Guilford College women pick up 4th straight win and they do it in OT: Jazz Gibbs(SEG) deals 16

Posted by Andy Durham on February 15, 2010 at 11:07 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Jasmine Wood’s (Decatur, Ga./Dunwoody) free throw
with 8.7 seconds left in overtime gave Guilford College a 56-55 Old Dominion
Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over Eastern Mennonite University
Sunday.

The Quakers’ (13-9, 10-7 ODAC) fourth straight victory earned their first
sweep of the season series with the Royals (15-7, 11-7 ODAC) since 2004-05.

The defensive contest featured three ties, five lead changes and both teams
shooting less than 32 percent from the floor. Guilford led for most of the
contest, but never by more than nine points in the early moments of the
second half. Eastern Mennonite gradually worked its deficit down and took a
46-45 lead on Danielle Rittenhouse’s (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg)
three-pointer with 3:31 left in regulation.

Jazlyn Gibbs’ (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford (South Carolina-Aiken))
three-pointer with 1:58 remaining in the second half gave Guilford a 48-46
edge that grew to four points on two Wood free throws with 57 seconds
remaining. Eastern Mennonite rallied with a Brittany Snyder (Raphine,
Va./Riverheads) basket followed by Ebony Dennis’ (Baltimore, Md./Western)
game-tying jumper with 16 seconds remaining to force overtime.

The extra frame saw the teams combine for just two field goals and seven
turnovers. Ann Seufer’s (Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown) bucket with 3:15
left opened the scoring and gave Guilford a 54-52 lead. A Wood free throw
with 2:22 remaining in overtime made it a three-point game, but the Royals
tied it on Marla Young’s (Fishersville, Va./Wilson Memorial) three-pointer
with 1:26 remaining.

The teams traded turnovers before Wood drove the lane and was fouled. She
made the second of two free throws for a 56-55 Quakers’ lead. After a
timeout, Eastern Mennonite’s Melissa Lewis (Stuarts Draft, Va./Stuarts
Draft) tried a similar move, but lost the ball in a crowd as the final horn
sounded.

Seufer and Gibbs shared game-high scoring honors with 16 points apiece and
both added a team-high seven rebounds. Seufer, one of four Quakers’ seniors
playing their final home game, became Guilford’s 15th member of the
1,000-career points club with her overtime basket. Wood contributed nine
points and three assists.

Snyder paced Eastern Mennonite with 11 points off the bench, followed by
Rittenhouse’s 10 points. Rookie Sara Lamneck (Swoope, Va./Buffalo Gap)
scored four points, made three steals and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds
before fouling out.

The Quakers return to action Tuesday (2/16) at Randolph College at 7:00 p.m.

Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford

02/14/10 2:00 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD 56, EASTERN MENNONITE 55

EASTERN MENNONITE (15-7, 11-7 ODAC)

SNYDER, Brittany 5-14 0-0 11; RITTENHOUSE, D. 2-11 4-4 10; DENNIS, Ebony 3-8

0-0 8; LEWIS, Melissa 2-6 0-0 6; WOLFE, Miranda 3-5 0-1 6; YOUNG, Marla 2-4

0-0 6; LAMNECK, Sara 1-5 2-2 4; BASHORUN, Addie 1-6 0-0 2; TAYLOR, Shandell

1-3 0-0 2; BLANKENSHIP, Jenn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-63 6-7 55.

GUILFORD (13-9, 10-7 ODAC)

GIBBS, Jazlyn 5-16 4-4 16; SEUFER, Ann 6-19 1-1 16; WOOD, Jasmine 2-4 5-7 9;

MILES, Alexandria 3-10 0-0 6; WILLIAMS, Alexa 2-10 0-2 4; LeFEVERS, Lauren

1-4 0-0 3; TERRY, Joclyn 1-2 0-0 2; BIRDSALL, LeAnne 0-1 0-0 0; BARKER,

Shelly 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-66 10-14 56.

Eastern Mennonite…………. 19 33 3 – 55

Guilford…………………. 25 27 4 – 56

3-point goals–Eastern Mennonite 9-33 (DENNIS, Ebony 2-7; YOUNG, Marla 2-3;

RITTENHOUSE, D. 2-7; LEWIS, Melissa 2-3; SNYDER, Brittany 1-9; BLANKENSHIP,

Jenn 0-1; BASHORUN, Addie 0-3), Guilford 6-23 (SEUFER, Ann 3-12; GIBBS,

Jazlyn 2-7; LeFEVERS, Lauren 1-4). Fouled out–Eastern Mennonite-LAMNECK,

Sara, Guilford-None. Rebounds–Eastern Mennonite 47 (LAMNECK, Sara 14),

Guilford 43 (SEUFER, Ann 7; GIBBS, Jazlyn 7). Assists–Eastern Mennonite 15

(LEWIS, Melissa 6), Guilford 12 (WOOD, Jasmine 3). Total fouls–Eastern

Mennonite 15, Guilford 11. Technical fouls–Eastern Mennonite-None,

Guilford-None. A-150

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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