College Men’s Basketball Final- Guilford 94, Eastern Mennonite 88 (OT) with Photos

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Carson Long scored six of his game- and career- high 32 points in overtime of Guilford College’s 94-88 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s basketball win over visiting Eastern Mennonite University Wednesday night.

The Quakers (4-1, 1-0 ODAC) overcame Eastern Mennonite’s (2-2, 0-1 ODAC) school-record 18 three-point shots in a school-record 45 attempts. Jerome Jones’ three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation tied the game at 81-81, forced the extra period, and completed a Royals’ rally from a 10-point deficit early in the second half.

After shooting 10-of-18 (55.6%) in the second half, Eastern Mennonite made just one of five tries from beyond the arc in overtime. Guilford, which shot 53.6% from the field, made four-of-five of its field goals in the extra frame. A Long jumper followed by Dominique Henderson’s traditional three-point play gave the Quakers an 86-81 edge 1:25 into overtime.

Isaiah Harris-Winn answered at the other end to get Eastern Mennonite back to within 86-83 and hit his fifth and final trifecta of the night that made it an 89-86 contest with 46 seconds left. Guilford broke the ensuing full-court press, which led to a Long dunk at the other end. A Zachary Houston steal on Eastern Mennonite’s next possession forced the Royals to foul Jarrod Rogers with 25 seconds left. The junior made both shots, which opened a 93-86 margin and effectively iced the game.

Long made 15-of-20 shots from the floor, including two three-pointers, in his second 30-point game of the year. He also collected seven rebounds, five offensive, and added three steals and a blocked shot. Henderson drained eight-of-10 shots, including both three-point tries, and finished with21 points, one shy of a career high. He also had six rebounds and four assists. Rookie Mason Reyer knocked down three three-pointers off the bench and scored a career-high 12 points. Houston scored three points, but shared game-high honors with nine rebounds, and had six assists and two steals.

Harris-Winn’s five three-pointers helped him to a team-best 27 points. Travis Clower made four-of-five triples and scored 13 points off the bench, a figure matched by ReShawn Latimer. Despite foul trouble, Jones finished with 12 points, a game-high nine rebounds and two steals. Khalil Davis chipped in eight points, a game-high seven assists and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers visit league-rival Hampden-Sydney College Saturday (12/3) at 2:00 p.m.


Game Photos by Andy Gore


East. Mennonite vs Guilford
11/30/16 5:30 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD 94
EAST. MENNONITE 88

EAST. MENNONITE (2-2, 0-1 ODAC): HARRIS-WINN, Isaiah 11-23 0-0 27; LATIMER, RaShawn 5-10 0-0 13; CLOWER, Travis 4-5 1-2 13; JONES, Jerome 4-10 2-2 12; DAVIS, Khalil 3-6 1-2 8; JONES, Maleke 3-13 0-0 7; HAWKINS, Kendall 1-2 0-0 3; GOOD, Josh 1-4 0-0 3; LOVING, Mark 1-1 0-0 2; WILLIAMS, Michael 0-0 0-0 0; JOHNSON, Darius 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-75 4-6 88.

GUILFORD (4-1, 1-0 ODAC): LONG, Carson 15-20 0-2 32; HENDERSON, Dominique 8-10 3-5 21; REYER, Mason 4-6 1-1 12; THOMPSON, Alston 4-7 0-1 8; CURRY, Marcus 2-9 2-2 6; GREGORY, Kyler 1-3 4-4 6; ROGERS, Jarrod 1-2 2-2 4; HOUSTON, Zachary 1-2 1-4 3; STEPHENS, PJ 1-7 0-0 2; GORE, Jaylen 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 37-69 13-21 94.

East. Mennonite...............   37   44    7  -   88
Guilford......................   43   38   13  -   94

3-point goals–East. Mennonite 18-45 (HARRIS-WINN, Isaiah 5-12; CLOWER, Travis 4-5; LATIMER, RaShawn 3-5; JONES, Jerome 2-6; GOOD, Josh 1-3; DAVIS, Khalil 1-3; JONES, Maleke 1-9; HAWKINS, Kendall 1-2), Guilford 7-17 (REYER, Mason 3-4; HENDERSON, Dominique 2-2; LONG, Carson 2-5; GREGORY, Kyler 0-1; STEPHENS, PJ 0-2; GORE, Jaylen 0-2; CURRY, Marcus 0-1).
Fouled out–East. Mennonite-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–East. Mennonite 32 (JONES, Jerome 9), Guilford 44 (HOUSTON, Zachary 9).
Assists–East. Mennonite 18 (DAVIS, Khalil 7), Guilford 20 (HOUSTON, Zachary 6).
Total fouls–East. Mennonite 22, Guilford 11.
Technical fouls–East. Mennonite-None, Guilford-None.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference game


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