College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 86, Bridgewater 56

Posted by Press Release on February 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Rookie Trevor Mayo (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) had a school-record nine steals and scored nine points in Guilford College’s 86-56 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win at Bridgewater College Sunday afternoon. He made six first-half thefts and keyed a defensive effort that allowed just 16 first-half points.

Sunday’s win capped a sweep of the season series with Bridgewater (6-14, 5-7 ODAC) and marked the Quakers (13-8, 8-4 ODAC) second 30-point win in as many days after Guilford downed Shenandoah University Saturday, 91-60. Guilford last won two consecutive games by 30 or more points in 2010.
Despite playing their second game in as many days, the Quakers (13-8, 8-4 ODAC) raced to a 41-16 halftime lead. Alston Thompson (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) netted 11 of his game-high 14 points in the opening frame, during which time Guilford held the hosts to just 4-of-25 shooting (16%) from the floor and forced eight turnovers, six of which were forced by Mayo. Guilford outscored the Eagles, 24-4, in the final 9:37 of the first half.

The Quakers had a season-high five students in double-figure scoring, paced by Thompson, who also had seven rebounds. Will Freeman added 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds off the bench and fellow reserve Trever Hyatt (Hickory, N.C./East Burke) tallied 12 points, nine in the opening half. Dominique Henderson (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek) also scored 12, thanks to a 3-for-3 effort from three-point range. He has now made his last nine three-point shots. Guilford’s Carson Long finished with 11 and three boards in 14 foul-plagued minutes. Zachary Houston (Hickory, N.C./St. Stephen’s) did not score, but did distribute a career-high 10 assists.

Trenton Ray led Bridgewater’s offense with 11 points off the bench. Efe Balfou added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. The Eagles were outscored in the paint, 44-10, and gave up 22 second-chance points.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers host Emory & Henry College Wednesday (2/10) at 5:00 p.m. in an ODAC contest.

Guilford vs Bridgewater
2/7/16 2:00 pm at Bridgewater, Va., Nininger Hall
At Bridgewater, Va., Nininger Hall
GUILFORD 86
BRIDGEWATER 56

GUILFORD (13-8, 8-4 ODAC): THOMPSON, Alston 4-5 6-7 14; FREEMAN, Will 6-11 1-2 13; HENDERSON, Dominique
4-7 1-1 12; HYATT, Trever 4-9 2-2 12; LONG, Carson 5-10 0-0 11; MAYO, Trevor 4-10 1-3 9; BEST, Justen 2-5 4-4 8; SYM, Austin 1-1 0-0 3; BRYANT, John 1-3 0-0 2; METZ, AJ 1-2 0-0 2; WELLS, Trent 0-1 0-0 0; REINEY, Michael 0-0 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-2 0-0 0; MILLER, Justin 0-0 0-0 0; ROGERS, Jarrod 0-4
0-0 0. Totals 32-70 15-19 86.

BRIDGEWATER (6-14, 5-7 ODAC): RAY, Trenton 3-10 3-4 11; CROWELL, Romello 3-5 3-4 9; BALFOUR, Efe 2-4 4-7 8; SEACRIST, Logan 2-7 0-0 6; DOUGAN, Tim 2-4 0-0 6; DOTSON, Hunter 1-4 2-2 4; HOWARD, Maalik 1-3 0-0 3; CALDWELL, DJ 1-4 0-0 3; DENNIS, Keonte 1-4 0-0 3; WALTERS, Brandon 1-5 0-0 3; BARNES, Norman 0-2 0-0 0; SAYLOR, Kevin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-54 12-17 56.

Guilford......................   41   45  -   86
Bridgewater...................   16   40  -   56

3-point goals–Guilford 7-15 (HENDERSON, Dominique 3-3; HYATT, Trever 2-4; LONG, Carson 1-5; SYM, Austin 1-1; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-1; BEST, Justen 0-1), Bridgewater 10-31 (DOUGAN, Tim 2-3; RAY, Trenton 2-8; SEACRIST, Logan 2-6; WALTERS, Brandon 1-4; CALDWELL, DJ 1-3; DENNIS, Keonte 1-3; HOWARD, Maalik
1-3; SAYLOR, Kevin 0-1).
Fouled out–Guilford-None, Bridgewater-None.
Rebounds–Guilford 47 (FREEMAN, Will 9), Bridgewater 34 (BALFOUR, Efe 10).
Assists–Guilford 18 (HOUSTON, Zachary 10), Bridgewater 13 (DOTSON, Hunter 3).
Total fouls–Guilford 17, Bridgewater 17.
Technical fouls–Guilford-None, Bridgewater-None.
A-335


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