College Women’s Basketball Final – Guilford 62, Randolph 38

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Guilford College used a balanced effort and amassed a lead as large as 33 points to earn a Wednesday evening Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Randolph College, 62-38. The Quakers have held their opponents to 38 points in back-to-back contests.

Guilford (12-8, 6-5 ODAC) inflicted most of their punishment on Randolph (12-8, 3-8 ODAC) in the second half after going into halftime with a 13-point lead, their largest through the first period. An 11-1 run elevated the Quaker lead past a 30-point advantage before reaching its apex when the Quakers claimed a 33-point lead with 5:07 remaining in the contest.

The Quakers shot 52.6 percent from the field after shooting a blistering 64 percent in the second half to follow up a solid 43.8 percent effort in the first stanza. The Quakers excelled from the field in spite of 1-of-11 shooting from three-point range. Guilford held the edge in points-in-the-paint, 34-14. The WildCats shot 21.1 percent from the field thanks to 17.9 percent first-half shooting. Randolph improved in the second half, shooting 24.1 percent. Free throws were a big portion of the WildCat offense, shooting 13-of-24 compared to 1-of-6 shooting for the Quakers.

Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) led a balanced attack with 12 points and four steals. Lauren Ramsey (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) totaled a strong all-around night with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Miranda Martin (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) was the remaining Quaker in double-figure scoring, coming off the bench to score 10 points. Kali Cuttaia (Eden, N.C./Morehead/Univ. of Charleston (W. Va.)) added to her league-leading total in blocks, rejecting six shots while adding eight points and seven rebounds.

Taylor Samuels led Randolph’s scoring with six points while Jensen Hoover led the WildCats on the glass with nine rebounds.

Randolph held the edge on the glass, out-rebounding the Quakers, 44-35, thanks to 21 offensive rebounds. The WildCats, held a narrow edge in second chance points, 9-6. 26 Randolph turnovers turned into 26 Quaker points while 21 Guilford turnovers produced 11 WildCat points.

The Quakers next take to the court inside Ragan-Brown Field House Saturday, hosting Shenandoah University for a 2 p.m. ODAC contest.