Quakers look to be shakers and bakers in Salem, Virginia

Posted by Andy Durham on March 19, 2010 at 11:41 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Guilford meets Williams tonight in the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinals in the Salem (Va.) Civic Center. The Quakers (30-2) are making their second straight semifinal appearance. Williams has a 29-1 record this year…..

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Here is more to get you ready for TONIGHT’S contest:
PROBABLE STARTERS
G #10 T.C. Anderson (Jr., Morrisville N.C.) …………. 4.2 ppg., 2.5 apg.
G #11 Clay Henson (Sr., Glen Alpine, N.C.)……….. 17.9 ppg., 3.1 apg.
C #15 Tyler Sanborn (Sr., Mt. Airy, N.C.) …………. 19.6 ppg., 14.1 rpg.
F #32 Martin Stephenson (Jr., Cary N.C.) ……………… 6.5 ppg., 3.9 rpg.
G #34 Rhett Bonner (Sr., Yadkinville, N.C.) ……….. 14.6 ppg., 2.9 apg.
KEY RESERVES
G #05 Gabe Lowder (So., Yadkinville, N.C.) ……… 3.7 ppg., 1.6 rpg.
G #21 Josh Pittman (Fr., Archdale, N.C.) …………….. 6.7 ppg., 1.8 apg.
F #40 Brad Monroe (So., Asheboro, N.C.) …………… 3.1 ppg., 3.3 rpg.
F #45 Tobi Akinsola (So., Cary, N.C.)…………………… 3.0 ppg., 1.8 rpg.
*****Everyone listed is from North Carolina and you don’t find that much any more.*****

Guilford is making their fourth NCAA
playoff appearance in as many years and have
a 12-3 record in NCAA games. Guilford has
qualified for the tournament semifinals for
the second straight season by virtue of home
wins Mar. 5-6 over Christopher Newport
(83-59) and John Carroll (85-82) and last
weekend’s triumphs over Wooster (75-68)
and Eastern Mennonite (90-80).
A year ago, Guilford reached its first Division
III semifinal game with wins over
Transylvania (71-67 OT), Averett (91-81),
John Carroll (78-73) and Texas-Dallas (64-
59 OT). The Quakers fell to eventual national
champion Washington-St. Louis (58-77)
before ending the season year with a 79-67
win over Franklin & Marshall in the national
consolation game.

Before joining NCAA Division III in
1991, Guilford competed in the NAIA and
posted an 9-7 mark in seven national tournament
appearances. Led by future NBA players
M.L. Carr ’73, World B. Free ’76 and Greg
Jackson ’74, the Quakers won the 1973 NAIA
men’s basketball title.

Guilford won a school record
32 games in 1969-70 (32-5) and placed
fourth in the NAIA tourney.

Meeting Williams College
Tonight’s game is the first meeting between
the schools in Guilford’s recorded basketball
history.

Scouting the Quakers
A balanced offense, solid defense and experienced
lineup have carried Guilford to a 30-
2 record and its the best regular-season mark
(23-2) in the program’s distinguished history.
The Quakers spent two weeks as the
top team in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll
and are ranked third in the current poll.


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