GREENSBORO, N.C. - Freshman Zeb Richardson (West Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) paced four Quakers in double-figure scoring with a career- and game-high 15 points in Guilford College's 65-55 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball win over Randolph-Macon College Saturday.
Richardson netted nine points in the second half, which saw the Quakers erase a 29-27 halftime deficit. Guilford (4-1, 2-0 ODAC) shot better than 57 percent from the floor in the second half, compared to the Yellow Jackets' 38 percent shooting.
Lamar Giggetts' basket with 12:07 left in the game gave Randolph-Macon (2-4, 1-1 ODAC) its final lead, 42-41. The Quakers answered with a 17-7 run over the next nine minutes that decided the contest.
Richardson led a dominant performance by the Quakers' frontcourt. Guilford outscored the Yellow Jackets, 42-16, in the paint and enjoyed a 41-30 rebounding edge. Junior forward Jake Hopkins (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) scored 12 points and had six rebounds for Guilford. Fellow forward Will Freeman chipped in 10 points off the bench and guard Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) collected a double-double with 10 points and career-high 10 assists. He also had six rebounds, three steals and a block in a solid all-around effort. Senior center Kevin Gibbs scored six points and had a game-high eight rebounds, five off the offensive glass.
Giggetts paced the Yellow Jackets with 12 points and Chris Hamilton added 11 off the bench thanks to a game-high three three-point goals. Andre Simon finished with nine points and six rebounds.
Guilford continues its three-game homestand Wednesday (12/5) at 7:30 p.m. versus cross-town rival Greensboro College.
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