Greensboro College and Guilford men fall on Saturday

Posted by Andy Durham on January 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Rocky Mount, N.C. — Daren Dexter (Sarasota, FL/Riverview) had 14 points and 13 rebounds but Greensboro College lost at NC Wesleyan, 63-58, on Saturday.

The Pride dropped to 7-7 and 1-2 in the USA South. The Bishops improved to 11-5 and 3-0.

Wesleyan had its biggest lead of 12 points (57-45) with 3:53 left before The Pride made a late rally. GC then outscored the Bishops 10-2 and trailed 59-55 after an old-fashioned three-point play by T.J. Holman (Raleigh, NC/Wake Forest Rolesville) with 46 seconds left. Yet GC got no closer in the game.

Dexter was 5-17 from the field and made 4-6 free throws. GC had its poorest shooting performances of the season (30-percent/20-65). The home team was 24-67 from the field for 36-percent.

Damian Dixon (Tampa, FL/Wharton) added nine points for The Pride.

Matt Dougherty scored a game-high 16 points for NCWC. The Bishops led 37-27 at halftime.

GC will host Shenandoah next Saturday.

HARRISONBURG, Va. – George Johnson drained six three-pointers and scored a team-high 23 points in Eastern Mennonite University’s 79-67 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over visiting Guilford College
Saturday.

The Royals (12-3, 3-3 ODAC), ranked 14th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25
Poll, ended Guilford’s (10-6, 4-3 ODAC) season-best five-game winning
streak.

The contest marked a rematch of a 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament
quarterfinal affair, which Guilford won in Greensboro to make its second
straight national semifinal appearance.

Johnson knocked down four three-pointers in the final 10:16 of the first
half, which helped the Royals overcome a nine-point deficit. His
three-pointer with six seconds left in the frame broke the game’s fifth and
final tie and gave the hosts a 35-32 halftime lead. Johnson scored 17 points
in the first half.

Johnson hit another three during an 11-2 spurt early in the second half that
spread a two-point lead into an 11-point advantage. Todd Phillips’ layup
capped the run at the 12:15 mark and gave the Royals a 52-41 edge. Guilford
drew no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Guilford’s Josh Pittman led all scorers with 27 points and added a game-best
four steals. Tobi Akinsola chipped in with 11 points and Brad Monroe
corralled a game-high nine rebounds for the Quakers.

Eli Crawford scored 11 points and grabbed a team-high eight boards for
Eastern Mennonite. Andrew Thorne added 10 points off the bench. The Royals
shot better than 53 percent from the floor (15-28) in the second half and
over 47 percent for the game.

The Quakers visit league-rival Emory & Henry College Wednesday (1/19) at
7:00 p.m.


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