EMU Loses, 61-54

Women Again Fall To Guilford

Posted: March 3, 2014

SALEM — Morgan King scored 27 points to lead fourth-seeded Guilford to a 61-54 victory over No. 1 Eastern Mennonite University in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament semifinals Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

The Quakers improved to 20-6; the Royals fell to 22-4.

Jess Rheinheimer led EMU with 16 points, and Bianca Ygarza added 12 for the Royals, who lost to Guilford in the ODAC tournament for the third straight year. The loss ended a 13-game win streak for EMU, which out-rebounded Guilford 37-35 and had 17 turnovers to just six assists.

The Quakers shot 43.9 percent, and EMU made just 30.8 percent of its shots.

Second-seeded Randolph-Macon beat Guilford, 91-84, in the tournament final Sunday.

GUILFORD (20-6)

Taylor 2-8 1-2 5, Adams 3-6 2-3 9, Drew 0-4 0-0 0, Oglesby 7-15 0-0 14, King 11-13 5-6 27, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Weatherly 1-7 2-2 4, Hardin 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 25-57 10-15 61.

EASTERN MENNONITE (22-4)

B. Ygarza  4-17 4-4 12, S. Rheinheimer 2-4 0-0 6, Barrett 2-4 0-0 4, Baltimore 3-9 1-2 8, Brown 1-6 2-4 4, J. Rheinheimer 4-7 7-7 16, Sykes 0-5 4-4 4. Totals 16-52 18-21 54.

Halftime score—Guilford 32-20. 3-point goals—Guilford 1-5 (Adams 1-1, Drew 0-2, Scott 0-1, Weatherly 0-1), Eastern Mennonite 4-11 (S. Rheinheimer 2-3, Baltimore 1-2, Brown 0-3, J. Rheinheimer 1-3). Fouled out—Guilford (Taylor). Rebounds—Guilford 35 (Adams 7, King 7), Eastern Mennonite 37 (J. Rheinheimer 6). Assists—Guilford 11 (Taylor 3), Eastern Mennonite 6 (Baltimore 5). Total fouls—Guilford 15, Eastern Mennonite 16.