College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 87, Southern Maine 80

Posted by Press Release on December 30, 2014 at 6:44 am under College | Comments are off for this article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Matt McCarthy pumped in a game-high 23 points and Jonny Rice added a double-double in Guilford College’s 87-80 basketball win over the University of Southern Maine Monday night.

Playing before a nice contingent of family and friends from his nearby hometown of Rockville, Maryland, McCarthy scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half, thanks to four-of-six three-point shooting. The senior guard hit three triples during a 22-11 Quakers’ run midway through the second half. He capped the spurt with consecutive threes that gave Guilford a 73-58 edge with 9:31 left in regulation, its largest of the game.

Behind seven points from Brandon Littlefield and consecutive treys by Sean Caddigan, Southern Maine (3-6) answered with a 17-4 run to draw within 77-75 with 3:46 left. McCarthy iced the game from that point, scoring eight of the Quakers’ final 10 points, including all six free-throw attempts.

Guilford’s Rice added 15 points (12 in the second half) and a game-best 10 rebounds for his team-leading fourth double-double of the season. Will Freeman shot seven-for-11 from the floor and scored 14 points off the bench. Sophomore point guard Zachary Houston didn’t score, but he did have a game-high six assists with no turnovers, plus six rebounds.

Littlefield’s 18 points led four Huskies in double-figure scoring. Zach Leal had 13 points and Cole Libby added 12. Caddigan finished with 11 points and four assists.

The Quakers’ (7-2) fourth win in five games sends them into Tuesday (12/30) night’s final of the Catholic University/College Park Holiday Inn Classic versus the host Cardinals. Catholic knocked off York College of Pennsylvania, 87-68, earlier Monday night.

Southern Maine vs Guilford
12/29/14 7:00 PM at Washington, D.C. – DuFour Center
At Washington, D.C. – DuFour Center

GUILFORD – 87
SOUTHERN MAINE – 80

SOUTHERN MAINE (3-6): Jacob Littlefield 5-14 6-8 18; Zach Leal 5-6 1-4 13; Cole Libby 4-6 2-2 12; Sean Caddigan 4-8 0-0 11; Jalen Lincoln 2-3 2-2 8; Fred Knight 4-9 0-0 8; Ben Jackson 3-5 0-0 6; Aaron Toman 2-4 0-0 4; Mitch Loeman 0-0 0-0 0; I. Stone-Patterson 0-0 0-0 0; Michael Trahan 0-0 0-0 0; Alex Fraser 0-2 0-0 0; Donni Agossou 0-0 0-0 0; Cam Scott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 11-16 80.

GUILFORD (7-2): McCARTHY, Matt 6-11 6-7 23; RICE, Jonny 6-11 2-5 15; FREEMAN, Will 7-11 0-0 14; STAVES, Brandon 3-8 2-6 9; HYATT, Trever 3-7 0-0 9; JACKSON, Hunter 3-6 0-0 8; GREENE, Cole 2-2 0-0 4; KOPPENHAVER, Will 2-5 0-0 4; ROGERS, Jarrod 0-0 1-2 1; HINTON, Jarred 0-1 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-62 11-20 87.

Southern Maine................   32   48  -   80
Guilford......................   40   47  -   87

3-point goals – Southern Maine 11-23 (Sean Caddigan 3-7; Zach Leal 2-3; Jalen Lincoln 2-3; Jacob Littlefield 2-5; Cole Libby 2-3; Alex Fraser 0-2), Guilford 12-22 (McCARTHY, Matt 5-8; HYATT, Trever 3-6; JACKSON, Hunter 2-4; STAVES, Brandon 1-3; RICE, Jonny 1-1).
Fouled out – Southern Maine-Fred Knight, Guilford-RICE, Jonny.
Rebounds – Southern Maine 30 (Jacob Littlefield 5), Guilford 36 (RICE, Jonny 10).
Assists – Southern Maine 16 (Sean Caddigan 4; Jacob Littlefield 4), Guilford 20 (HOUSTON, Zachary 6).
Total fouls – Southern Maine 19, Guilford 18.
Technical fouls – Southern Maine-None, Guilford-None.
A-62

Guilford advances to Tuesday’s final of the Catholic/College Park Holiday Inn Classic. The Quakers will play the host Cardinals at 7 PM.


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