Local College Hoops from Tuesday night with Elon over South Carolina and TONIGHT we have Guilford at Greensboro College
Guilford College Quakers at the Greensboro College Pride TONIGHT with the women getting it started at 5pm and then the men go at it, at 7:30pm….The place should be packed and with the recent warmer than usual temperatures, the Hanes Gym could well be very humid…….Might see the mop-up crew working double-time at the Hanes Gyn tonight…..Greensboro College women with DaniElle Duncan(Ragsdale), Chevena Pickard(Page), Hillary Cook(Northeast Guilford) and others plus Guilford women with Jazz Gibbs(Southeast Guilford), Brittany Drew(Page), Brittany Conner(Southwest Guilford) and others…….Should be fun to see Pickard and Drew going at it on opposite teams…….
Guilford over Methodist last night 65-53 and Greensboro College took care of Johnson and Wales, out of Charlotte and coached by former Eastern Guilford coach Dion Lansdale, Pride over J&W, 96-71…..Good chance to see Josh Pittman(Trinity HS) get going for the Guilford men tonight…..
Elon over South Carolina 58-53….What a score and what a game….Saw the highlights on WFMY NEWS 2 Sports with Elon-grad Brian Formica and Elon knocked off the big guns from Columbia, South Carolina…….
from the Elon web site:
ELON, N.C. – Phoenix fans stormed Robertson Court in Alumni Gym as the final horn sounded and the scoreboard glowed Elon 58, South Carolina 53. After taking an 11-point halftime advantage, the Elon men’s basketball team did not trail en route to its first-ever victory against an SEC team, handing the Gamecocks (1-1) their first loss of the young season.
“This is a great win for us to beat a BCS school,” Elon head coach Matt Matheny said. “We talk a lot about wanting to elevate this program. While this is just one victory, it gives our guys the belief that it can be done.”
A stifling defensive effort by the Phoenix (1-1) opened its home campaign in style and limited the Gamecocks to a 31.3 percent shooting percentage. Elon sophomore Lucas Troutman led a well-rounded Elon effort with a game-high 16 points while rookie Austin Hamilton gave the home crowd much to look forward to with 12 points in his first collegiate start.
“We played well enough defensively to win the game,” Matheny noted. “We need to play for 40 minutes and rely on our defense at times. When we did struggle to score, we were able to get consecutive stops. The game was won on the defensive end of the floor.”
South Carolina, who led for only three seconds in the contest, was limited to 3-of-27 from three-point land and did not connect from long range until the second half. Elon had a strong shooting performance in the opening 20 minutes, hitting 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, including three triples from junior Brett Ervin.
Malik Cook and Anthony Gill each tallied a team-high nine points for South Carolina. Damontre Harris pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds.