GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Freshman Lindsay Gauldin poured in a career-best 27 points as Guilford College defeated 21st-ranked Emory & Henry College, 77-57, on Wednesday night.
With their eighth win in nine games, Guilford improved to 10-4 and 7-1 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action. Emory & Henry, ranked 21st in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, dropped to 11-3 and 5-3 in the ODAC.
Gauldin grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded her team-leading eighth double-double of the season. She was 9-for-14 shooting, converted 7 of 10 free throws, dished out five assists and collected three steals for the home team.
Guilford shot a season-best 55 percent (26-47) in the game. The Quakers held the Wasps to 39-percent shooting (21-54) and led in rebounding, 33-24.
The Quakers held a 43-25 lead at halftime thanks to Gauldin's 18 first-half points.
Miracle Walters contributed 19 points for Guilford, 13 in the second half. She made 9-of-12 shots from the field. Calyn Davis added 16 points thanks to 4-of-6 three-point shooting and four free throws.
Guilford led from start to finish and held its biggest lead (23 points) with 56 seconds remaining in the third quarter. A layup by Kayla Stafford with 3:36 left in regulation cut the Wasps' margin to 65-50, but the visitors got no closer.
Stafford, Peyton Williams, and Taylor Blevins each recorded 10 points for Emory & Henry.
The Quakers host Randolph-Macon College Saturday (1/12). Game time for the ODAC contest is 2 p.m.