Men's basketball falls just short in season opener

Men's basketball falls just short in season opener

RICHMOND, Ind. - Four points separated the Quakers from victory in a season opening loss against the Albion Britons. The game ended 66-63, Brits.

Earlham had some difficulty from the three-point range. In the first half Earlham was only 1-11 from that distance. They turned the heat on in the second half, going 4-10 from that distance. Darrell Hutchinson was a force to be reckoned with. He lead the team in points (13) while only playing 21 minutes.

The Quakers only went four deep on their bench, but the bench added a much needed spark to this offense. Earlham's bench outscored Albion's 21-13. Thomas Sanborn contributed 11 of those bench points, the second highest point total on the team.

To begin the game Albion's offense was 53 percent from the paint. They were getting a lot of uncontested shots which was making hard for Earlham to keep up. Coming out of the half the defense began to put pressure on the Albion's offense, limiting the amount of uncontested shots the Brits took. Their shot percentage was reduced to 43 percent.

With 30 seconds left both teams were tied, but a late three by Albion's Jamezell Davis was the icing on the cake for the Brits.

Next up for men's basketball is Wabash at home on November 14. Tipoff is at 7:00pm.

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