Greensboro, N.C. (12/9/06) -- Backed by freshman Alexa Williams' 11 points and 11 rebounds in the second half, Guilford College's women's basketball team scored a 68-61 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win over visiting Roanoke College Saturday. The Quakers' (5-4 overall) fourth straight victory gives them a 4-0 ODAC mark for the first time since 2001.
Williams scored the game's first basket, but left early in the first half after picking up her second foul. She returned to the lineup at halftime with the Quakers holding a narrow 38-36 lead. After four ties and two lead changes, the Maroons (3-4, 2-3 ODAC) opened a 53-49 edge with just under eight minutes remaining on two Brittany Johnson free throws.
Williams answered at the other end with a layup, which triggered a 12-0 Quakers' run that opened an insurmountable 61-53 Guilford lead with 5:48 left. Brittany Bumgarner, who scored five of her seven points during the run, drained a three-pointer with 7:22 remaining, which gave the hosts the lead for good, 54-53. Roanoke drew to within 61-58 with 4:15 to play on an Erin Hanson three-pointer, but the Quakers' defense yielded only a Torri Bridge three-pointer the rest of the game.
Hanson's game-high 19 points accentuated her brilliant individual effort that included 12 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and five steals. She made seven-of-14 field goals, including all three three-point shots. Bridge added 10 points for Roanoke.
Guilford's Tracey Croner paced the Quakers for the second straight game with 17 points. Williams finished with 13 points and a career-high 12 boards for her second double-double. Jessica Casto played a solid floor game with five points and a game-high nine assists.
The contest featured 10 ties and six lead changes. Guilford is off for exams and the holidays before returning to action Jan. 3 against visiting Hollins. Roanoke plays Adrian in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dec. 17.
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