Guilford men can’t find the bacon(basket), end up takin’ a Quakin’ from Randolph-Macon

Posted by Andy Durham on December 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

With just 48 points, lowest scoring output since November of 2008…..

ASHLAND, Va. – Eric Pugh scored 22 points in Randolph-Macon College’s 67-48
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over visiting
Guilford College Saturday. Pugh made seven of the Yellow Jackets’ 17
three-pointers, which helped the Yellow Jackets improve to 7-2 on the year
(3-1 ODAC).

Randolph-Macon, a defending NCAA Division III semifinalist like Guilford, is
ranked 12th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. The Quakers (5-4, 1-2
ODAC) suffered their first consecutive losses since Feb. 2006 and scored
their fewest points since a 64-48 setback at the University of Texas-Dallas
Nov. 22, 2008.

Guilford made its first five shots and enjoyed an early six-point lead
before Pugh led Randolph-Macon’s outside shooting display. He made
five-of-nine first-half three-pointers and had 16 points at the break. The
Yellow Jackets shot 10-of-19 from beyond the arc in the opening period.
While Randolph-Macon rained in threes, Guilford struggled through a nearly
nine-minute stretch without a field goal, during which time the Yellow
Jackets built a 38-27 halftime lead.

The hosts outside shooting display continued in the second half as Calvin
Croskey knocked down two of his four three-pointers during a 14-4
Randolph-Macon run after halftime. Five different Yellow Jackets hit triples
in the second half and the team shot seven-for-12 from three-point land in
the frame. For the game, Randolph-Macon shot 54.8 percent (17-31) from
beyond the arc and 35 percent (7-20) from the rest of the floor.

Croskey finished with 12 points and Adam Desgain added nine off the bench on
three-for-six three-point shooting. He also shared game-high rebounding
honors with five.

Guilford’s inside tandem of Tobi Akinsola and Justin Stafford scored 12
points apiece and combined to shoot 12-of-21 from the floor. The rest of the
team managed just seven-of-30 shooting (23.3%). Akinsola had five rebounds.

After a week for final exams, the Quakers return to action at Maryville
(Tenn.) College Dec. 18.

Newspaper Box Score
Guilford vs Randolph-Macon
12/11/10 2:00 p.m. at Ashland, VA – Crenshaw Gymnasium
At Ashland, VA – Crenshaw Gymnasium
RANDOLPH-MACON 67, GUILFORD 48
GUILFORD (5-4, 1-2 ODAC)
AKINSOLA, Tobi 6-9 0-2 12; STAFFORD, Justin 6-7 0-0 12; TRACY, Travis 1-8
5-5 8; PITTMAN, Josh 2-10 2-2 8; ANDERSON, T.C. 2-5 0-1 4; LOWDER, Gabriel
1-5 0-0 2; STEPHENSON, Martin 1-2 0-0 2; MONROE, Brad 0-4 0-1 0; TILLER,
Kevin 0-0 0-0 0; MAHARAJH, Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0; BELICIC, Connor 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 19-51 7-11 48.
RANDOLPH-MACON (7-2, 3-1 ODAC)
PUGH, Eric 7-13 1-2 22; CROSKEY, Calvin 4-8 0-0 12; DESGAIN, Adam 3-6 0-0 9;
BROWN, Jordan 3-7 1-1 8; BRAXTON, Brandon 3-7 0-0 6; JONES, Danny 2-4 0-0 5;
SCHEELER, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3; VOELKEL, Kevin 1-1 0-0 2; CAMPION, Billy 0-0 0-0
0; COLE, Dylan 0-0 0-0 0; GIGGETTS, Lamar 0-2 0-0 0; SIMON, Andre 0-0 0-0 0;
POWELL, Jamaal 0-0 0-0 0; DESGAIN, Chase 0-0 0-0 0; ROBINSON, Jamie 0-0 0-0
0; COOK, Chris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 2-3 67.
Guilford…………………. 27 21 – 48
Randolph-Macon……………. 38 29 – 67
3-point goals–Guilford 3-11 (PITTMAN, Josh 2-7; TRACY, Travis 1-2; LOWDER,
Gabriel 0-2), Randolph-Macon 17-31 (PUGH, Eric 7-11; CROSKEY, Calvin 4-6;
DESGAIN, Adam 3-6; BROWN, Jordan 1-2; JONES, Danny 1-2; SCHEELER, Thomas
1-3; GIGGETTS, Lamar 0-1). Fouled out–Guilford-None, Randolph-Macon-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 30 (AKINSOLA, Tobi 5), Randolph-Macon 32 (DESGAIN, Adam
5; VOELKEL, Kevin 5). Assists–Guilford 9 (PITTMAN, Josh 3), Randolph-Macon
15 (PUGH, Eric 4). Total fouls–Guilford 10, Randolph-Macon 17. Technical
fouls–Guilford-ANDERSON, T.C., Randolph-Macon-None. A-871
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Game
Randolph-Macon is ranked 12th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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