RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College men's basketball team continues non-conference play in the 2016-17 with a trip to Kenyon College for a 7 p.m. game with the Lords on Tuesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Kenyon. The Quakers come into the game with a 1-1 record after defeating D'Youville College and narrowly falling to Allegheny College this past weekend. The Lords are 0-3 this year with losses to Muskingum University and Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) members Trine University and Albion College.
The Coaches: Earlham is under the direction of third-year head coach Jason Polykoff. An alumnus of Haverford College, Polykoff came to Earlham from Penn, where he served as an assistant coach. He also won four state championships at Friends' Central High School in Wynnewood, Pa. Dan Priest, a former Hanover College assistant, is in his sixth season as head coach at Kenyon.
The Players: Earlham features a balanced scoring attack as three Quakers average over 10 points per game. Freshman Thomas Sanborn leads the squad at 12.0 points per game while also contributing 4.5 rebounds per game. Fellow freshman Blake Bonin leads the team in rebounding at 6.5 per game while also scoring 10.5 points per game. Junior Elijah Wilson-Thomas averages 11.0 points per game through two contests this season. Alexander Powell leads the Lords at 13.3 points per game while Bennett Grigull averages 8.0 rebounds per game.
Team Statistics: Points per game – Earlham 62.5, Kenyon 69.3; opponents' points per game – Earlham 62.5, Kenyon 80.7; field goal percentage – Earlham 29.9, Kenyon 40.0; three-point percentage – Earlham 33.3, Kenyon .291; rebounds per game – Earlham 46.0, Kenyon 38.8; assist-to-turnover ratio – Earlham 0.65, Kenyon 0.94.
Recent History: Earlham is 2-3 against Kenyon since 2010. The Lords won the most recent meeting during the 2014-15 season as the two teams did not meet last year.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham travels to Olivet College for a 3 p.m. game with the Comets on Sunday.