Guilford men grab another victory up in Virginia: Lowder the leader with 20 pts….

Posted by Andy Durham on February 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SALEM, Va. – T.C. Anderson (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope) made three free
throws and a key steal in the final 40 seconds of overtime to lift Guilford
College to a 72-70 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win at
Roanoke College Wednesday.

Anderson’s play helped the Quakers (14-7, 8-4 ODAC) win for the ninth time
in 11 games despite squandering a 17-point second-half lead. A Travis Tracy
(Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day School) basket opened a 60-43 Guilford
advantage before the Maroons (8-11, 4-7 ODAC) forced overtime with a
tremendous rally. Roanoke outscored Guilford, 11-1, in the final four
minutes of regulation and tied the contest on Matt Crizer’s three-pointer
with 25 seconds left.

Roanoke’s Logan Singleton opened the overtime scoring with a traditional
three-point play that drew Guilford’s Josh Pittman’s (Archdale,
N.C./Trinity) fifth foul of the game. Trailing 67-64, the Quakers’ Tobi
Akinsola (Cary, N.C./Word of God Christian Academy (Bethany)) made two free
throws and grabbed a defensive rebound at the other end.

Gabriel Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) made Guilford’s lone
overtime field goal with 3:43 left to give the Quakers’ a short-lived lead.
Roanoke’s Melvin Felix hit a three-pointer over a minute later for a 70-68
Maroons’ edge.

Trailing 70-69, Anderson made two free throws to give Guilford the lead for
good and then made his career-high fifth steal on the ensuing possession. He
returned to the line to make one of two free throws. The Maroons had two
shots in the final 20 seconds, but neither fell.

Singleton finished with a game-high 26 points, 16 in the second half.
Teammate Jack Hamilton netted 11 of his 15 points in the second half to help
the Maroons overcome a 35-20 halftime deficit. He also shared game-high
rebounding honors with nine.

Lowder led Guilford with 20 points and nine rebounds, both career highs. He
made eight-of-18 shots from the floor, including three three-pointers.
Anderson finished with 11 and Brad Monroe (Asheboro, N.C./Eastern Randolph)
scored a season-high 10 points. Gene Efird (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) added a
career-high eight minutes off the bench.

The Quakers return to action Feb. 9 against Washington and Lee University at
7:00 p.m. in Guilford’s annual benefit game for the V Foundation for Cancer
Research.

Guilford vs Roanoke
02/02/11 7:00 p.m. at Salem, VA – Bast Center
At Salem, VA – Bast Center
GUILFORD 72, ROANOKE 70
GUILFORD (14-7, 8-4 ODAC)
LOWDER, Gabriel 8-18 1-3 20; ANDERSON, T.C. 3-6 5-10 11; MONROE, Brad 5-7
0-0 10; EFIRD, Gene 3-3 2-2 8; PITTMAN, Josh 3-14 0-0 7; AKINSOLA, Tobi 1-9
4-6 6; STEPHENSON, Martin 2-2 1-2 5; STAFFORD, Justin 1-3 1-2 3; TRACY,
Travis 1-3 0-0 2; BELICIC, Connor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-66 14-25 72.
ROANOKE (8-11, 4-7 ODAC)
SINGLETON, Logan 10-18 3-5 26; HAMILTON, Jack 4-9 7-8 15; CRIZER, Matt 4-9
0-2 10; FELIX, Melvin 2-12 2-3 7; BARRETT, Zach 1-3 3-3 5; LACY, Clay 1-2
1-2 4; HUMPHRIES, Ethan 0-2 2-4 2; LEECH, Joey 0-1 1-2 1; JOHNSON, Terrell
0-0 0-0 0; DANIELS, Andrew 0-0 0-0 0; AMPONSAH, Kwasi 0-4 0-0 0. Totals
22-60 19-29 70.
Guilford…………………. 35 29 8 – 72
Roanoke………………….. 20 44 6 – 70
3-point goals–Guilford 4-16 (LOWDER, Gabriel 3-6; PITTMAN, Josh 1-8;
BELICIC, Connor 0-1; ANDERSON, T.C. 0-1), Roanoke 7-19 (SINGLETON, Logan
3-5; CRIZER, Matt 2-6; FELIX, Melvin 1-4; LACY, Clay 1-1; AMPONSAH, Kwasi
0-2; BARRETT, Zach 0-1). Fouled out–Guilford-PITTMAN, Josh, Roanoke-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 49 (AKINSOLA, Tobi 9; LOWDER, Gabriel 9), Roanoke 46
(HAMILTON, Jack 9). Assists–Guilford 6 (LOWDER, Gabriel 2; PITTMAN, Josh
2), Roanoke 16 (HUMPHRIES, Ethan 6). Total fouls–Guilford 24, Roanoke 20.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Roanoke-None. A-475
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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