GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Carson Long had game-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds as Guilford College closed Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play with an 89-57 victory over visiting Shenandoah University Saturday afternoon.
A three-pointer by Long with 3:06 remaining gave Guilford its biggest lead 38 points (85-47) of the game and gave the Guilford junior exactly 1,000 career points. He is the 33rd Guilford men's basketball student-athlete to reach the milestone the first since Matt McCarthy '15 in 2014.
Guilford's 32-point victory was its largest winning margin of the season. The Quakers improved to 14-11 and 10-6 in the ODAC. The Hornets fell to 8-17 and 3-13 in league play. The teams will play again Tuesday (2/20) night in Greensboro in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament.
Three other Quakers' starters scored in double figures in the contest. Joah Logan and Trever Hyatt each collected 15 points. Logan grabbed eight rebounds and Hyatt made all four of his three-point attempts. Marcus Curry added 13 points for the home team. Jarrod Rogers had seven points, four rebounds, and a game-high 10 assists. Hyatt and Rogers were honored before the game on the Quakers' Senior Day.
The Quakers held a 35-18 halftime lead, thanks to a 12-minute, 22-second stretch of scoreless play by Shenandoah. Guilford doubled-up the Hornets in paint points, 40-20. Guilford shot 47-percent (33-69) from the field and held Shenandoah to 28-percent (18-65) shooting. The Quakers led in rebounds (51-37) and blocked shots (6-0). Shenandoah committed 13 turnovers and forced 10 Quakers' miscues.
Jalyn Jarrett and Jordan Hunter paced Shenandoah with 11 points apiece. Avery White and Christian Meredith both contributed 10 points for the Hornets.
Guilford earned the sixth seed for next week's ODAC Tournament and begins defense of its 2017 tournament title with the same Hornets Tuesday (2/20) in an opening-round game. Shenandoah is seeded 11th in the 12-team field. The winner advances to play third-seeded Washington and Lee University Friday (2/23) night at 8:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.