College Men’s Basketball Final – #18 Va. Wesleyan 84, Guilford 59

Posted by Press Release on January 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

NORFOLK, Va. – Khory Moore scored a game- and career-high 21 points in 18 minutes off the bench to power Virginia Wesleyan College to an 84-59 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over Guilford College Saturday. The freshman made five-of-seven three-pointers, which helped the Marlins match the school record with 17 trifectas in 35 attempts (.486).

Virginia Wesleyan, ranked 18th in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, improved to 12-3 overall and gained a share of first place in the ODAC standings with a 5-1 mark. The Marlins dealt Guilford its first league loss and sent the Quakers to 11-4 overall, 5-1 in the ODAC.

Moore entered the game with the Marlins trailing 8-3 in the first half and reeled off 10 unanswered points during a 20-4 Virginia Wesleyan run that opened a 23-12 lead. With five minutes before halftime, Moore and Guilford both had 19 points. The hosts held a 41-32 lead at intermission.

Virginia Wesleyan’s success from beyond the arc thwarted a Quakers’ comeback in the second half. The Marlins shot eight-for-16 from three-point range in final stanza. Their 17 trifectas equal the school standard set earlier this season against the Newport News Apprentice School.

Moore paced four Marlins in double-figure scoring. Aaron Clark shot four-of-eight from three-point land and scored 12 points, as did Marlins’ All-American D.J. Woodmore. Woodmore also dished out a game-high six assists, collected five rebounds and had three steals. Sedric Nady knocked in three triples and finished with 11 points.

Senior Jake Hopkins (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) paced the Quakers with 20 points and teammate Matt McCarthy added 13. Guilford outrebounded the Marlins, 40-35, led by McCarthy’s eight caroms. Trever Hyatt added 10 points for the Quakers, who made just two-of-16 three-pointers.

Guilford returns to action Wednesday (1/22) against visiting league-rival Hampden-Sydney College at 7 p.m.

Guilford vs Virginia Wesleyan
1/18/14 2 p.m. at Virginia Beach/The Batten Center
At Virginia Beach/The Batten Center

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN – 84
GUILFORD – 59

GUILFORD (11-4, 5-1 ODAC): HOPKINS, Jake 8-13 4-4 20; McCARTHY, Matt 5-11 2-2 13; HYATT, Trever 4-9 2-2 10; SPAINHOUR, Josh 3-10 0-0 7; RICHARDSON, Zeb 2-5 0-0 4; KOPPENHAVER, Will 1-4 0-0 2; FURR, Alston 1-7 0-0 2; STOKELY, Robbie 0-1 1-2 1; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-1 0-0 0; BYRD, Michael 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 9-10 59.

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (12-3, 5-1 ODAC): MOORE, Khory 7-13 2-2 21; CLARK, Aaron 4-9 0-0 12; WOODMORE, DJ 5-9 0-0 12; NADY, Sedric 4-6 0-0 11; HEARD, Colby 4-7 0-1 8; OWENS, Cameron 2-9 0-0 6; LYONS, Breven 1-1 1-2 4; BANKS, Andre’ 0-2 2-2 2; POE, Kaelin 1-1 0-0 2; MONTGOMERY, Greg 1-2 0-2 2; BATSON, Trent 1-3 0-2 2; MITCHELL, Brandon 1-2 0-0 2; WASHINGTON, Kendric 0-0 0-0 0; BYNUM, Nick 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-64 5-11 84.

   Guilford......................   32   27  -   59
   Virginia Wesleyan.............   41   43  -   84

3-point goals–Guilford 2-16 (SPAINHOUR, Josh 1-4; McCARTHY, Matt 1-6; FURR, Alston 0-2; BYRD, Michael 0-1; HYATT, Trever 0-1; HOPKINS, Jake 0-2), Virginia Wesleyan 17-35 (MOORE, Khory 5-7; CLARK, Aaron 4-8; NADY, Sedric 3-5; OWENS, Cameron 2-7; WOODMORE, DJ 2-5; LYONS, Breven 1-1; BANKS, Andre’ 0-2).
Fouled out–Guilford-None, Virginia Wesleyan-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 40 (McCARTHY, Matt 8), Virginia Wesleyan 35 (BATSON, Trent 6).
Assists–Guilford 12 (HOUSTON, Zachary 4), Virginia Wesleyan 22 (WOODMORE, DJ 6).
Total fouls–Guilford 11, Virginia Wesleyan 13.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Virginia Wesleyan-None.
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VWC ranked No. 18 by D3hoops.com, No. 16 by BennettRank


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