College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 78, Shenandoah 77

Posted by Press Release on December 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

WINCHESTER, Va. – Jake Hopkins (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) scored a career-high 20 points, including the winning shot with 13 seconds remaining, in Guilford College’s 78-77 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win at Shenandoah University Saturday. Hopkins’ basket capped the Quakers’ rally from a 12-point second-half deficit and lifted Guilford to its first 7-0 start since 2006.

Hopkins’ score broke a 76-76 tie, the game’s 10th deadlock. Shenandoah (3-3, 0-2 ODAC) had a chance to tie the game with two seconds remaining, when the Hornets’ Avery Green went to the foul line for a one-and-one opportunity. Green made the first shot, but after a Quakers’ timeout, missed the second free-throw and Guilford’s Zeb Richardson grabbed the rebound.

Green led all scorers with 23 points and had 14 first-half points, which helped the Hornets hold a 39-29 halftime lead. Jimi Sparks scored the second-half’s first basket and the Hornets held a 12-point lead, their largest of the game.

The Hornets led by eight on Jared Carithers’ three-pointer with 6:15 remaining, but Guilford went on an 11-2 run and took a 70-69 edge with 3:38 to play. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way before Hopkins’ go-ahead score.

Guilford’s Matt McCarthy scored 15 of his team-high 22 points in the second half and collected eight rebounds. Hopkins netted 12 second-half points and Richardson scored 10 of his 16 points in the final stanza. After shooting just over 38 percent in the first half, the Quakers shot 52.6% in the second half. Richardson had four blocks and a team-high nine boards, which helped the visitors enjoy a 47-29 rebounding edge. Guilford had 16 offensive rebounds and scored 22 of the game’s 27 second-chance points.

After a break for final exams, the Quakers host Methodist University Saturday (12/14) at 3:00 p.m.

Guilford vs Shenandoah
12/07/13 4:00 p.m. at Winchester, Va. – Shingleton Gymnasium
At Winchester, Va. – Shingleton Gymnasium
GUILFORD 78
SHENANDOAH 77

GUILFORD (7-0, 3-0 ODAC): McCARTHY, Matt 8-18 2-2 22; HOPKINS, Jake 9-11 2-2 20; RICHARDSON, Zeb 8-12 0-0 16; HYATT, Trever 3-10 1-2 7; FURR, Alston 2-10 2-2 7; KOPPENHAVER, Will 2-5 0-0 4; SPAINHOUR, Josh 1-2 0-0 2; STOKELY, Robbie 0-1 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 33-72 7-8 78.

SHENANDOAH (3-3, 0-2 ODAC): GREEN, Avery 11-20 1-2 23; STARKS, Jimi 5-6 0-0 11; CARITHERS, Jared 3-12 2-2 9; RUDISILL, CJ 3-6 0-0 8; MITCHELL, Bryce 3-6 1-5 8; MOODY, Walt 2-5 2-2 7; LECSAINT, Kevin 3-4 0-0 6; STEWART, Nik 1-2 0-0 3; ALSTON, Xavier 1-2 0-0 2; McEATHRON, Eli 0-1 0-0 0; PATTERSON, Aaron 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-65 6-11 77.

   Guilford......................   29   49  -   78
   Shenandoah....................   39   38  -   77

3-point goals–Guilford 5-20 (McCARTHY, Matt 4-11; FURR, Alston 1-2; HYATT, Trever 0-4; SPAINHOUR, Josh 0-1; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-1; HOPKINS, Jake 0-1), Shenandoah 7-20 (RUDISILL, CJ 2-4; MITCHELL, Bryce 1-1; CARITHERS, Jared 1-6; STEWART, Nik 1-2; STARKS, Jimi 1-1; MOODY, Walt 1-1; McEATHRON, Eli 0-1; PATTERSON, Aaron 0-1; GREEN, Avery 0-3).
Fouled out–Guilford-None, Shenandoah-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 47 (RICHARDSON, Zeb 9), Shenandoah 29 (RUDISILL, CJ 8).
Assists–Guilford 12 (HYATT, Trever 4), Shenandoah 13 (CARITHERS, Jared 3; LECSAINT, Kevin 3).
Total fouls–Guilford 12, Shenandoah 11.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Shenandoah-STARKS, Jimi.
A-534
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


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