Quakes Open ODAC Slate with Road Win

Quakes Open ODAC Slate with Road Win

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Guilford College men's basketball team came up with the win in its first ODAC contest of the season, taking down Randolph College 89-76 on the road. A true team effort, five Quakers achieved double-digits in scoring.

 

THE BASICS

  • Records: Guilford 3-3 (1-0 ODAC), Randolph 3-3 (0-1 ODAC)

  • Score: Guilford 89, Randolph 76

  • Location: Giles Gymnasium - Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Guilford went up 6-0 to start as Liam Ward, Jorden Davis and Julius Burch each posted layups. 

  • Shortly after the midway mark of the first half GC owned a 25-14 lead, put there by a Joah Logan three-pointer. Logan followed up with another bucket from beyond the arc at 8:22 to make it 28-14.

  • Guilford closed out the first stanza with a Burch layup as time extinguished, leading 52-32.

  • The first half was a great one to be a Quaker, as they put up seven three-pointers. Logan led the squad with his mark of three, while Davis recorded two.

  • A more competitive half, the pair traded buckets throughout. The hosting Wildcats were able to slow down the Quakes and benefited greatly, outshooting them 44-37.

  • Guilford was able to outlast Randolph's attempt at a comeback, claiming an 89-76 win. 

 

LEADING THE QUAKES

  • Leading the team on both sides of the court, Julius Burch posted his third double-double of the season on 25 points and 15 rebounds. Burch also added three assists. 

  • Second in scoring, Joah Logan put 20 points, helped along by his six made three-pointers. The senior added five rebounds and two assists to the scorebook.

  • Recording 14 points was Jorden Davis who also recorded a team best two assists and two blocks. Davis also had three rebounds and one assist. 

  • Liam Ward was another Quaker who scored in the double digits with his mark of 10. Ward was second in rebounding with a mark of eight, which he paired with his six assists and one steal. 

  •  The best off the bench, Tyler Dearman put up 12 points, grabbed three bounds and added two assists and two steals.

 

COMPARING NUMBERS

  • Despite being less effective from the field and the charity stripe, Guilford was strong where it counted, more efficient from three (43.8% compared to 37.5%).

  • The Quakers absolutely dominated off the boards, grabbing 13 more boards than the WildCats, 41-28.

 

NEXT TIME

For the first time this season, Guilford will play host as it faces off against Virginia Wesleyan at 2 p.m. on Saturday.