Guilford men win again, in Manchester, Indiana behind Josh Pittman’s(Trinity HS) 34 points

Posted by Andy Durham on December 30, 2010 at 11:38 am under College | Comments are off for this article

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Sophomore Josh Pittman (Trinity, N.C./Archdale)
matched his career high with 34 points in Guilford College’s 88-73
basketball win at Manchester College Wednesday night.

The win wrapped up the Quakers’ (6-5) five-game road swing that included
stops in Virginia, Tennessee and Indiana. It also snapped Guilford’s first
three-game losing skid since 2006.

Pittman knocked down eight-of-15 three-point baskets and led all scorers in
the game. He made six-of-nine from beyond the arc on the way to 18
first-half points. Teammate Gabriel Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth)
knocked down 13 of his career-high 15 points in the opening frame, which
helped the Quakers to a 50-35 halftime lead. Despite a nine-day layoff and a
12-hour bus trip to Indiana, Guilford shot better than 61 percent from the
floor in the first half and 50 percent for the game.

Pittman’s seventh three of the night opened the second-half scoring and gave
Guilford a 53-35 edge, but the host Spartans (6-3) rallied to within seven
points. Tyler Delauder’s two free throws capped a 16-6 Manchester run and
made it a 61-54 contest with 9:28 to play. The hosts drew no closer as
Guilford outscored the Spartans, 16-9, in the game’s final five minutes.

Guilford’s Tobi Akinsola (Cary, N.C./Word of God Christian (Bethany)) added
16 points on five-of-six field-goal shooting and grabbed a game-high nine
rebounds. T.C. Anderson (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope) had seven boards and
a game-high four assists for the Quakers.

Jason Spindler paced four Spartans in double-figures with 17 points, eight
rebounds and three blocks. Delauder and Nick Schafer both scored 14 points
apiece.

Guilford returns home to host St. Mary’s College of Maryland Monday (1/3) at
7:00 p.m. The Seahawks are ranked 13th in the most recent D3hoops.com Top 25
Poll.

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Newspaper Box Score
Guilford vs Manchester
12/29/10 7:00 pm at N. Manchester, Ind./Stauffer-Wolfe Arena
At N. Manchester, Ind./Stauffer-Wolfe Arena
GUILFORD 88, MANCHESTER 73
GUILFORD (6-5)
PITTMAN, Josh 10-21 6-6 34; AKINSOLA, Tobi 5-6 6-8 16; LOWDER, Gabriel 6-12
1-1 15; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-3 5-8 5; STEPHENSON, Martin 2-3 1-3 5; STAFFORD,
Justin 2-6 0-0 4; TRACY, Travis 1-3 2-2 4; BELICIC, Connor 1-1 0-0 3;
MONROE, Brad 1-1 0-0 2; TURPIN, Clarence 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-56 21-28 88.
MANCHESTER (6-4)
Spindler, Jason 6-8 5-8 17; Delauder, Tyler 4-10 2-3 14; Schaefer, Mitch
5-13 0-0 14; Moss, Jordan 3-6 5-9 11; Ferch, Nathan 3-5 1-2 8; Henn, Tyler
2-7 1-3 5; Sovine, Joel 1-2 1-2 3; Krill, Peter 0-0 1-3 1. Totals 24-51
16-30 73.
Guilford…………………. 50 38 – 88
Manchester……………….. 35 38 – 73
3-point goals–Guilford 11-23 (PITTMAN, Josh 8-15; LOWDER, Gabriel 2-6;
BELICIC, Connor 1-1; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-1), Manchester 9-28 (Delauder, Tyler
4-10; Schaefer, Mitch 4-12; Ferch, Nathan 1-2; Henn, Tyler 0-2; Moss, Jordan
0-2). Fouled out–Guilford-MONROE, Brad; TRACY, Travis, Manchester-Henn,
Tyler; Schaefer, Mitch. Rebounds–Guilford 41 (AKINSOLA, Tobi 9), Manchester
28 (Spindler, Jason 8). Assists–Guilford 13 (ANDERSON, T.C. 4), Manchester
16 (Moss, Jordan 6). Total fouls–Guilford 27, Manchester 26. Technical
fouls–Guilford-None, Manchester-None. A-315
Nonconference game

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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