Greensboro, NC - After picking up their first win of the season last night, Hollins traveled to Guilford to open Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play. It was the first game for both conference foes as league play started on Tuesday night. The defending ODAC Champion Quakers came into the season ranked fifth in the 2017-18 ODAC Women's Basketball Preseason Poll.
Both defenses were on full display in the opening stages of the matchup. Guilford would score first but Hollins would answer on the very next possession. The score would remain tight over the next four minutes. However, Guilford would slowly build an advantage, scoring 11 unanswered points during a 5:02 stretch, and take a 13-6 lead after the opening 10 minutes of play. The second quarter would once again see the home team go on a run, 7-0, to push the lead to 13 points. The Quakers would start to find some offensive rhythm and by the halftime break, would enjoy a 31-11 advantage. Hollins would begin to execute better on the offensive end but the green and gold couldn't stop Guilford from putting distance between themselves and their guests. In the end it was the Quakers that would put a notch in the ODAC win column, 60-30.
Keyazia Taylor, Carsen Helms, and Sydney Strange would each score six points to led Hollins. Taylor would add a game high 14 rebounds while LaChrisha Hill would score four points to go with 10 rebounds off the bench.
Lauren Ramsey led Guilford with 16 points and nine rebounds. Julie Carini added 14 points with Miracle Walters scored eight points and five boards.
Hollins will look to win consecutive home games when they welcome Washington Adventist to town for a rare Saturday night matchup.