Richardson, Quakers fall in quarterfinals

Nathan Ham

March 20, 2014

Sophomore Zeb Richardson and the rest of the Guilford Quakers saw their season come to an end in the quarterfinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament.

Washington and Lee University pulled off a 77-70 upset win over the third seeded Quakers.

Washington and Lee’s Drew Kimberly scored 24 points and Andrew Franz put in 17 to send the Quakers home early. The Generals entered the tournament with an 8-19 record and were the 11th seeded team.

Richardson led Guilford with 17 points in 22 minutes of play off the bench. Jake Hopkins had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Matt McCarthy had nine points and five boards , Trever Hyatt had nine points and Alston Furr had nine points.

The Quakers were able to shoot just 35-percent from the field and 30-percent (7-23) from behind the three-point line.

Washington and Lee hit 44-percent of its shots and were 7-of-19 from three-point land.

Guilford ended the year at 17-9 and recorded its eighth straight winning season.

For Richardson, the former Husky wrapped up his sophomore season averaging 10.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. Richardson shot 49-percent from the field, good enough for the second best shooting percentage on the team.

Guilford should return a very experienced and talented squad next season, only having to replace one senior, Jake Hopkins. Hopkins averaged 12 points and 8.8 rebounds each game this year. His scoring was second most on the team and he was the team’s leading rebounder.

*Nathan Ham can be reached at (336) 846-7164 or on Twitter @NathanHam87