College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 89, Roanoke 72

Posted by Press Release on February 2, 2012 at 6:29 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Gabriel Lowder (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) made a school-record 10 three-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points in Guilford College’s 89-72 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball victory over Roanoke College Wednesday night.

Lowder, a senior guard, made his first nine three-point shots before his first and only miss, which came with five minutes left in the game. He got another look with 3:10 to play and drilled his 10th three of the game from the top of the key, besting the previous Guilford standard shared by Clay Henson ’10 and Jordan Snipes ’07. Lowder made 10-of-11 threes and missed the ODAC standard for treys in a game by one. His 90.9 three-point field-goal percentage is also tops in school history for shooters with more than six threes in a game.

Lowder hit two three-pointers and Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) added another during a 14-1 Guilford run to start the second half. The game was tied at 28 with 6:13 left in the first half before Lowder scored eight points in a 14-8 Quakers’ run that ended the half. His previous career scoring high was 21 points and he had 22 by halftime in tonight’s game.

Guilford (15-6, 9-3 ODAC) shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half and 51.6% for the game. The Quakers made 14-of-22 three-pointers for a .636 percentage that stands second in school history. Teammate Carson Sullivan (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian (Pennsylvania)) contributed 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Rookie Matt McCarthy chipped in eight points off the bench.

Roanoke’s Logan Singleton (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) tried to keep pace with Lowder, making five-of-10 three-pointers and scoring a game-high 26 points. He also had seven rebounds and a game-high five steals. Kwasi Amponsah added 18 points, right at his league-leading average, plus a game-high seven assists.

The Quakers, who have won six of their last seven games, host league-rival Washington and Lee University next Wednesday (2/8) at 7:00 p.m. Roanoke (6-14, 2-9 ODAC) hosts league-leading Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday (2/4) at 2:00 p.m.

Roanoke vs Guilford
02/01/12 7:00 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD – 89
ROANOKE – 72

ROANOKE (6-14, 2-9 ODAC): SINGLETON, Logan 9-19 3-3 26; AMPONSAH, Kwasi 6-13 4-6 18; BARRETT, Zach 3-7 2-2 8; LACY, Clay 3-6 0-0 8; HUMPHRIES, Ethan 2-2 0-0 4; HAMILTON, Jack 1-3 0-0 3; RAMIREZ, Julian 1-3 1-2 3; WEANT, Alexander 1-1 0-0 2; AKERS, Tyler 0-0 0-0 0; VULEVIC, Stefan 0-2 0-0 0; EACHO, Daniel 0-0 0-0 0; KESSLER, Adam 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 10-13 72.

GUILFORD (15-6, 9-3 ODAC): LOWDER, Gabriel 12-17 2-3 36; SULLIVAN, Carson 4-9 2-2 10; McCARTHY, Matt 3-5 0-1 8; FREEMAN, Will 1-6 4-6 6; EFIRD, Gene 2-4 2-2 6; PITTMAN, Josh 2-9 0-0 6; GIBBS, Kevin 2-3 1-3 5; STAFFORD, Justin 2-3 0-0 4; HINTON, Jarred 2-3 0-0 4; TURPIN, Clarence 1-1 0-0 2; ROBBINS, James 1-1 0-0 2; CLOYD, Will 0-0 0-0 0; KOPPENHAVER, Will 0-0 0-0 0; TRACY, Travis 0-0 0-0 0; HOPKINS, Jake 0-0 0-0 0; MONROE, Brad 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-62 11-17 89.

   Roanoke.......................   36   36  -   72
   Guilford......................   42   47  -   89

3-point goals–Roanoke 10-26 (SINGLETON, Logan 5-10; LACY, Clay 2-5;AMPONSAH, Kwasi 2-4; HAMILTON, Jack 1-2; VULEVIC, Stefan 0-1; RAMIREZ, Julian 0-2; BARRETT, Zach 0-2), Guilford 14-22 (LOWDER, Gabriel 10-11; McCARTHY, Matt 2-4; PITTMAN, Josh 2-5; HINTON, Jarred 0-1; SULLIVAN, Carson 0-1).
Fouled out–Roanoke-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Roanoke 28 (LACY, Clay 9), Guilford 39 (MONROE, Brad 6).
Assists–Roanoke 16 (AMPONSAH, Kwasi 7), Guilford 20 (EFIRD, Gene 4; MONROE, Brad 4; PITTMAN, Josh 4).
Total fouls–Roanoke 19, Guilford 14.
Technical fouls–Roanoke-None, Guilford-None.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Guilford’s Gabriel Lowder set the school record for three pointers in a game with 10.


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