VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball used a huge fourth quarter effort to spur a comeback victory over Guilford Sunday afternoon as the Marlins took home the win 56-46. With the win, the Marlins improve to 3-3 on the season and move to 1-0 in conference play. Guilford slides to 2-3 on the year (1-1 ODAC).
Fourth Quarter Comeback Seals ODAC-Opener Win for Women's Basketball
|Guilford (2-4, 0-2)||15||19||8||4||46|
|Virginia Wesleyan (4-3, 2-0)||9||11||10||26||56|
Nov 25, 2018
After a tough first half, the Marlins returned from halftime down 34-20. An even third quarter left Virginia Wesleyan in a 12-point deficit with only one stanza remaining.
To start the fourth, Coach Dunmyer switched up her tactics, applying full-court press. Guilford struggled to deal with the pressure as the Marlins forced 10 turnovers, six of which coming off steals. Over that span, VWU's offense began to roll as well. Jayla Harris nabbed 11 points in the fourth quarter alone, while Gerni chipped in nine. At the period's end, the Marlins outscored the Quakers 26-4 and earned a win in their ODAC opener.
Harris and Gerni led the squad in scoring as the two combined for 31 points, both hitting the double-digit mark.
Jada Lewis had another tremendous day in the paint, collecting a team-high nine rebounds while picking up four steals and one block.
Women's basketball returns to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team travels to Eastern Mennonite for a battle with the Royals.