College Women’s Basketball Final—Guilford 79, Virginia Wesleyan 57 (ODAC Quarterfinals)

Posted by Press Release on February 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SALEM, Va.—Four Guilford College players scored in double-figures as the fourth-seeded Quakers advanced in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, 79-57, over fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan College Thursday afternoon.

Gabby Oglesby (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) dominated the first half for the Quakers with 17 points, including 11 of the first 15 Quaker points in the first 6:21 of the contest. The Marlins made two runs which cut the Quaker lead down to one before the Quakers ended the first half on a 12-4 run. The Quaker frontcourt gained the first half advantage in rebounds, 21-13, and held the Marlins to just seven shots inside the arc.

The Quakers would begin to pull away in the second half and widened their lead with a 15-4 run over a 6:37 span in the middle of the second half. Morgan King propelled the Quakers’ second half offense with 10 points to finish the game with 14 points while shooting six-of-seven from the field.

Guilford finished the contest with a decisive advantage on the glass, out-rebounding the Marlins by 21 while turning 18 offensive rebounds into 15 points. Logan Hardin (Climax, N.C./Providence Grove) lead the Quakers on the glass with 10 rebounds. Miranda Martin (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) led all Quakers on the offensive glass with seven offensive rebounds. Guilford’s frontcourt led the Quakers to a decisive advantage in interior scoring, outproducing the Marlins in the paint, 20-4.

Guilford’s defense held the Marlins to just 29.5% shooting, including 21.2% from three-point range. Virginia Wesleyan shot only 25.7% from the field in the second half. The Quaker defense also turned 10 Marlin turnovers into 15 points.

The Quakers shot 52.5% for the contest, including 58.3% in the second half on 14-of-24 shooting.

The Quakers (20-6), who clinched their third consecutive 20-win season with the victory, face top-seed Eastern Mennonite University in the ODAC Semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. inside the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.

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