College Women’s Basketball Final – Emory & Henry 65, Guilford 50:Lindsay Gauldin(Northwest Guilford HS) with 14 pts., 9 rebounds and four steals for Guilford/Kristen Roberts(Southeast Guilford HS) with 11 pts. for Quakers

Courtesy of Dave Walters, Guilford College Sports Information Director

EMORY, Va. – Sydney McKinney’s game-high 18 points led Emory & Henry College to a 65-50 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball victory over visiting Guilford College Wednesday night.

Elizabeth Jones added a double-double with 14 points and a game-best 10 rebounds as the Wasps (14-3, 8-2 ODAC) won for the third time in four outings. McKinney added eight boards, which helped the hosts to a commanding 44-27 rebounding margin.

Emory & Henry led from start to finish and used a 9-0 run that started late in the first quarter to take a 22-10 margin eight minutes before halftime. The Quakers (8-7, 4-6 ODAC) scrambled back to within 25-20 on a traditional three-point play by Lindsay Gauldin (Stokesdale, N.C./Northwest Guilford High School), but the Wasps closed the half on a 7-2 run to take a 32-22 halftime lead. McKinney tallied 10 points in the first 20 minutes.

Guilford clamped down in the third quarter and held Emory & Henry to 21.4 percent (3-for-14) field-goal shooting. The Quakers trailed by eight entering the final frame, but Carisma Lynn’s traditional three-point play got Guilford to within 46-41 with 7:11 left in regulation. McKinney answered with a three-pointer at the other end and sparked a 13-3 Wasps’ run that sealed the win.

Kara Stafford scored 11 points and Peyton Williams added nine for Emory & Henry, which shot 49 percent (24-for-49) from the floor.

Gauldin tallied 14 points, nine rebounds, and a game-high four steals for the Quakers. Kristen Roberts(Southeast Guilford High School) chipped in 11 points off the bench and Lynn finished with nine. Guilford connected on 36.4% (20-for-55) of field goals, 21.4% (3 of 14) from three-point land.

Coach Stephanie Flamini’s Quakers visit league-rival Randolph College Saturday (1/25) at 4:30 p.m.