Quakers drop two in holiday tourney

Nathan Ham Sports Writer

January 3, 2014

The Quakers’ nine-game winning streak to start the season came to a screeching halt in the Kay Jewelers Coaches Classic Tournament in Ashland, Va., last weekend.

Guilford College took part in the two-day tournament, facing off against Dickinson College on Friday and Birmingham Southern College on Saturday.

Dickinson 90, Guilford 75

The Quakers managed just 40-percent shooting and 21-percent shooting from the three-point line in the team’s first loss of the season.

Former Husky Zeb Richardson started the game and scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds. The sophomore added two steals and a block on the defensive end.

Matt McCarthy and Jake Hopkins were the high scorers with 16 and 15 points respectively.

Dickinson was on fire from behind the three-point line. The Red Devils hit 17 of 29 three-pointers (59-percent).

Adam Honig was the game’s high scorer with 25 points that included 5-7 shooting beyond the three-point arc. Gerry Wixted added 16 and Brandon Angradi had 12.

Birmingham Southern 72, Guilford 56

On day two of the tournament, the Quakers continued its struggle shooting the ball. Guilford shot only 32-percent from the field.

Richardson finished with seven points and a team-high 11 rebounds and two blocks. Alston Furr had 15 points and McCarthy chipped in 10.

For Birmingham Southern, Larry Thomas had a tremendous game with 23 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Thomas was 9-13 from the field and 4-6 from three-point range.

Guilford is 9-2 on the season.