College Men’s Basketball Final – Eastern Mennonite 62, Guilford 61 (ot)

Posted by Press Release on February 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Andrew Thorne’s basket with seven seconds left in overtime gave Eastern Mennonite a 62-61 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over visiting Guilford College Saturday.

The Quakers (17-8, 11-5 ODAC) shot less than 35 percent from the floor for the game and made one of six shots in overtime. Brad Monroe made one of two free throws with 22 seconds left to give the guests their final lead prior to Thorne’s game-winner. Josh Pittman shot a contested three-pointer as time expired, but it did not fall.

Eastern Mennonite’s Owen Longacre forced the extra period by making one of two free throws with 14 seconds remaining, which tied the game at 57. He led all scorers with 20 points and also had six rebounds. R.J. Sims contributed 12 points and seven rebounds for Eastern Mennonite (11-14, 6-10 ODAC).

Guilford’s Josh Pittman and Will Freeman both scored 13 points for the Quakers. The Royals held Guilford scoring leader Gabriel Lowder to three points, matching his season low.

The Quakers await the announcement of the ODAC Tournament pairings, which will come following Sunday’s regular-season finale between Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington and Lee. Guilford is assured of finishing in the top six and will play its first tournament game Friday (2/25) in the quarterfinals at the Salem (Va.) Civic Center.

Guilford vs Eastern Mennonite
02/18/12 2:00 pm at Harrisonburg, VA – Yoder Arena

EASTERN MENNONITE – 62
GUILFORD – 61

GUILFORD (17-8, 11-5 ODAC): PITTMAN, Josh 5-19 2-3 13; FREEMAN, Will 5-11 3-6 13; SULLIVAN, Carson 3-31-1 8; EFIRD, Gene 3-4 2-4 8; GIBBS, Kevin 3-7 0-0 6; McCARTHY, Matt 1-4 1-2 4; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-9 0-0 3; MONROE, Brad 1-4 1-2 3; HINTON, Jarred 1-3 0-0 2; STAFFORD, Justin 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 23-66 11-20 61.

EASTERN MENNONITE (11-14, 6-10 ODAC): LONGACRE, Owen 8-14 2-3 20; SIMS, R.J. 4-11 3-5 12; SHEPPARD, Corey 2-5 0-15; BURROUGHS, Adam 2-7 0-0 5; THORNE, Andrew 2-9 0-2 5; DANIEL, Dajon 1-2 1-2 4; FALK, David 2-8 0-0 4; SMITH, Randell 1-2 2-2 4; YATES, Ryan 1-1 0-0 2; WILLIAMS, James 0-1 1-2 1; GRAY, J.R. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 9-17 62.

   Guilford......................   26   31    4  -   61
   Eastern Mennonite.............   30   27    5  -   62

3-point goals–Guilford 4-17 (SULLIVAN, Carson 1-1; LOWDER, Gabriel 1-7;PITTMAN, Josh 1-7; McCARTHY, Matt 1-2), Eastern Mennonite 7-20 (LONGACRE, Owen 2-4; DANIEL, Dajon 1-2; THORNE, Andrew 1-3; BURROUGHS, Adam 1-4; SHEPPARD, Corey 1-3; SIMS, R.J. 1-3; WILLIAMS, James 0-1).
Fouled out–Guilford-None, Eastern Mennonite-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 48 (MONROE, Brad 10), Eastern Mennonite 40 (THORNE, Andrew 8).
Assists–Guilford 5 (McCARTHY, Matt 2), Eastern Mennonite 11 (THORNE, Andrew 2; SIMS, R.J. 2; BURROUGHS, Adam 2).
Total fouls–Guilford 21, Eastern Mennonite 22.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Eastern Mennonite-None.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


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