GREENSBORO, N.C. – Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) led all scorers with 21 points, leading Guilford College to a Thursday evening victory over Salem College, 89-49.
The Quakers jumped on the Spirits in the first ten minutes of the first frame, cruising to a 12-point lead, 24-12. Guilford closed the first half on an 8-0 run to claim their largest lead of the game at halftime, 22 points. Guilford continued their dominance in the second half, end the contest with a 40-point margin, their largest of the event.
Weatherly scored 15 of her 21 points in the first half while adding seven rebounds and four steals.
The Quakers used their bench for a large portion of their offense, earning the advantage over the Spirits, 42-23. Jordyn Brown fell one rebound short of a double-double, coming off the bench to provide 11 points and nine rebounds. Miranda Martin was the remaining Quaker in double-figure scoring, adding 10 points.
Guilford shot 48% from the field for the contest, including 51.6% for the second half. Salem shot 36.5% from the field after shooting 40.9% in the first frame.
Guilford held a lofty rebounding advantage, beating the Spirits on the boards, 52-35, including 20 offensive rebounds. The Quakers used the offensive glass to produce 28 second chance points compared to Salem’s five. The Quakers also held the advantage in points-in-the-paint, 58-28.
Guilford (2-1) returns to action Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest at North Carolina Wesleyan College.