College Women’s Basketball Final: Lynchburg 58, Guilford 43

Posted by Press Release on January 31, 2018 at 9:17 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Olivia DeFrancesco tallied a game-high 19 points, and Lynchburg College used a dominating second half, en route to a 58-43 LC win over Guilford College on Wednesday night.

Defrancesco was 7-17 shooting and made three 3-pointers in the game. She surpassed the Hornets’ career 3-point record (139) in the contest.

GC dropped to 13-5 and 7-3 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference games. LC improved to 17-3 and 8-2 ODAC.

Miracle Walters led Guilford with 15 points. She was 4-9 from the field and converted 7-9 free throws. Jasmine McBride contributed nine points for the visitors.

The Quakers led 29-27 at halftime. In fact, GC led the entire game until the Hornets took the lead at 37-35 after two made free throws from Molly Shephard with 4:49 left in the third period. The Hornets never trailed again and outscored Guilford, 19-10, in the third quarter.

Shephard added 12 points and a game-best 10 rebounds for LC. The Hornets made all 11 of its free throws.

Lynchburg held the Quakers to a season-low 43 points. Guilford shot 32-percent (15-47) in the contest. After shooting 50-percent in the first half, GC was held to 20-percent shooting in the final 20 minutes.

Lynchburg led in rebounding, 40-33. Guilford committed 21 turnovers and forced 16 Hornet miscues. LC scored 28 points off turnovers to GC’s 18.

The Quakers return to action on Saturday at Bridgewater College. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.

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