TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – The Earlham College women's basketball team was held to 15.6 percent shooting from the field on a 71-21 loss to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
The Fightin' Engineers scored the game's first 12 points before the Quakers scored for the first time with a minute to play in the first quarter. Leading 14-2 after one quarter, Rose-Hulman opened the second quarter on a 14-0 run to put the game away.
Rose-Hulman was led by Chiarra Franklin with 14 points and seven rebounds. Abby Bromenschenkel added 10 points. Senior Sylvia Barnes led Earlham with six points while senior Lexi McFarland adde3d five points off of the bench.
The Quakers made just seven field goals in the game on 45 attempts compared to 24-53 (45.3 percent) for the Engineers. Rose-Hulman won the rebounding battle 37-33 and forced 26 Earlham turnovers.
The Quakers travel to Hanover College for a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday.