GC Men’s Basketball Comes Out On Top Against William Peace

Posted by Press Release on February 8, 2015 at 7:44 am under College | Comments are off for this article

RALEIGH, NC- The Greensboro College men’s basketball team defeated William Peace University, 71-60, Saturday afternoon at Hermann Student Center.

The Pride men jumped to an early 5-0 lead with Martin making an early jumper followed by a three-pointer from Roberts. After an 8-0 run by the Pacers, the Pride would respond going on a 22-5 stretch in the next ten minutes of play. During this period, Roberts, Griffin, and Howard would put in shots from long distance and give the Pride a 27-17 lead with just under seven minutes to play in the first half. The half ended with Greensboro College leading 39-23.

At the break, Howard and Griffin led the team in points with 11 apiece. Howard and Hamilton Hawkins both grabbed five rebounds with Griffin behind them at three.

In the second half of play, The Pride never surrendered the lead. Will Griffin connected on two quick three point shots in the first two minutes of the half that would give Greensboro a 45-28 lead with 18 minutes remaining. Then, after a 6-0 run by William Peace University, Simeon Howard drained a shot from beyond the arc to put The Pride up, 48-34 with just under 16 minutes left.

Greensboro College would continue to a 14-7 run that was started by Howard’s three, and ended by a jump shot by Lorezo Marry and then a layup by Will Griffin, giving The Pride a 62-41 leadd with 8:21 to play.

In the last 8 minutes of play, Coach Galuski’s squad would hold on to take the road victory by 11 points, 71-60.

Leading scorers for The Pride were Howard with 22 and Griffin with 21. Top rebounders were Howard with eight and Griffin and Hawkins with six each. Martin finished the game with three blocks and two steals while Chris Corbin finished with three assists and two steals. Edric Roberts and Lorenzo Marry also chipped in six points apiece.

Greensboro controlled the ball on the offensive side shooting 43.5% from the field and 42.9% from three-point land. The Pride were 83.3% from the free throw line, compared to the Pacers’ 70%.

“I felt our defense was tremendous today, the best of the season so far. Lots of credit goes to a great team performance and Lorenzo Marry was excellent.” said Pride Head Basketball Coach Bryan Galuski.

The Pride’s next game will take place on Saturday, February 14 for a 2 p.m. start time.

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