College Women’s Basketball Final – Guilford 84, Bridgewater 66

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Anais Weatherly fell just one steal short of a triple double as the Quakers secured a Saturday afternoon Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Bridgewater College, 84-66. The win improved the Quakers to 7-0, the team’s best start in school history.

Weatherly finished with 22 points on 11-of-23 shooting, pulling down 11 rebounds and amassing nine steals. The effort is the second time this season where she fell one steal short of a triple-double while amassing her fourth double-double of the season. Heaven Walters (Elkin, N.C./Starmount) added 14 points on four-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds and four assists. Lauren Ramsey (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) added 13 points on four-of-eight shooting with seven rebounds. Jordyn Brown was the remaining Quakers’ player in double-figure scoring with ten points while blocking two shots.

Both sides started the first quarter cold offensively as the Quakers shot two-of-ten from the field and the Eagles shot one-of-seven while committing five turnovers. Bridgewater finished the period five-of-seven from the field as the Quakers shot 27.8 percent for the period. Bridgewater held an early 6-2 advantage in the paint to close the first period.

Bridgewater extended their lead to three points 30 seconds into the contest before Guilford amassed a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to claim a six-point lead, forcing a Bridgewater timeout. The Eagles claimed a three-point lead again with 3:29 left in the period before the Quakers closed the final 3:29 on a 16-0 run. The Quakers dominated the paint, 18-6, in the second quarter while claiming 13 points off of Bridgewater’s turnovers. The Quakers shot 62.9 percent for the quarter while the Eagles only made five field goals, shooting 29.4 percent.

Guilford extended the run to 23-0 into the third quarter after the first 2:30 of the period. The Eagles cut the lead down to ten points with 48 seconds left in the period as the Quakers shot 35 percent for the period compared to 27.8 percent for Bridgewater. The Eagles out-rebounded the Quakers in the period, 14-8, while Guilford held the advantage in the paint, 12-6.

The Quakers amassed ten fast-break points in the fourth quarter as the Guilford lead grew to 20 at the half-way mark of the period. The Quakers’ lead grew as large as 22 points as the Quakers posted a 16-8 advantage in the paint for the period on the way to victory.

The Quakers shot 42.9 percent for the contest compared to 33.5 percent for Bridgewater. The Eagles shot 25-of-32 (78.1 percent) from the foul line compared to the Quakers’ 15-of-19 (78.9 percent).

Guilford held the final advantage in the paint, 48-26. Bridgewater committed 27 turnovers which turned into 30 points. The Quakers committed 14 turnovers which turned into 20 points for Bridgewater. The Eagles out-rebounded the Quakers, 47-44, while Guilford held a narrow 19-18 edge on the offensive glass.

The Quakers take a break for final exams before returning to action Monday, December 12th to face WIlliam Peace University for a 7 p.m. contest.