Men’s College Basketball Results – Guilford, Bridgewater State Win Openers in Guilford Holiday Classic

Posted by Press Release on December 30, 2016 at 7:57 am under College, Photos | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Marcus Curry totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in Guilford College’s 70-56 men’s basketball win over Albion College Thursday night in the Guilford Holiday Classic’s second game.

Joseph Carty’s lay-up at the buzzer lifted Bridgewater State University to an 83-82 comeback win over Greensboro College in Thursday’s opening contest.

After a scoreless opening half, Guilford’s Carson Long awoke for 10 second-half points that helped turn a five-point halftime margin into a 19-point blowout. The Quakers (8-2) scored 18 of the second-half’s first 24 points, eight by Long. His second three-pointer capped the spurt and opened a 60-43 edge with 11:11 remaining. The Britons (3-7) drew no closer than 12 points the rest of the half.

Behind Curry and rookie forward Kyler Gregory (8 points), Guilford held a 33-16 edge in bench scoring. Curry also helped the Quakers enjoy a 47-27 advantage in rebounds that included 18 offensive boards leading to 21 second-chance points. Guilford senior Zachary Houston collected a game-best 11 rebounds. Teammate Alston Thompson had six boards in addition to his nine points.

Darius Branch led Albion with a game-high 21 points, 16 in the first half. Albion’s Corey Wheeler added 10 points, and Aquavius Burks chipped in five points and a team-high five rebounds.

In the opening game, Carty’s game-winning layup at the buzzer capped a thrilling contest that saw Bridgewater State (7-3) overcome a 14-point first-half deficit. The game featured nine ties and nine lead changes.

Greensboro’s Joseph Gatling made two free throws with 8.4 seconds left that gave the Pride (5-4) an 82-81 edge. Following a Pride timeout, Bridgewater State’s Rocky DeAndrade drove the lane, but missed a shot in traffic. The ball went out of bounds off the Pride under the basket with 1.9 seconds remaining, which gave possession to the Bears. After a timeout, DeAndrade inbounded to Carty in the lane and the junior muscled the ball up and in as time expired.

Fawad Mass poured in a game-high 28 points and made all five three-pointers for Bridgewater State. Keyon Armstrong added 11 points and Carty finished with 14 points and a game-best 14 rebounds.

Gatling’s 17 points paced four Greensboro students in double-figure scoring. Donavan Griffith scored 15 points in 14 minutes before fouling out. Zedric Barnett and Dominic Fumbanks tallied 11 points apiece. Lorenzo Marry contributed five points and 11 rebounds.

The tournament concludes Friday (12/30) as Greensboro plays Albion at 3:00 p.m. Guilford meets Bridgewater State at 7:00 p.m. Guilford’s women’s basketball team host Husson University at 5:00 p.m. in a hoops tripleheader in the Quakers’ Ragan-Brown Field House.

Box Scores follows photos.

Albion vs Guilford Photos By Andy Gore.

Albion vs Guilford
12/29/16 7:10 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD 70
ALBION 56

ALBION (3-7): Darius Branch 8-13 2-3 21; Corey Wheeler 4-7 1-3 10; Adam Davis 2-2 0-0 5; Aquavius Burks 1-5 3-4 5; Jason Zahran 1-2 1-3 4; Mitchell Rubio 1-5 0-0 3; Jaylin Fordham 1-5 0-0 2; Kirk Douglas 1-5 0-0 2; Jared Larr 1-3 0-0 2; Ojani Echevarria 1-2 0-0 2; Ryan Lowe 0-2 0-0 0; Dylan Bennett 0-3 0-0 0; Robert Ryan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 7-13 56.

GUILFORD (8-2): CURRY, Marcus 4-7 3-8 11; LONG, Carson 3-10 2-2 10; THOMPSON, Alston 3-7 3-4 9; GREGORY, Kyler 3-5 2-2 8; GORE, Jaylen 3-8 2-2 8; STEPHENS, PJ 2-2 0-0 6; ROGERS, Jarrod 2-3 2-2 6; HENDERSON, Dominique 3-6 0-1 6; HOUSTON, Zachary 2-4 0-0 4; REYER, Mason 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 26-59 14-21 70.

Albion........................   37   19  -   56
Guilford......................   42   28  -   70

3-point goals–Albion 7-27 (Darius Branch 3-7; Mitchell Rubio 1-5; Corey Wheeler 1-1; Jason Zahran 1-2; Adam Davis 1-1; Ojani Echevarria 0-1; Dylan Bennett 0-2; Robert Ryan 0-1; Jared Larr 0-2; Kirk Douglas 0-1; Jaylin Fordham 0-2; Aquavius Burks 0-2), Guilford 4-16 (STEPHENS, PJ 2-2; LONG, Carson 2-7; GORE, Jaylen 0-1; HENDERSON, Dominique 0-1; HOUSTON, Zachary 0-2; REYER, Mason 0-3).
Fouled out–Albion-None, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Albion 27 (Aquavius Burks 5), Guilford 47 (HOUSTON, Zachary 11).
Assists–Albion 10 (Robert Ryan 2), Guilford 12 (ROGERS, Jarrod 7).
Total fouls–Albion 20, Guilford 15.
Technical fouls–Albion-Mitchell Rubio, Guilford-None.
A-500
2016 Guilford College Holiday Classic – Game 2

Bridgewater State vs Greensboro
12/29/16 5:00 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

BRIDGEWATER STATE 83
GREENSBORO 82

BRIDGEWATER STATE (7-3): Fawaz Mass 7-11 9-10 28; Keyon Armstrong 4-10 4-4 15; Joseph Carty 5-11 4-8 14; Michael Soares 4-9 1-2 9; Rocky DeAndrade 3-9 2-4 8; Greg Romanko 2-5 0-0 5; Brian Grant 2-5 0-0 4; Rayshon Ward 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 20-28 83.

GREENSBORO (5-4): Joseph Gatling 5-12 4-4 17; Donavan Griffith 5-8 3-4 15; Dominic Fumbanks 5-9 0-1 11; Zedric Barnett 4-11 0-0 11; Darus Maddox 3-8 2-3 9; Torrance Outing 3-5 0-0 8; Lorenzo Marry 2-4 1-2 5; Demetrius Tilley 1-3 0-0 2; Christopher Corbin 0-0 2-2 2; Hamilton Hawkins 0-1 2-4 2; Matteo Baggio 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 14-20 82.

Bridgewater State.............   40   43  -   83
Greensboro....................   43   39  -   82

3-point goals–Bridgewater State 9-20 (Fawaz Mass 5-5; Keyon Armstrong 3-6; Greg Romanko 1-4; Rocky DeAndrade 0-2; Brian Grant 0-1; Rayshon Ward 0-1; Joseph Carty 0-1), Greensboro 12-22 (Zedric Barnett 3-7; Joseph Gatling 3-4; Donavan Griffith 2-2; Torrance Outing 2-3; Dominic Fumbanks 1-3; Darus Maddox 1-3).
Fouled out–Bridgewater State-None, Greensboro-Donavan Griffith.
Rebounds–Bridgewater State 39 (Joseph Carty 14), Greensboro 38 (Lorenzo Marry 11).
Assists–Bridgewater State 13 (Joseph Carty 3; Keyon Armstrong 3; Rocky DeAndrade 3), Greensboro 11 (Zedric Barnett 4; Hamilton Hawkins 4).
Total fouls–Bridgewater State 19, Greensboro 23.
Technical fouls–Bridgewater State-None, Greensboro-None.
A-100
2016 Guilford College Holiday Classic – Game 1
Joseph Carty’s layup at the buzzer was the game-winning basket.


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