Pittman the hitman(19 points) as Guilford wins big at Fayetteville(Mark Jernigan/Eastern Guilford 8 for Methodist)

Posted by Andy Durham on November 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) scored a
career-high 19 points in Guilford College’s 77-53 basketball win at
Methodist University Wednesday night. Pittman, who also had six rebounds and
three steals, paced three Quakers (1-1) in double-figure scoring to win the
Monarchs’ (0-1) season opener.

Guilford is ranked 19th in the preseason D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Pittman scored 10 points and T.C. Anderson (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope)
tallied eight of his 10 points in the first half, which helped Guilford open
a 36-29 lead late in the first half. Rookie Connor Belicic’s (Apex,
N.C./Apex) three-pointer one second before halftime gave the Quakers a 39-29
edge.

Methodist drew no closer than eight points in the second half as the Quakers
held the hosts to under 31 percent field-goal shooting. Guilford’s Gabriel
Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) netted 10 of his season-high 12
points in the second half. The Quakers’ reserves outscored Methodist’s,
31-17.

James Whitehead led the Monarchs with 11 points.

Guilford hosts the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational this weekend in the
Ragan-Brown Field House. Emory University plays Averett University Friday
(11/19) at 6:00 p.m. The Quakers meet McMurry (Texas) University at 8:00
p.m. The consolation and championship games take placed Saturday beginning
at 3:00 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Guilford vs Methodist
11/17/10 7:00 p.m. at Fayetteville, NC
At Fayetteville, NC
GUILFORD 77, METHODIST 53
GUILFORD (1-1)
PITTMAN, Josh 8-14 0-0 19; LOWDER, Gabriel 3-8 4-5 12; ANDERSON, T.C. 4-4
2-2 10; STAFFORD, Justin 3-8 3-4 9; AKINSOLA, Tobi 3-9 3-4 9; TRACY, Travis
4-7 0-0 8; BELICIC, Connor 2-3 2-2 8; TURPIN, Clarence 1-1 0-0 2; MONROE,
Brad 0-1 0-0 0; STEPHENSON, Martin 0-3 0-2 0; EFIRD, Gene 0-0 0-0 0;
MAHARAJH, Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-58 14-19 77.
METHODIST (0-1)
WHITEHEAD, James 4-8 2-2 11; JERNIGAN, Mark 3-12 1-3 8; HOCKADAY, Bryan 3-9
2-6 8; CARNES, Tanner 2-8 2-2 7; COMBS, Kyle 2-9 1-3 6; BERNARD, Paul 2-2
0-0 4; BLACKSHEAR, Devonne 2-4 0-1 4; FULP, Travis 1-6 0-0 3; SNOWBERGER,
Matthew 1-1 0-0 2; SLADE, Marc 0-0 0-0 0; BERNARD, Claude 0-0 0-0 0;
STALLINGS, Terrell 0-1 0-0 0; LANIER, Blake 0-0 0-0 0; HAYES, Josh 0-0 0-0
0. Totals 20-60 8-17 53.
Guilford…………………. 39 38 – 77
Methodist………………… 29 24 – 53
3-point goals–Guilford 7-13 (PITTMAN, Josh 3-6; BELICIC, Connor 2-3;
LOWDER, Gabriel 2-3; TRACY, Travis 0-1), Methodist 5-20 (CARNES, Tanner 1-3;
JERNIGAN, Mark 1-5; COMBS, Kyle 1-3; FULP, Travis 1-6; WHITEHEAD, James
1-3). Fouled out–Guilford-None, Methodist-None. Rebounds–Guilford 45
(AKINSOLA, Tobi 7), Methodist 34 (HOCKADAY, Bryan 7). Assists–Guilford 14
(BELICIC, Connor 3), Methodist 11 (BLACKSHEAR, Devonne 4). Total
fouls–Guilford 19, Methodist 17. Technical fouls–Guilford-None,
Methodist-None. A-328
Nonconference game

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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