High Powered Quakers Stop Hollins

Sally Sroge and Nicolette Valencia
Sally Sroge and Nicolette Valencia

Roanoke, VA - Hollins faced a tough test on Wednesday night when the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason pick, Guilford College, made the visit from Greensboro. The Quakers came into the contest with just one blemish on their conference record while Hollins faced their third tough ODAC rival in eight days. Hollins would find themselves within a basket midway through the second quarter before Guilford would take over the game. The visitors would hold Hollins to just six points over the next 15 minutes of action en route to a 66-45 ODAC victory.

The game started with Hollins scoring five of the first seven points. After Nicolette Valencia completed a three point play, Hollins lead 5-2. The Quakers would answer with a 4-0 spurt but a Porsha Waddey bucket would allow Hollins to retake the lead. The two teams traded baskets back and forth with the road team enjoying a 18-15 lead after the opening quarter. The second period was more of the same with Guilford trying to pull away and Hollins staying close. After a Waddey three pointer, Jewellanna Parfitt would score five straight to pull to within a hoop, 25-23. However, the Quakers would respond with an authoritative, 15-2, run to close the half.

In the second half, Hollins struggled to get any sort of momentum as the Guilford defense made things tough for their hosts. The Quakers outscored Hollins 18-6 to put the game away. The green and gold enjoyed a solid final frame but it wasn't enough as they fell to the ODAC power.

Parfitt finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and five steals. Valencia added nine points and five steals while Waddey and LaChrisha Hill scored seven points apiece. Sally Sroge handed out a game high four assists joining Max Nagle with five points each.

All ODAC performer Anais Weatherly netted 12 points in just 21 minutes of action. Amy Steller matched her teammate with 12 and Kate Clark added eight. Guilford used a balanced attack that saw 10 different Quakers score on the night.

Hollins will travel to Harrisonburg on Saturday for a rematch with Eastern Mennonite. The Royals won at Hollins, 60-50, earlier this month.