*Greensboro, N.C. — *Guilford used a strong defensive effort in
the second half and dealt Averett its first loss of the season,
51-41.*Gabby Oglesby* paced the Quakers with 14 points and team highs with seven rebounds, three
steals and two blocked shots. *Jazlyn Gibbs*(Southeast Guilford High School) once again led Guilford in scoring pouring in a game-high 20 points to go along with her four rebounds and two steals.
The Quakers (5-3) came out of the blocks slow to start the first half
trailing the Cougars 7-0 six minutes into the game before Oglesby bucket
started a 17-8 run capped a three-pointer by Gibbs. Averett would retake the
lead briefly before the period ended with Guilford ahead 24-23.
Averett’s (4-1) Ashley Washington sparked a 9-2 run to start the second
half, but timely bucket by the Oglesby, Gibbs and and *Taylor Ballad* kept
the game close for the Guilford. Ballard put the Quakers up for good with a
layup at the 9:41 mark of the second half.
Washington led the Cougars with a team-high 11 points and a game-high 17
rebounds. She was joined by Mette Scheiman’s nine points and Kaneshia
Slade’s six rebounds and four steals. Guilford held Averett to 18 second
half points 24 percent shooting for the game. The Quakers shot 35 percent
from the field and converted on 15 of 18 free throws.
The Quakers, who are off until the spring semester begins, return to action
Tuesday (Jan. 4) hosting ODAC-rival Hollins University at 7:00 p.m. in the
Ragan-Brown Field House.
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