Women's Basketball Hosts Berea in Home-Opener on Tuesday

Women's Basketball Hosts Berea in Home-Opener on Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's basketball team opens the home portion of its 2017-18 schedule on Tuesday when the Quakers host the Mountaineers of Berea College. Tip-off from Roy Schuckman Court is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The Teams: Earlham and Berea. The Quakers are 0-2 on the season after losses to North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) members Denison University and Kenyon College at the Denison Classic last weekend. The Mountaineers are 2-0 this season and most recently defeated Brevard College 77-50 on Nov. 18.

The Coaches: Shauna Watson is in her first season leading the Quakers' women's basketball program. A graduate of Hanover College, Watson spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Indiana Institute of Technology and led the Warriors to an NAIA Tournament berth in 2017. Trent Milby is in his fifth season as head coach at Berea.

The Players: A pair of post players lead Earlham offensively as Zoe Curtis scored 15.0 points per game and Mariah Flynn tallies 11.5 points per contest. Flynn and Kayla Bowling lead the squad in rebounds as each grab 5.5 boards per contest. The Mountaineers duo of Adriana Williams and Bri Lanham have combed for 34.5 points per game bolster Berea's offense.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 58.5, Berea 72.5; opponents' points per game – Earlham 68.0, Berea 52.0; field goal percentage – Earlham 35.8, Berea 43.0: three-point percentage – Earlham 16.1, Berea 25.0; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.5, Berea 42.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Earlham 0.54, Berea 0.38.

Recent History: Earlham has not played Berea since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) prior to the 2010-11 season.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of both contests will be available – visit the links above.

Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Up Next: Earlham hosts Centre College at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.