College Women’s Basketball Final – Eastern Mennonite 66, Guilford 51

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eastern Mennonite University’s Jess Rheinheimer led the Royals with 20 points as Guilford College dropped a Saturday evening Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest to the Eastern Mennonite, 66-51.

The Royals (10-2, 3-1 ODAC) jumped to an early 8-0 as the Quakers battled back to close the deficit to five in the middle of the first quarter. The Royals widened the margin to close the period, producing a 10-2 run to close out the quarter with an 11-point lead thanks to 44.4 percent shooting compared to the Quakers’ 22.2 percent effort. The Royals extended the lead as large as 13 points to start the second quarter, but Guilford answered back in the latter portion of the period with an 11-4 run as Guilford held the Royals to 26.7 percent shooting in the period to shrink the deficit to four points.

Eastern Mennonite used an 8-0 run to close out the third quarter, holding the Quakers to 18.8 percent shooting in the period after both sides held even early in the quarter. The Quakers closed the gap to six points with 6:27 left in the frame, but the Royals produced a 12-2 run in a 4:24 span in the latter stages of the game to seal the win.

Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) led the Quakers with 20 points on eight-of-20 shooting while pulling down six rebounds and forcing five steals. Amy Steller (Advance, N.C./Davie County/Pfeffier) added seven points and six rebounds to add to three assists. Heaven Walters (Yadkinville, N.C./Starmount) also tallied seven points while pulling down five rebounds.

Jonae Guest led the Royals’ bench with 15 points on six-of-ten shooting in 20 minutes. Myneshia Walker was the remaining Royals’ player in double-figure scoring with ten points while adding six rebounds and four assists.

The Quakers shot 29.7 percent from the field in the contest while the Royals shot 42.2 percent. Guilford shot three-of-14 from three-point range while the Royals shot six-of-21 after sinking four three-pointers in the first quarter.

Eastern Mennonite out-rebounded Guilford, 46-37, with both sides nearly even on the offensive glass as the Royals held a narrow 13-12 advantage.

The Royals earned the advantage in the paint, outscoring the Quakers 35-18. The Royals held the edge in second-chance points, 11-4, and points off turnovers, 15-8.

The Quakers (10-2, 4-1 ODAC) hit the road Wednesday, traveling to Hollins University for a 7 p.m. ODAC contest.

Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford
01/09/16 4:30 p.m. at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

EASTERN MENNONITE 66
GUILFORD 51

EASTERN MENNONITE (10-2, 3-1 ODAC): RHEINHEIMER, Jess 9-13 1-2 20; GUEST, Jonae 6-10 3-4 15; WALKER, Myneshia 3-14 2-2 10; MOORE, Sa’Mone 3-10 0-0 9; YGARZA, Alicia 4-6 0-0 8; FRIEND, Jourdyn 1-1 0-0 2; KRISAK, Lindsey 1-5 0-0 2; THOMPSON, Shannan 0-0 0-0 0; WELCH, Alexis 0-0 0-0 0; CARTER, Jazmine 0-3 0-0 0; CONWELL, Shaneyea 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-64 6-8 66.

GUILFORD (10-2, 4-1 ODAC)
: WEATHERLY, Anais 8-20 3-3 20; STELLER, Amy 2-5 2-2 7; WALTERS, Heaven 2-9 3-4 7; RAMSEY, Lauren 2-7 1-1 5; BROWN, Jordyn 2-3 0-0 4; CLARK, Kate 1-5 0-0 3; BREEDLOVE, Ymani 1-6 0-0 2; SCOTT, Kayla 1-4 0-0 2; ABRAHAM, Essence 0-5 1-2 1; RICHARDSON, Jordyn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-64 10-12 51.

Eastern Mennonite.............   21   11   16   18  -   66
Guilford......................   10   18    8   15  -   51

3-point goals–Eastern Mennonite 6-21 (MOORE, Sa’Mone 3-6; WALKER, Myneshia 2-7; RHEINHEIMER, Jess 1-3; KRISAK, Lindsey 0-3; CARTER, Jazmine 0-2), Guilford 3-14 (CLARK, Kate 1-2; STELLER, Amy 1-2; WEATHERLY, Anais 1-5; SCOTT, Kayla 0-1; ABRAHAM, Essence 0-2; RAMSEY, Lauren 0-1; WALTERS, Heaven 0-1).
Fouled out–Eastern Mennonite-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Eastern Mennonite 46 (YGARZA, Alicia 9), Guilford 37 (WEATHERLY, Anais 6; STELLER, Amy 6; BREEDLOVE, Ymani 6).
Assists–Eastern Mennonite 16 (YGARZA, Alicia 5), Guilford 11 (STELLER, Amy 3; WEATHERLY, Anais 3).
Total fouls–Eastern Mennonite 14, Guilford 14.
Technical fouls–Eastern Mennonite-None, Guilford-None.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


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