Women's Basketball Claims Statement Game Over Guilford, 74-61

Women's Basketball Claims Statement Game Over Guilford, 74-61

Score: Lynchburg 74, Guilford 61

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Turner Gymnasium)

Records: Lynchburg (9-3, 3-0), Guilford (9-2, 2-1)

 

40 Minutes Later

The Hornets and Quakers, who are two of the top teams in the ODAC, faced off in a rematch of the 2016 ODAC Championship on Wednesday night. Lynchburg's defense came up big as the Hornets outrebounded the Quakers and caused multiple turnovers which they converted into points. Four Hornets scored in double digits and the bench helped the Hornets start 2017 off right with a 74-61 victory.

Game Breakdown

- The Lynchburg squad as a whole matched a season-high after shooting an impressive 51.9% from the floor

- Junior Caroline Naumann drained her first three-pointer of the year, finishing the night with 13 points (8-9 FT)

- Leading the Hornets in points, senior Charmaine Hairston is now averaging 13.8 PPG after netting 16 againt the Quakers

- Junior Olivia DeFrancesco and sophomore Molly Shephard were the other double digit scorers, with DeFrancesco registering 13 points and five rebounds while Shephard scored 10 and swiped seven rebounds

Beyond the Stat Sheet

- The Hornets had four players score 10+ points for the fourth time this season

- Shooting 80% from the floor, Shephard improved her FG% to 60.9% on the season which is best in the ODAC as of Wednesday night

Three teams were tied at the top of the ODAC going into Wednesday night, Lynchburg and Guilford were two of them. With the victory, the Hornets are now tied with Emory & Henry atop the ODAC with both teams a perfect 3-0 in conference play.

A Look Ahead

The Hornets head to Harrisonburg, Va. for a matchup with the Bridgewater (Va.) Eagles on Saturday, Jan. 7th with tip-off set for 2:00 p.m. The Eagles boast the top scorer in the ODAC in Jessica Lam who is averaging 21.9 PPG.