Good Start Not Enough For Hollins On The Road

Sally Sroge scores 12 at Guilford
Sally Sroge scores 12 at Guilford

Greensboro, NC - The Hollins basketball team played her first of three games this week. The trio of late season matchups began with a trip to face one of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) favorites, Guilford College. The Quakers defeated Hollins earlier this season, 66-45. This time around, Hollins would get out to a good start, but it wasn't enough as the Quakers held their visitors to just four, fourth quarter points en route to the conference win, 59-32.

Heaven Walters scored the game's first four points, staking the home team to an early advantage. Porsha Waddey got Hollins on the board and after a Jewellanna Parfitt three pointer, the visitors enjoyed their first lead of the night. However, Hollins wouldn't be able to capitalize on their momentum as Guilford would close the first quarter on a 5-0 run. The Quakers would continue to pull away and push the lead to nine, 16-7. This time it was the road team that would gain control and as the time ticked down, Hollins had cut the deficit to seven as the half came to a close. After a low scoring first half, 20-13, the third frame featured the most scoring of the evening. Guilford would increase their advantage to 16 before Hollins closed the period on an 11-6 run to pull to within 11, 39-28. The Hollins surge would take it's toll and Hollins would found it tough to crack the Guilford defense in the finale as the Quakers held their guests to just four points in the final 10 minutes.   

Parfitt led Hollins with 13 points, three rebounds, five steals, and two blocked shots. Sally Sroge added 12 points on five of nine shooting. LaChrisha Hill secured a game high 10 rebounds.

Nine different Quakers scored on the night, led by Lauren Ramsey's 10 points. Jordyn Brown came off the bench to score nine points and five boards while Walters and Jordyn Richardson would score seven points apiece.

Hollins will host Trinity Washington University this Friday night in a rare, late season, non-conference game.