College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 66, Shenandoah 55

Posted by Press Release on February 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half of Guilford College’s 66-55 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over visiting Shenandoah University Saturday.

Pittman had just six points after a tightly contested first half that saw Guilford (16-5, 8-4 ODAC) take a 24-21 lead. The senior guard made seven-of-11 second-half shots from the floor, including two three-pointers, which helped the Quakers open a 10-point lead midway through the second half.

Shenandoah’s Jared Carithers kept the Hornets close in the second half by scoring 13 of his team-high 17 points. A pair of Carithers free throws drew the visitors to within 49-44 with 6:47 left in regulation. However, Guilford scored the next seven points to open a 56-44 margin with 4:13 remaining. The Quakers sealed their second straight win with 10-for-10 free-throw shooting in the final 2:27.

The taller Quakers used their size advantage to enjoy a 46-25 rebounding edge. Guilford collected 17 second-chance points, which led to 19 points, and outscored the Hornets, 22-4, in the paint. Rookie center Zeb Richardson (West Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) collected a career- and game-high 16 rebounds as well as 14 points for his team-leading fifth double-double of the year. Matt McCarthy scored eight points for Guilford and teammate Jake Hopkins (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) had four points and eight rebounds.

Eli McEathron and Shaquille Rodney both scored 11 points for Shenandoah (3-18, 0-12 ODAC), which has dropped 12 straight.

Guilford visits league-rival Randolph College Wednesday (2/6) at 7:00 p.m.

Shenandoah vs Guilford
02/02/13 2:00 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House


GUILFORD – 66
SHENANDOAH – 55

SHENANDOAH (3-18, 0-12 ODAC): CARITHERS, Jared 5-12 3-4 17; McEATHRON, Eli 4-6 0-0 11; RODNEY, Shaquille 5-10 0-0 11; ALMULLA, Sharif 2-7 2-2 7; STARKS, Jimi 2-7 1-2 5; LECSAINT, Kevin 1-2 0-4 2; DAVIS, Virgil 1-2 0-0 2; ALSTON, Xavier 0-2 0-0 0; MITCHELL, Bryce 0-2 0-0 0; SERAILE, Dante 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 6-12 55.

GUILFORD (16-5, 8-4 ODAC): PITTMAN, Josh 8-18 10-10 28; RICHARDSON, Zeb 4-12 6-9 14; McCARTHY, Matt 2-8 2-2 8; TRACY, Travis 1-3 2-2 5; HOPKINS, Jake 2-5 0-0 4; STEVENSON, Ben 1-1 0-0 3; HINTON, Jarred 1-3 0-0 2; FREEMAN, Will 1-4 0-0 2; GREENE, Cole 0-0 0-0 0; COMBS, Drew 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 20-23 66.

   Shenandoah....................   21   34  -   55
   Guilford......................   24   42  -   66

3-point goals–Shenandoah 9-24 (CARITHERS, Jared 4-7; McEATHRON, Eli 3-5; ALMULLA, Sharif 1-2; RODNEY, Shaquille 1-5; ALSTON, Xavier 0-1; MITCHELL, Bryce 0-1; SERAILE, Dante 0-1; DAVIS, Virgil 0-1; STARKS, Jimi 0-1), Guilford 6-20 (McCARTHY, Matt 2-6; PITTMAN, Josh 2-9; TRACY, Travis 1-2; STEVENSON, Ben 1-1; COMBS, Drew 0-1; HINTON, Jarred 0-1).
Fouled out–Shenandoah-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Shenandoah 25 (LECSAINT, Kevin 5; ALSTON, Xavier 5), Guilford 46 (RICHARDSON, Zeb 16).
Assists–Shenandoah 11 (LECSAINT, Kevin 4), Guilford 11 (PITTMAN, Josh 5).
Total fouls–Shenandoah 20, Guilford 9.
Technical fouls–Shenandoah-None, Guilford-None.
Attendance–311
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


Comments are closed.