LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Transylvania University scored 28 first-quarter points in a 80-46 victory over the Earlham College women's basketball team in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
The Pioneers (14-4, 8-3 HCAC) scored 10 of the first 12 point, but senior Lexi McFarland answered with back-to-back triples to pull the Quakers within two points.
Three three-pointers from the Transylvania gave the hosts a 19-10 advantage, and Earlham would score just four points over the final five minutes to trail 28-14 after the first quarter.
Both teams scored exactly half of their first-quarter points in the second (14 for Transylvania and seven for Earlham).
Leading 42-21 at halftime, Transylvania, the third best offense in the HCAC coming into the game, outscored Earlham 23-13 in the third quarter to put the game away.
Celia Kline (13 points), Taylor Jackson (12 points), and Ashton Woodard (10 points) all finished in double figures for the Pioneers' balanced scoring attack.
The Pioneers shot 45.9 percent from the field compared to 34.0 percent for the Quakers. Transylvania also outrebounded Earlham 35-26 and forced 21 turnovers.
Earlham returns to action against Franklin College on Saturday. Tip-off from Schuckman Court is slated for 4 p.m.