Greensboro College Athletics Update with Wes Gullett(GC SID) at the controls as Men’s Hoops plays well vs. Johnson and Wales and Women’s Hoops fall in close contest to LR

Posted by Press Release on December 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Men’s Basketball Thumps Wildcats 103-68
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six players scored in double figures as the Greensboro College men’s basketball team coasted past the Wildcats of Johnson & Wales University Wednesday, 103-68.

The Wildcats jumped out to a four-point lead before the Pride (4-2) used a 13-0 run to pull ahead 15-9. Donavan Griffith started the run before Lorenzo Marry scored the next six points. Joseph Gatling then capped off the run with five straight points.

Following the Greensboro run, Johnson & Wales battled to take a 24-23 lead midway through the half.

After the two teams changed the lead three times over the next four minutes, the Pride surged out to a 52-38 halftime lead, following a 20-4 run. Gatling fueled the spurt with seven points, while Torrance Outing, Zedric Barnett, Hamilton Hawkins, Dominic Fumbanks, Demetrius Tilley, and Darus Maddox each had one basket.

Johnson & Wales then pulled back to within ten, eight minutes into the second half, but Greensboro quickly shut the door with a 40-12 run before going on to win by the 35-point margin.

Lorenzo Mary and Donavan Griffith led Greensboro on the night, each having a double-double performance. Marry finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Griffith had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

“We continuously work on our craft each and every day,” Marry said. “We came into tonight with a little pain from last night’s loss, and we did a good job of getting back to our game.

“Basketball is a team sport and I feel like tonight was a total team win for us.”

Barnett finished with a game-high 18 points, while Gatling (16), Darus Maddox (12), and Torrance Outing (10) also scored double figures. Greensboro out rebounded the Wildcats 47-36 on the night with 14 offensive rebounds resulting in 16 second-chance points.

“I am happy with the way our guys finished the game today,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “After starting out slow I think our intensity really picked up as the game went on.

“Overall I am really pleased with our performance tonight. We have to continue getting better each and every day as we still have a lot of tough opponents left on our schedule.”

The Pride men will return to the hardwood Dec. 16 when they open a two-game swing through the state of New York against Mount Saint Mary College. The game is slated to get underway at 5 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Women’s Basketball Falls to Division II foe Lenoir-Rhyne
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director

HICKORY, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s basketball team fell in a close game against NCAA Division II opponent Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday, 54-44.

The Pride (2-5) started the first quarter shot for shot with the Bears. Two Kylee Barry three-pointers kept the Pride close with 4:49 left in the first period.

However, the Bears were able to close out the period with a 13-3 run, taking a 21-10 lead into the second period.

Neither team was able to get their offense going in the second period as the Pride held a narrow 7-4 advantage at the end of the period, pulling them to within 25-17 at halftime. Shamara Richardson, Rasheika Gregory, and Kamerin Williams each had at least one bucket in the period.

The Pride then started a little slow coming out from halftime and the Bears were able to extend their margin to 41-24 heading into the final period.

The Bears were then able to extend their advantage out to 20 before Greensboro closed out the game on a 13-3 run. Despite the run, the Pride fell by a 10 point margin. Barry recorded five of her team-high 14 point during the run, while Katie Lewis, Domonique McCoy, and Courtney Pearsall combined for eight points.

Gregory finished just short of double figures with nine points, while Pearsall and Lewis each had five points. Marla Crawford and Lewis each pulled down a team-leading five rebounds.

“We played very well tonight, but just missed a couple of opportunities,” Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Reggie Hines said. “We made a few mistakes that changed the game, but we are very proud of our team and the way they played tonight.

“We have a couple of good things we can build off of as we enter conference play.”

The Greensboro College women’s basketball team is back in action on Friday, December 9th, when Mid-Atlantic Christian comes to play in Hanes Gymnasium. The game will get underway at 7 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College women’s basketball, please continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com


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