Men’s Basketball

A quick update on how the Men’s Basketball team has played since their game against Virginia Wesleyan. Wednesday 1/23/13 the Maroons played at home against Emory and Henry College and won in a comfortable 82-65 game. They then traveled to Randolf-Macon College Saturday 1/26/13 where they lost 62-75.

The Roanoke College men’s basketball team lost an ODAC game Wednesday night against the Quakers of Guilford College. The Quakers outscored the Maroons 76-48.

The Maroons started the contest strong by scoring the first four points of the game off of a jump shot by Kwasi Amposah and then a quick steal and layup by Jordan Thacker. The Quakers responded to this by sinking a three which sparked a run that had them leading 26-13 with 10 minutes remaining in the half. Guilford continued to add to this lead and continued to prevent the maroons from scoring until the end of the half when the Quakers went into the locker room with a comfortable 47-25 lead.

After the half time break, Guilford came out onto the floor determined to hold their lead. In the first four minutes of the half the Maroons were not allowed any points while the Quakers added 7 of their own. The Maroons had a small rally; closing the gap to within 21 points, but the Quakers would not allow them to get any closer until they safely had victory at the end of the contest.

The Maroons shot at an abysmal 27.1% rate inside the 3 point line and an even worse 9.1% behind the 3 point line. The Quakers did not share the same struggle on their side of the court, shooting 41.9% inside the 3 point line and 34.3% behind it.

Roanoke’s top scorers were Daniel Eacho and Julian Ramirez with 9 and 8 points respectively. Cameron Smith led in rebounds pulling down 2 on offense and 5 on defense. The Quakers’ top scorers were Josh Pittman and Matt McCarthy with 19 and 16 points respectively. Zeb Richardson led Guilford in rebounds with a total of 10 throughout the game.

The Maroons travel to Bridgewater College this Saturday and then to Lynchburg College on Wednesday the 6th looking for a pair of wins. The Men currently hold a record of 8-12 and 1-10 in ODAC play.