GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Freshman Lindsay Gauldin recorded game-highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds as Guilford College held off Eastern Mennonite University, 62-57, on Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers improved to 4-3 and 3-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Royals dropped to 2-5, 1-2 in league play.
Guilford led, 28-26, at halftime of the back-and-forth game. The Quakers led by one point heading to the final quarter, but both teams had the lead in each quarter.
In the final period, a Gauldin free throw put the home club ahead 57-49 with 1:53 remaining. The Royals then scored the next six points and trailed 57-55 after a jumper from Jess Washington with 46 seconds on the clock. Carini then made a layup and the Quakers added three more free throws to hold on.
Washington led the Royals with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Lindsey Krisak netted 12 points and Lexi Dean came off the bench to score 10 points.
Guilford led in rebounding, 38-24. Eastern Mennonite had 14 turnovers and forced Quakers' 17 miscues.
The Quakers host North Carolina Wesleyan College on Sunday. The non-conference game begins at 2 p.m.