Women's Basketball Recap: Ramsey Led Quakers to 17-7 Season

Lauren Ramsey '18 (Photo by Scott Ingram)
Lauren Ramsey '18 (Photo by Scott Ingram)

The Guilford College women's basketball team posted a 17-7 overall record in 2017-18. In Old Dominion Athletic Conference games, GC was 11-5.

Hardin-Simmons upended the Quakers 56-49 in the season-opener. GC, however, caught fire and went to win its next nine games. 

Picked to finish fifth in the ODAC preseason coaches' poll, Guilford ended up fourth in the conference. Guilford was second in the conference after its stingy defense allowed only 54.5 points-per-game.

Guilford closed the ODAC regular season with a 62-49 Senior Day win over visiting Virginia Wesleyan. Fittingly, Lauren Ramsey--Guilford's lone senior--scored a game-high 17 points in the victory.

GC earned a first-round bye as the #4 seed in the ODAC Tournament. In the tourney quarterfinals, the Quakers were edged by fifth-seeded Washington and Lee, 79-77. Ramsey scored a game-high 22 points, but Guilford's rally came up short. Ramsey's game-tying jumper rimmed out with one second remaining.

Ramsey and Miracle Walters earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women's basketball recognition. Ramsey collected first-team honors and Walters received second-team laurels. 

Walters, a 5-9 sophomore forward, earned her first All-ODAC commendation after starting all 23 Guilford games. She led the ODAC with a .561 field-goal percentage. Walters placed 10th in the conference with her .774 free-throw percentage and fifth with 47 steals. She was second on the Quakers with 14.7 points and 2.0 steals per game.

Ramsey, a 5-9 guard, became the sixth women's basketball player in Guilford history to make three All-ODAC teams in her career. She was second in the conference in field goals (158), fifth in scoring (16.3 ppg.), and sixth in field-goal percentage (48.6). She led the league with 60 steals and was second with 102 assists. Ramsey had seven games with 20 or more points and was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the week ending February 18. 

In March, Ramsey was tabbed to the D3Hoops.com all-region third team. She leaves third all-time at Guilford in minutes played (3207), eighth in total assists (311) and field goals made (489), ninth in blocks (47), and 11th in points (1204).

Head coach Stephanie Flamini could return up to 14 letter winners for the 2018-19 campaign.