College Women’s Basketball Final – Guilford 66, Hollins 45

ROANOKE, Va. – Guilford College’s Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) and Amy Steller (Advance, N.C./Davie/Pfeiffer) each tallied 12 points a piece in a Wednesday evening Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Hollins University, 66-45.

Weatherly’s 12 points came on six-of-eight shooting while adding five rebounds. Steller’s 12 points came on three-of-six shooting, pulling down five rebounds and adding three assists. Kate Clark led the rest of the Quakers’ well-rounded attack, scoring eight points as ten different Quakers scored on the evening.

The Quakers (13-2, 6-1 ODAC) and Hollins (4-11, 0-6 ODAC) kept the opening five minutes close with the Quakers opening with a 9-7 lead. The largest Guilford lead came with 38 seconds left in the period when the Quakers led by five for the only time in the period as Guilford’s lead remained at one possession for most of the quarter.

Hollins cut the lead down to two points 3:06 into the second quarter, but Guilford took charge by amassing a 13-0 run lasting 5:09 in the period to expand their lead. Hollins only made one field goal from the beginning of the run to the end of the half as the Quakers’ went into halftime with their largest lead, 15 points. The Quakers finished the first half shooting 59.3 percent from the field while Hollins shot just 32.1 percent.

The Quakers dominated the third quarter, totaling a 18-6 run to enlarge their run that began in the second quarter to 33-8 since the 6:32 mark of that period when Guilford expanded their lead back to a two-possession advantage. Guilford held Hollins to just three field goals in the quarter while amassing their largest lead of the game, 29 points, with 51 seconds left in the period.

Guilford’s lead grew as large as 28 points early in the fourth quarter as the Quakers placed their reserves into the contest for the entire period. Hollins chipped away at the lead, shrinking the Guilford advantage to 19 points in the final minute as Guilford cruised to victory.

Jewellanna Parfitt led Hollins with 12 points on four-of-12 shooting while adding six rebounds. Nicolette Valencia added nine points and five steals.

The Quakers finished shooting 47.6 percent from the field while holding Hollins to just 27.3 percent shooting. The Quakers out-rebounded Hollins, 41-26, while claiming a 14-7 advantage in second-chance points. Guilford held a 19-12 edge in points-off-turnovers while Guilford committed 21 miscues to Hollins’ 15. Guilford shot 23-of-33 (69.7 percent) from the foul line while Hollins shot 10-of-19 (52.6 percent).

The Quakers continue on the road Saturday, traveling to Shenandoah University for a 1 p.m. ODAC contest.