JOHNSON, George 5-9 7-7 21; PANCIONE, Orie 5-7
2-5 12; TWINE, Austin 3-5 0-2 8; CRAWFORD, Eli 3-8 2-3 8; HOLLORAN, Luke 3-5
0-0 6; THORNE, Andrew 1-1 2-2 5; HINSON, D.J. 1-9 1-2 3; KING, Eric 0-0 0-0
0; CHISNELL, Cutter 0-0 0-0 0; WHITE, Jesse 0-0 0-0 0; HARRISON, Martin 0-0
0-0 0; LEAMAN, Jonathan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-62 18-26 90.
GUILFORD (19-2, 10-2 ODAC)
SANBORN, Tyler 10-16 1-2 21; STEPHENSON, Martin 5-10 0-1 10; BONNER, Rhett
2-7 6-6 10; HENSON, Clay 3-15 0-0 7; MONROE, Brad 3-5 0-0 6; ANDERSON, T.C.
1-2 3-5 5; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-4 0-0 2; AKINSOLA, Tobi 1-1 0-0 2; TRACY,
Travis 0-1 0-1 0; HIGH, Eric 0-1 0-0 0; PITTMAN, Josh 0-4 0-0 0. Totals
26-66 10-15 63.
Eastern Mennonite…………. 44 46 – 90
Guilford…………………. 34 29 – 63
3-point goals–Eastern Mennonite 10-26 (JOHNSON, George 4-7; PHILLIPS, Todd
3-9; TWINE, Austin 2-3; THORNE, Andrew 1-1; HINSON, D.J. 0-4; LEAMAN,
Jonathan 0-1; CRAWFORD, Eli 0-1), Guilford 1-13 (HENSON, Clay 1-7; BONNER,
Rhett 0-3; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-1; PITTMAN, Josh 0-2). Fouled out–Eastern
Mennonite-None, Guilford-None. Rebounds–Eastern Mennonite 39 (PANCIONE,
Orie 7; CRAWFORD, Eli 7), Guilford 41 (SANBORN, Tyler 13). Assists–Eastern
Mennonite 17 (PHILLIPS, Todd 5), Guilford 10 (ANDERSON, T.C. 3; PITTMAN,
Josh 3). Total fouls–Eastern Mennonite 18, Guilford 22. Technical
fouls–Eastern Mennonite-None, Guilford-None. A-750
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Guilford is ranked 1st in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. Eastern
Mennonite is ranked 16th.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


  • Amused said,

    Did the ACC cancel their season? You guys didn’t list the schedule. Did UNC and Duke cancel their game?

  • Cynic Marvich said,

    That’s right, Duke and UNC need more covreage. You can never find anything about them in the newspaper or ESPN. Also, when those 2 teams meet nobody is aware or is talking about the game.

    Remove tongue implanting from cheek.

  • ohnoididnt said,

    The Greatest team in Guilford Co History showed their true colors tonight! lol

  • dale fulton said,

    Do you think Guilford was looking ahead to their matchup with Oak Ridge? LOL!!!!!