College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 73, Emory & Henry 65

Posted by Press Release on February 14, 2013 at 6:32 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Matt McCarthy (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) stroked seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points in Guilford College’s 73-65 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over Emory & Henry College Wednesday night.

McCarthy drained four threes in the first half, including three during a 15-8 run that opened a 12-point Quakers’ lead 4:24 before halftime. Guilford led 40-30 at the break, thanks to McCarthy and 10 Wasps’ turnovers, which led to 18 Quakers’ points.

McCarthy had two more three-pointers in the second half’s opening minutes along with one of his career- and game-high five steals. After the theft he fed Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) for a layup and a 54-37 Guilford lead with 15:16 left in regulation. The Quakers (17-7, 9-6 ODAC) shot just 26.7 percent from the floor in the second half, which let Emory & Henry (4-19. 2-13 ODAC) stick around, but the Wasps hurt themselves with 15 second-half turnovers. An Armando Murrell layup brought Emory & Henry to within 66-57 with just under two minutes left, but Pittman responded with a three-pointer, effectively sealing the win.

The basket gave Pittman 12 points on an off-shooting night in which he made just five-of-14 shots from the floor, including 2-of-9 from beyond the arc. He did have three steals and dished out a game-high five assists. Will Freeman matched his season high with 15 points off the bench and also had six rebounds in 16 minutes. Rookie Zeb Richardson (West Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Senior Travis Tracy scored six points and collected a team-high eight rebounds. The Quakers corralled 21 offensive caroms, which led to 24 second-chance points.

Murrell led Emory & Henry with 17 points and a game-high 10 boards. He shot eight-of-12 from the floor and helped the Wasps outscore Guilford, 32-28, in the paint. Tyler Driver contributed 15 points and Myles Turner finished with 12 points, five boards, four assists and four steals.

Guilford closes the regular season Saturday (2/16) at league-rival Bridgewater College at 2:00 p.m.

Emory & Henry vs Guilford
02/13/13 7:35 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House


GUILFORD – 73
EMORY & HENRY – 65

EMORY & HENRY (4-19, 2-13 ODAC): Armando Murrell 8-12 1-5 17; Tyler Driver 5-15 1-3 15; Myles Turner 4-6 3-3 12; Charles Smith 4-6 2-2 10; Brett Pearman 2-3 0-0 6; Tyler Mullins 2-6 1-2 5; Kevin Anzenberger 0-2 0-0 0; K.J. Lett 0-0 0-0 0; Cameron Coles 0-2 0-0 0; Stephen Brown 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 8-15 65.

GUILFORD (17-7, 9-6 ODAC): McCARTHY, Matt 7-13 4-5 25; FREEMAN, Will 5-13 5-6 15; PITTMAN, Josh 5-14 0-0 12; RICHARDSON, Zeb 4-12 2-2 10; TRACY, Travis 2-6 2-5 6; HOPKINS, Jake 1-3 1-2 3; GREENE, Cole 1-4 0-0 2; HURT, Howard 0-0 0-0 0; GIBBS, Kevin 0-2 0-0 0; HINTON, Jarred 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-70 14-20 73.

   Emory & Henry.................   30   35  -   65
   Guilford......................   40   33  -   73

3-point goals–Emory & Henry 7-23 (Tyler Driver 4-11; Brett Pearman 2-3; Myles Turner 1-3; Kevin Anzenberger 0-2; Stephen Brown 0-3; Tyler Mullins 0-1), Guilford 9-24 (McCARTHY, Matt 7-12; PITTMAN, Josh 2-9; TRACY, Travis 0-2; HINTON, Jarred 0-1).
Fouled out–Emory & Henry-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Emory & Henry 41 (Armando Murrell 10), Guilford 43 (TRACY, Travis 8). Assists–Emory & Henry 13 (Myles Turner 4), Guilford 13 (PITTMAN, Josh 5).
Total fouls–Emory & Henry 20, Guilford 16.
Technical fouls–Emory & Henry-None, Guilford-None.
Attendance–486

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


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