RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's basketball team attempts to earn a season split with Hanover College when the Quakers face the Panthers at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
The Teams: Earlham and Hanover. The Quakers look to bounce back from a 71-21 loss at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday. The Panthers stand at an even 11-11 overall and a 9-6 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play after a 70-63 overtime loss to Franklin College on Wednesday.
The Coaches: Earlham is under the direction of interim head coach Kevin Hayden. A Ball State University alumnus, Hayden served as an assistant men's basketball coach for the previous two seasons along with his duties as assistant to the director of athletics. John Jones enters his 13thseason on the Hanover sidelines including his second as head coach.
The Players: Senior Hannah Franklin, a member of the 1,000-point club, leads the Quakers in scoring at 11.0 points per game while dishing out three assists per contest. Freshman Shannon Pittman (8.6 PPG) and junior Mariah Flynn (6.8 PPG) aid Franklin in scoring. Senior Maya Luney leads the team in rebounding at 6.3 boards per contest. Allison Nash leads the Panthers offensively scoring nearly 11 points per game. Maleha Matter averages 8.7 points per game and tallies 6.7 rebounds per game to lead Hanover on the boards.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 53.8, Hanover 68.1; opponents' points per game – Earlham 69.5, Hanover 72.4; field goal percentage – Earlham 35.6, Hanover 38.7: three-point percentage – Earlham 28.3, Hanover 26.8; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.5, Hanover 40.6.
Triples Record: Lexi McFarland has made 131 three-pointers in her Earlham career. She needs three more triples to pass former teammate Kasin Spay (2012-16) who has the program's career record for triples with 134.
First Time Around: Hanover claimed an 85-74 victory over Earlham at Schuckman Court on Jan. 7.
Recent History: Earlham has one win over Hanover since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010-11 season. That win came last season in Richmond.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham begins the final week of its regular season hosting Bluffton University next Wednesday. Tip-off from Schuckman Court is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.