College Women’s Basketball Final – Christopher Newport 73, Guilford 61

Posted by Press Release on November 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Christopher Newport shot 47.8% in the second half to break a halftime stalemate and earn a Saturday afternoon victory over Guilford College, 73-61, in the first Day of the season-opening Guilford College Classic.

Both teams traded the lead often in the first half in a contest that featured nine ties and seven lead changes. The Captains held their largest first half lead (five points) 5:38 into the contest before the teams would keep their respective leads within four points for the remainder of the period.

A Camry Green jumper with 4:40 left gave the Captains their largest lead of the game at the time (eight points) before the Quakers countered with five points in 49 seconds to cut the deficit to three. The Captains answered with nine unanswered points to conclude the contest and seal the win.

Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) lead the Quakers with her first career double-double, 20 points and 13 rebounds while adding five steals. Brittany Drew (Greensboro, N.C./Page) was the remaining Quaker in double-figure scoring, adding 10 points while securing six rebounds.

Green led the Captains with a double-double of her own, leading Christopher Newport with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Kendra Stone totaled 16 points while Bailey Dufrene came off the bench to add 15 points, the third Captain in double figure scoring.

The Quakers shot 32.3% for the contest, including 6-for-17 from three-point range. The Captains shot 42.3%, led by their 47.8% effort in the second half. The Captains drained 24 of 29 free-throws while the Quakers made 13 of 21 shots from the foul line in a contest that totaled a combined 44 fouls.

The Captains took advantage of 22 Quaker turnovers, turning them into 17 points. The Quakers turned 17 Captains turnovers into eight points. The Captains held the advantage in the point, outscoring the Quakers, 32-18. Christopher Newport held the rebounding advantage, 44-37, while securing 19 second chance points compared to the Quakers’ 14.

The Quakers finish up the Guilford College Classic tomorrow, facing Meredith College for a 2 p.m. contest inside Ragan-Brown Field House.

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