Guilford College 75, College of Wooster 68 – NCAA Division III Playoffs

Posted by Don Moore on March 12, 2010 at 11:39 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GUILFORD DOWNS WOOSTER 75-68 TO SET UP NCAA SECTIONAL FINAL MATCHUP WITH ODAC RIVAL

Greensboro, N.C. (3/12/10) — No. 3-ranked Guilford College held off No. 17 Wooster College (Ohio) 75-68 in the third round (sectional) of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship March 12, setting up a sectional-final matchup with Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Eastern Mennonite University (Va.).

Guilford (29-2) is in the sectional final for the third time in four years and will meet a No. 10 EMU team (25-4) that handed the Quakers their last defeat, 90-63, in Greensboro Feb. 10. Guilford is 24-2 at home in the last two years. The Royals advanced to the sectional final by upsetting No. 4 Whitworth 74-71.

The sectional final is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 13, with a trip to the NCAA semifinals in Salem, Va., next weekend on the line.

Against Wooster, Guilford led 42-22 when Clay Henson hit a jumper from the left side with 17:55 remaining in the game. But the Scots went on a 19-4 run, capped by Bryan Wickliffe’s jumper with 12:58 left to pull within 46-41.

A 10-4 run by the Quakers, including eight points from Henson, pushed the lead back to 12 at 58-46 with 3:40 left.

Wooster’s Ian Franks scored 20 of his team’s last 26 points, including the final 12. His jumper with :11.6 on the clock pulled the Scots to within 73-68—the second time in the half they were as close as five points. Guilford hit 15 of 20 tries from the free throw line in the last 2:03, including 8 of 10 by Rhett Bonner.

Tyler Sanborn (left) led the Quakers with 21 points and a career-high 23 rebounds. Bonner added 16 points, Henson 15 and T.C. Anderson 10.

Franks led all scorers with 27 and collected nine rebounds for Wooster, which finished 25-6. Nathan Balch added 15 points for the Scots.

Newspaper Box Score
Wooster vs Guilford – 03/12/10 8:30 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD 75, WOOSTER 68

WOOSTER (25-6) – FRANKS, Ian 12-20 1-1 27; BALCH, Nathan 6-15 0-0 15; WICKLIFFE, Bryan 4-9 1-2 9; JOHNSON, Brandon 3-8 1-4 9; FEGAN, Matt 2-5 0-0 6; MAYS, Jake 1-2 0-0 2; CLAYTOR, Josh 0-1 0-0 0; WARNES, Justin 0-0 0-0 0; EVANS, Mike 0-0 0-0 0;
HALLOWELL, Justin 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-64 3-7 68.

GUILFORD (29-2) – SANBORN, Tyler 10-17 1-3 21; BONNER, Rhett 2-12 10-12 16; HENSON, Clay 6-15 0-0 15; ANDERSON, T.C. 2-5 4-4 10; STEPHENSON, Martin 2-7 2-4 6; PITTMAN, Josh 2-3 0-0 5; LOWDER, Gabriel 0-1 2-2 2; MONROE, Brad 0-3 0-0 0; AKINSOLA,
Tobi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-64 19-25 75.

Wooster………………….. 22 46 – 68
Guilford…………………. 40 35 – 75

3-point goals–Wooster 9-31 (BALCH, Nathan 3-8; JOHNSON, Brandon 2-7; FRANKS, Ian 2-6; FEGAN, Matt 2-5; CLAYTOR, Josh 0-1; HALLOWELL, Justin 0-4), Guilford 8-25 (HENSON, Clay 3-9; BONNER, Rhett 2-9; ANDERSON, T.C. 2-5;
PITTMAN, Josh 1-2).
Fouled out–Wooster-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Wooster 36 (FRANKS, Ian 9), Guilford 47 (SANBORN, Tyler 23).
Assists–Wooster 14 (FRANKS, Ian 4), Guilford 13 (BONNER, Rhett 4).
Total fouls–Wooster 19, Guilford 9.
Technical fouls–Wooster-None, Guilford-None.
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