Virginia Wesleyan Rallies for 56-46 Women's Basketball Win Over Guilford

Jla Hinson '22 (Photo by Katy Holt '19)
Jla Hinson '22 (Photo by Katy Holt '19)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Jayla Harris had a game-high 19 points as Virginia Wesleyan University rallied for a 56-46 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win over Guilford College on Sunday afternoon. The Marlins outscored the Quakers 26-4 in the fourth quarter en route to the victory.

Virginia Wesleyan improved to 3-3 and 1-0 in the ODAC. The Quakers fell to 2-3 and 1-1 in league play.

Harris, who scored 10 fourth-quarter points, made seven-of-21 shots and two three-pointers for the home team. Teammate Amanda Gerni contributed 12 points for Virginia Wesleyan, nine in the final stanza.

Guilford led, 34-20, at halftime. The score was 42-30 heading to the final 10 minutes. Virginia Wesleyan held the Quakers to nine-percent (1-11) shooting in the fourth period.

Guilford had three players record double-figures in the contest. Freshman Calyn Davis netted a team-best 12 points, all in the first half. She was four-of-14 shooting and made two baskets beyond the arc. Jla Hinson and Monell Dunlap both came off the bench to tally 10 points. Guilford led in bench points, 23-16.

Virginia Wesleyan had 19 turnovers but forced 28 Quakers' miscues. Both clubs collected 40 rebounds in the game. Guilford's Lindsay Gauldin grabbed a game-high 10 boards.

The Quakers shot 33 percent (16-49) for the game. The Marlins made 20-of-62 shots (32%). Virginia Wesleyan led in three-point baskets, 7-3.

Guilford returns to action on Wednesday (11/28) at Roanoke College. The ODAC game begins at 7 p.m.