Greensboro College Men’s Basketball Downed by Guilford 80-61

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — A slow start doomed the Greensboro College men’s basketball team in an 80-61 setback at Guilford on Wednesday night. The Pride played the Quakers even in the second half but could not overcome a 45-27 halftime deficit.

Greensboro grabbed its first lead of the game at 11-9 following two free throws byDamian Dixon. The Pride held a 13-11 advantage with 13:25 on the clock before Guilford took control with a 6-0 run.

The margin reached double figures at 28-17 as the Quakers cruised to the break with a 45-27 lead. Greensboro hung tough in the second half, but was unable to dig itself out of the early hole.

Luqman Tijani led a trio of double digit scorers for The Pride with a game high 18 points on 8-13 shooting. Damian Dixon finished with 11 points while Brian Thomas contributed ten.

As a team, Greensboro converted 35.4% of its field goal chances but went 6-27 from three. Guilford, meanwhile, benefitted from hot shooting at 52.3% from the floor and 9-17 from beyond the arc. The Quakers also held a 49-28 advantage on the boards.

The Pride are now 3-3 on the season and will look to rebound from the loss on Sunday at home against Huntingdon. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. at Hanes Gym. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 students. Greensboro College students will be admitted free with their Pride Card.