College Men’s Basketball Final – Bridgewater 71, Guilford 54

Posted by Press Release on December 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Cody Griffith (Pembroke, Va./Giles County) made six three-pointers and poured in a game-high 25 points to power visiting Bridgewater College past Guilford College, 71-54, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball game Saturday.

The victory marked Bridgewater’s (3-3, 1-1 ODAC) first over Guilford since 2009 and their first in the Quakers’ Ragan-Brown Field House since 2001.

Griffith had three trifectas in the first three minutes, which led to an early 11-2 Eagles’ lead. The margin grew to 11 midway through the frame before the Quakers (5-2, 0-1 ODAC) drew to within 32-26 at halftime. The difference in the first half was Bridgewater’s six three pointers and Guilford’s none.

Griffith stuck another three and Aaron Adams (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) scored a fast-break layup off a Ronnie Thomas (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) steal that opened a 41-29 edge early in the second half. Guilford’s Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) scored his first points with a jumper and a three-pointer during a 9-0 Quakers’ run that pulled the hosts within 41-38 with 15:57 left.

After trading baskets for a couple minutes, Bridgewater’s Daniel McClain (Falls Church, Va./Marshall) (8 points) scored back-to-back buckets during an important 10-0 run midway through the second half. The Quakers made it a 56-49 game on a Carson Sullivan (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic (Pennsylvania)) basket with 5:34 to play, but Bridgewater rookie Benaiah Wise answered with a three that restored the Eagles’ 10-point lead.

Guilford made just two field goals in the final five minutes, during which time Bridgewater outscored the Quakers, 15-5.

Adams finished with 10 points for Bridgewater, which shot 10-for-23 from three-point range. Thomas added four points, a game-high nine assists and a team-best six boards. Bridgewater outrebounded Guilford, 38-33, and had 10 different players in the scoring column.

Sullivan’s 14 points paced the Quakers, who suffered their second straight setback. Gabriel Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) scored 11 and Pittman finished with eight, all in the second half. Brad Monroe (Asheboro, N.C./Eastern Randolph) had four points, a game-high eight rebounds and five assists.

Guilford visits league-rival Washington and Lee University Wednesday (12/7) at 7:30 p.m.

Bridgewater vs Guilford
12/03/11 3:00 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

BRIDGEWATER 71
GUILFORD 54

BRIDGEWATER (3-3, 1-1 ODAC)
GRIFFITH, Cody 8-17 3-5 25; ADAMS, Aaron 4-6 2-3 10; MCCLAIN, Daniel 4-7 0-0 8; HUNTER, Matthew 3-3 0-0 8; POWELL, Romie 2-4 0-0 4; THOMAS, Ronnie 2-12 0-0 4; REDDICK, Ed 2-3 0-0 4; JOHNSON, Ryan 1-2 0-0 3; WISE, Benaiah 1-1 0-0 3; LARSON, David 1-4 0-0 2; WAUGH, Kenneth 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-63 5-8 71.

GUILFORD (5-2, 0-1 ODAC)
SULLIVAN, Carson 5-13 4-6 14; LOWDER, Gabriel 4-8 2-2 11; PITTMAN, Josh 3-9 1-2 8; FREEMAN, Will 2-5 2-5 6; MONROE, Brad 2-3 0-2 4; ROBBINS, James 2-2 0-1 4; GIBBS, Kevin 1-2 1-2 3; EFIRD, Gene 1-2 0-0 2; KOPPENHAVER, Will 1-1 0-0 2; McCARTHY, Matt 0-1 0-0 0; TRACY, Travis 0-1 0-0 0; HINTON, Jarred 0-0 0-0 0; STAFFORD, Justin 0-1 0-0 0; HOPKINS, Jake 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 10-20 54.

   Bridgewater...................   32   39  -   71
   Guilford......................   26   28  -   54

3-point goals–Bridgewater 10-23 (GRIFFITH, Cody 6-9; HUNTER, Matthew 2-2; WISE, Benaiah 1-1; JOHNSON, Ryan 1-1; THOMAS, Ronnie 0-5; WAUGH, Kenneth 0-3; ADAMS, Aaron 0-2), Guilford 2-14 (LOWDER, Gabriel 1-5; PITTMAN, Josh 1-5; McCARTHY, Matt 0-1; SULLIVAN, Carson 0-3).
Fouled out–Bridgewater-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Bridgewater 38 (THOMAS, Ronnie 6), Guilford 33 (MONROE, Brad 8).
Assists–Bridgewater 20 (THOMAS, Ronnie 9), Guilford 11 (MONROE, Brad 5).
Total fouls–Bridgewater 19, Guilford 14.
Technical fouls–Bridgewater-None, Guilford-None.
A-302
Old Dominion Athletics Conference Game


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