Balanced Effort Leads Guilford Men Past Randolph, 73-55

Trever Hyatt '18 (Katy Holt '19 photo)
Trever Hyatt '18 (Katy Holt '19 photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior point guard Jarrod Rogers scored 14 points and dished out six assists in Guilford College's 73-55 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over visiting Randolph College Wednesday night. Classmate Trever Hyatt added a season-high 13 points off the bench as the Quakers (7-7, 3-2 ODAC) won for the third time in four games.

Randolph (3-11, 0-5 ODAC) led for the first 10 minutes of the opening half, but Hyatt came off the bench firing to put Guilford in front. He made all four first-half shots, including two threes. His trifecta at the 8:18 mark triggered a 9-0 Guilford run that helped the Quakers to a 42-31 halftime lead.

The WildCats scored the second-half's first two baskets and had the deficit down to 49-45 on a Ryan Fields bucket with 14:10 remaining. Guilford's Hyatt answered with a traditional three-point play, which started a 9-2 spurt that restored an 11-point edge. The Quakers' defense kicked in later in the half as the hosts held Randolph to one field goal in the game's final 10 minutes. Guilford outscored Randolph, 14-4 in that time. The 55 points allowed mark the fewest allowed by the Quakers this year.

Guilford's Carson Long dropped in 13 points and collected seven rebounds. Marcus Curry chipped in eight of his 10 points in the second half and paced the Quakers with eight rebounds. Alston Thompson tallied nine points and rookie Will Leckonby matched his personal best with eight.

Randolph's Fields led all scorers with 15 points and also had a game-high 10 rebounds. Reid Jacoby finished with 12 points and three assists. Sammy Hooper scored 12 points and had three assists off the bench.

Coach Tom Palombo's Quakers host Bridgewater College Saturday in a 2:00 p.m. ODAC contest.