Quakers got hung up in Lynchburg as Randolph College tops Guilford 55-50

Posted by Andy Durham on January 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm under College | Read the First Comment

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Malcolm Nelson scored nine of his 11 points in the second
half to rally host Randolph College past Guilford College, 55-50, in an Old
Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball game Thursday.

The Wildcats (13-4, 7-2 ODAC) erased a 13-point second-half deficit to post
their first victory over the Quakers (12-7, 6-4 ODAC) in five tries.
Randolph’s Colton Hunt scored a team-high 14 points, including two of the
Wildcats’ game-icing six free throws in the final 23 seconds.

Guilford shot 56.5 percent from the floor in the first half to open a 29-20
lead and built the margin to 13 on a Josh Pittman basket with 17:13 left in
the game. Nelson answered with four points during a 7-0 Randolph run that
made it a three-point game. The Quakers’ margin returned to seven, but
Nelson made a couple free throws and his three-pointer at the 3:48 mark
trimmed Guilford’s lead to 48-45.

With the Quakers’ struggling to six -of-17 shooting (35.3%) in the second
half , Randolph kept chipping away and took the lead for good on Derrick
Woods-Morrow’s basket with 1:02 left. The teams traded free throws the rest
of the way as Guilford failed to score a field goal in the final 4:24.

Guilford’s Pittman led all scorers with 16 points and paced the Quakers with
six rebounds. Gabriel Lowder added eight points. Tobi Akinsola, who netted a
career-high 26 points in Guilford’s upset of second-ranked Virginia Wesleyan
College Saturday, scored six points on three-of-four shooting from the
floor. The Wildcats forced the Quakers into 21 turnovers, which led to 13
Wildcats points.

Guilford returns home to host ninth-ranked Randolph-Macon College Saturday
(1/29) at 3:00 p.m. in the Ragan-Brown Field House.

Guilford vs Randolph
01/27/11 7:00 p.m. at Lynchburg, VA/PER
At Lynchburg, VA/PER
RANDOLPH 55, GUILFORD 50
GUILFORD (12-7, 6-4 ODAC)
PITTMAN, Josh 4-14 7-7 16; LOWDER, Gabriel 3-8 1-2 8; STEPHENSON, Martin 3-5
0-0 6; STAFFORD, Justin 2-3 2-2 6; AKINSOLA, Tobi 3-4 0-0 6; MONROE, Brad
2-2 0-0 4; TRACY, Travis 1-3 0-0 2; EFIRD, Gene 1-1 0-0 2; BELICIC, Connor
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-40 10-11 50.
RANDOLPH (13-4, 7-2 ODAC)
HUNT, Colton 5-14 2-2 14; NELSON, Malcolm 3-5 4-5 11; HAMILTON, Pete 2-7 2-2
8; WOODS-MORROW,Derrick 3-6 1-2 7; PEARSON, Caleb 2-7 2-2 6; SHIFLETT, Dylan
1-2 2-2 4; COLQUITT, Cameron 1-1 0-0 3; EHILEGBU, Mike 1-2 0-0 2; BATTAGLIA,
Chris 0-1 0-0 0; CLARKE, Timmy 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-47 13-15 55.
Guilford…………………. 29 21 – 50
Randolph…………………. 20 35 – 55
3-point goals–Guilford 2-10 (PITTMAN, Josh 1-6; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-3; TRACY,
Travis 0-1), Randolph 6-17 (HAMILTON, Pete 2-6; HUNT, Colton 2-6; COLQUITT,
Cameron 1-1; NELSON, Malcolm 1-1; PEARSON, Caleb 0-3). Fouled
out–Guilford-AKINSOLA, Tobi, Randolph-None. Rebounds–Guilford 30 (PITTMAN,
Josh 6), Randolph 23 (SHIFLETT, Dylan 7). Assists–Guilford 11 (AKINSOLA,
Tobi 3), Randolph 14 (NELSON, Malcolm 4). Total fouls–Guilford 22, Randolph
15. Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Randolph-None. A-478
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


  • Brian said,

    Very weak pun in your headline.