Gatling’s Record Breaking Performance Leads Pride Men To Victory
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Joseph Gatling set a Greensboro College single-game record with eight three-pointers as the Greensboro College men’s basketball team opened the 2016 Roger Taylor Memorial Basketball Tournament, hosted by North Carolina Wesleyan College Friday, with a 100-74 victory over Shenandoah University.
The Pride (2-2) opened the game on an 8-2 run before the Hornets (4-2) pulled within 15-11. Lorenzo Marry got the open run started with the first basket of the game before Gatling connected on his first two treys of the game.
After the Hornets pulled within four-point, Greensboro surged out to a 33-11 lead, following an 18-0 run. Gatling accounted for 12 points, while Darus Maddox, Demetrius Tilley, and Marry accounted for the remaining six points.
Greensboro then used a 25-8 run to open the second half to establish their largest lead of the game at 74-41. Gatling once again fueled the run, while Donavan Griffith and Torrance Outing tallied four points each.
The Pride lead never got below 23 for the final ten minutes and recorded the 26-point win.
“Tonight was a great team win for us on the road,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “We played really hard and simply made shots.
“It is going to be a quick turnaround as we play again at 1 p.m. tomorrow. We can make this a great weekend is we are focused and willing to play real hard tomorrow.”
The Pride shot a blistering 55-percent (33-60) from the field, including 14-of-25 (56 %) from three-point range. Greensboro also recorded 17 assists on 33 baskets.
Gatling tallied a game-high 26 points. Marry finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Maddox finished with 13 points. Griffith also recorded double-figures with 12 points.
The Pride men will wrap up the Roger Taylor Invitational at 1 p.m. Saturday when they square off with the Bruins of Bob Jones University in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.