GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four different Guilford College players amassed double-figure scoring as the Quakers claimed a Wednesday night Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Hollins University, 91-46.
Hollins held a lead for a 2:53 stretch until the Quakers began to take control of the game as their lead quickly extended into double digits with 2:37 left in the period as part of a 33-2 run that extended into the second quarter. The Quakers held Hollins scoreless for a 8:51 stretch spanning both quarters as the visitors only produced three points in the second quarter. Guilford sunk nine three-pointers in the first half, shooting nine-of-16 from beyond the arc.
Guilford’s lead continued to grow in the third quarter with the Quakers touching a 50-point advantage with 1:39 left in the period. Guilford peaked their largest lead of the game, 53 points, with 1:07 left in the third quarter thanks to five consecutive points from Ymani Breedlove. As more reserves took the court for the Quakers in the fourth quarter, Guilford’s lead never dropped below 45 points as the Quakers cruised to victory.
Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) amassed her 11th double-double of the season, totaling 12 points on five-of-11 shooting while pulling down 12 rebounds. Ymani Breedlove joined Weatherly as the Quakers’ leading scorer, coming off the bench to score 12 points on four-of-six shooting while totaling eight rebounds. Lauren Ramsey (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) and Amy Steller (Advance, N.C./Davie County/Pfeiffer) each added 11 points with Ramsey adding five assists.
Nikki Valencia was the lone Hollins player in double-figure scoring, scoring 17 points on eight-of-19 shooting while adding three assists. Sally Sroge added seven points and eight rebounds.
The Quakers shot 42.5 percent for the contest, but shot 48.7 percent in the first half as Guilford amassed their lead. Hollins shot 31.7 percent from the field, including a 38.9 percent second-half effort. Guilford finished the night ten-of-24 (41.7 percent) from three-point range while Hollins finished four-of-10.
The Quakers flattened Hollins on the glass, out-rebounding their opponents, 60-33, on the power of 24 offensive rebounds. The Quakers produced 22 second-chance points while Hollins only produced nine. Guilford dominated in the paint offensively, outscoring Hollins, 36-16. Guilford reserves also dominated Hollins’ bench, holding a 44-8 edge.
Coming off being selected second in the first NCAA Division III South Region Poll of the season, the Quakers (17-3, 11-2 ODAC) return to the court Saturday to host Bridgewater College in a 4:30 p.m. ODAC contest.