GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Earlham College women's basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting afternoon as the Quakers lost 68-56 to Kenyon College on Sunday.
Earlham shot just 29.1 percent (16-of-55) for the game including 11.8 percent (2-of-17) from behind the arc. Kenyon, on the other hand, finished the contest 22-of-55 for 40.0 percent from the field and 6-of-14 (42.9 percent) from distance. Both teams made their free throws, however, as the Quakers converted 22-of-26 free throw attempts while the Ladies made 18-of-23 from the charity stripe.
Kenyon led just 11-10 after the first quarter, but outscored Earlham 22-14 in the second to take a 33-24 lead into halftime.
The Quakers got within seven points early in the third quarter on a triple and two free throw from Camryn White. Trailing 26-29, Earlham had a chance to get within five, but the Ladies went on a 10-1 over the next six minutes. By the time the third quarter ended, Kenyon had built a 49-32 lead.
Kenyon maintained a 15-point cushion throughout the majority of the fourth quarter. The closest the Quakers came was 10 points as White's layup with three seconds to play made the score 66-56.
Zoe Curtis turned in her second consecutive career-high performance as the New Castle, Indiana, native finished with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Shannon Pittman added 11 points off the bench.
Jessica Gerber led all scorers with 17 points and five assist while Lane Davis gave Kenyon a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) off the bench.
Earlham (0-2) hosts Berea College in the home-opener on Tuesday.