Men’s Basketball Finals – Guilford, Greensboro Win on Day 2 of Guilford Holiday Classic

Posted by Press Release on December 31, 2016 at 7:13 am under College, Photos | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Tournament Most Valuable Player Marcus Curry scored a team-high 14 points in Guilford College’s 77-56 victory over Bridgewater State University Saturday night in the final game of the Guilford College Holiday Classic. The Quakers (9-2) held the Bears (7-4) to 32.1 percent field-goal shooting for their seventh win in eight games.

Greensboro College rallied from an early deficit for an 81-75 win over Albion College in Saturday’s other tournament contest.

Curry’s 14 points paced four Quakers in double-figure scoring. He came off the bench to connect on five-of-six shots from the floor and four-of-five free throws in 17 minutes. Curry also had five boards as Guilford enjoyed a 47-28 rebounding edge. Teammate Alston Thompson joined Curry on the all-tournament team after compiling 13 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two assists Saturday. Dominique Henderson added 12 points and Carson Long finished with 11 for Guilford. The Quakers closed the first half on a 12-4 run to take a five-point halftime lead and then outscored the Bears, 14-6, in the first five-and-a-half minutes of the second half.

Rocky DeAndrade led Bridgewater State with 15 points, five assists and three steals. Fuwad Mass added 13 points. He joined teammate Joseph Carty (6 points, 6 rebounds) on the all-tournament team.

Greensboro (6-4) awoke from a 12-point first-half deficit and held on for an 81-75 win over Albion. All-tournament selection Donavan Griffith had 17 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals for the Pride. Lorenzo Marry also scored 17 points and Greensboro’s Darus Maddox finished with 16 points off the bench. His off-balanced three-pointer as the first-half horn sounded sent the Pride into intermission with a 47-44 lead. Greensboro held Albion scoreless for nearly five minutes midway through the second half during a 21-7 Pride run.

Albion’s Corey Wheeler led all scorers with 20 points. Jason Zahran posted 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. All-tournament pick Darius Branch finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers host Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Roanoke College Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m.

All-Tournament Team
Donavan Griffith, Greensboro
Darius Branch, Albion
Fawad Mass, Bridgewater St
Joseph Carty, Bridgewater St
Alston Thompson, Guilford
Marcus Curry, Guilford (MVP)

Photos provided by Andy Gore (Box scores follows photos)

Bridgewater State vs Guilford
12/30/16 7:55 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GUILFORD 77
BRIDGEWATER STATE 56

BRIDGEWATER STATE (7-4): Rocky DeAndrade 5-9 2-4 15; Fawaz Mass 5-13 3-3 13; Keyon Armstrong 2-8 2-3 7; Joseph Carty 1-6 4-5 6; Rayshon Ward 2-6 0-2 5; Michael Soares 0-3 4-4 4; Greg Romanko 1-5 0-0 3; Mike Wiederkehr 1-1 1-2 3; Matthieu Midouin 0-0 0-0 0; Darnell Richardson 0-1 0-0 0; Brian Grant 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-53 16-23 56.

GUILFORD (9-2): CURRY, Marcus 5-6 4-5 14; THOMPSON, Alston 5-12 3-5 13; HENDERSON, Dominique 4-8 4-5 12; LONG, Carson 4-10 3-4 11; GREGORY, Kyler 3-3 0-0 6; REYER, Mason 2-4 0-0 6; GORE, Jaylen 3-8 0-1 6; HOUSTON, Zachary 2-3 0-0 4; STEPHENS, PJ 1-4 0-0 3; ROGERS, Jarrod 0-4 2-3 2; REINEY, Michael 0-0 0-0 0; BEST, Justen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-62 16-23 77.

Bridgewater State.............   26   30  -   56
Guilford......................   31   46  -   77

3-point goals–Bridgewater State 6-20 (Rocky DeAndrade 3-6; Greg Romanko 1-4; Keyon Armstrong 1-3; Rayshon Ward 1-3; Joseph Carty 0-2; Fawaz Mass 0-2), Guilford 3-13 (REYER, Mason 2-3; STEPHENS, PJ 1-2; HENDERSON, Dominique 0-2; LONG, Carson 0-3; ROGERS, Jarrod 0-2; THOMPSON, Alston 0-1).
Fouled out–Bridgewater State-Joseph Carty, Guilford-None.
Rebounds–Bridgewater State 28 (Joseph Carty 6), Guilford 47 (THOMPSON, Alston 8).
Assists–Bridgewater State 8 (Rocky DeAndrade 5), Guilford 14 (ROGERS, Jarrod 5).
Total fouls–Bridgewater State 20, Guilford 19.
Technical fouls–Bridgewater State-None, Guilford-None.
A-475

2016 Guilford College Holiday Classic – Game 4
Guilford’s Marcus Curry was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player


Greensboro vs Albion
12/30/16 3:00 pm at Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House
At Greensboro, NC – Ragan-Brown Field House

GREENSBORO 81
ALBION 75

GREENSBORO (6-4): Lorenzo Marry 5-9 7-7 17; Donavan Griffith 4-12 8-12 17; Darus Maddox 5-6 2-4 16; Joseph Gatling 4-9 3-4 12; Dominic Fumbanks 3-6 2-3 8; Hamilton Hawkins 1-3 3-4 5; Zedric Barnett 1-5 2-2 4; Christopher Corbin 1-2 0-0 2; Matteo Baggio 0-1 0-0 0; Kevin Nickel 0-0 0-0 0; Torrance Outing 0-0 0-0 0; Torrence Lathon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-53 27-36 81.

ALBION (3-8): Corey Wheeler 7-13 4-7 20; Jason Zahran 6-11 5-6 17; Darius Branch 6-15 2-2 15; Jaylin Fordham 3-11 2-2 9; Kirk Douglas 3-4 0-0 6; Adam Davis 1-2 2-2 5; Dylan Bennett 1-1 0-0 2; Aquavius Burks 0-5 1-2 1; Ojani Echevarria 0-0 0-0 0; Jared Larr 0-0 0-0 0; Robert Ryan 0-2 0-0 0; Mitchell Rubio 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 16-21 75.

Greensboro....................   47   34  -   81
Albion........................   44   31  -   75

3-point goals–Greensboro 6-17 (Darus Maddox 4-4; Donavan Griffith 1-1; Joseph Gatling 1-4; Zedric Barnett 0-2; Matteo Baggio 0-1; Hamilton Hawkins 0-1; Dominic Fumbanks 0-3; Lorenzo Marry 0-1), Albion 5-22 (Corey Wheeler 2-3; Jaylin Fordham 1-7; Adam Davis 1-2; Darius Branch 1-7; Aquavius Burks 0-1; Robert Ryan 0-1; Mitchell Rubio 0-1).
Fouled out–Greensboro-None, Albion-Aquavius Burks.
Rebounds–Greensboro 35 (Donavan Griffith 11), Albion 40 (Jason Zahran 11).
Assists–Greensboro 13 (Joseph Gatling 6), Albion 10 (Aquavius Burks 3).
Total fouls–Greensboro 16, Albion 24.
Technical fouls–Greensboro-None, Albion-None.
A-150

2016 Guilford College Holiday Classic – Game 3


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