Score: #2 Guilford 59, #1 Lynchburg 53
Location: Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center)
Records: Guilford (24-3, 14-2) Lynchburg (22-6, 14-2),
40 Minutes Later
Lynchburg fell to the hands of Guilford College, 59-53, in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship on Sunday afternoon. Guilford was able to break through the staunch Hornet defense in the second half outscoring Lynchburg 42-25 after only scoring 17 in the first half.
– First Team All-ODAC and All-Tournament selection senior Charmaine Hairston led the Hornets with 20 points (54% FG) while grabbing six rebounds
– Junior Oliva DeFrancesco was just shy of a triple-double with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists
– Second Team All-ODAC and All-Tournament selection junior Caroline Naumann scored nine points and recorded seven rebounds
– Lynchburg only allowed one three pointer the entire game as the Quakers shot 1-11 (9.1%) from beyond the arc
– A pesky Hornet defense was able to score 12 points off of 15 Guilford turnovers
– There were five ties and six lead changes throughout the game
Beyond the Stat Sheet
– Lynchburg has reached the ODAC Championship three years in a row
A Look Ahead
The Hornets will look to earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and will find out tomorrow at 2:30 PM (ET) during the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Selection Show. Be sure to follow LynchburgSports.com for any news and information!