College Men’s Basketball Final – Guilford 75, Ferrum 44

FERRUM, Va. – Will Leckonby (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) and Carson Long (Pilot Mountain, N.C./East Surry) scored 17 points apiece in Guilford College’s 75-44 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win at Ferrum College Wednesday. The victory marked the Quakers’ ninth in 10 games and their first ODAC triumph over Panthers, league newcomers this season.

Guilford (12-5, 6-2 ODAC) limited Ferrum (3-14, 2-6 ODAC) to 23 percent shooting from the floor. The Panthers made just 14 field goals, five two-point shots. Ferrum made just 7 of 19 free throws and was outrebounded, 57-36.

Long, who made 5 of 8 field goals, had more first-half baskets than Ferrum’s team, which shot 4 for 28 (14.3%). His 3-pointer 7:47 left before halftime capped a 24-5 Guilford run and opened a 29-10 lead. Long scored 10 points during the decisive outburst. The margin grew to 39-17 at halftime and the Quakers never looked back.

Leckonby drained five 3-pointers in seven attempts and his 17 points matched his season high. Marcus Curry (Greensboro, N.C./Northern Guilford (Bridgewater)) scored 11 points and Kyler Gregory (Yadkinville, N.C./Forbush) added 10 as Guilford recorded its largest margin of victory this season. The Quakers made a season-high 12 3-pointers and outscored the Panthers inside, 16-8.

Lamar Claiborne’s 11 points off the bench led Ferrum’s offense. The Panthers are coached by former Guilford All-American Tyler Sanborn ’10, who fell to 0-1 against his former team.

Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers entertain league-rival Bridgewater College Saturday (1/19) at 4:30 p.m.

Courtesy of Dave Walters, Guilford College Sports Information Director

Photos by Andy Gore
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