RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College women's basketball picked up season-best performances from both Mariah Flynn (Kodak, Tenn./Seymour) and Camryn White (Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy) in Wednesday night's 81-66 loss to Hanover College, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup at Collier Arena.
Flynn netted 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, recording her first 20-point performance of the season.
White went 8-of-9 from the floor and ended the night with a career-high 20 points and her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season.
Zoe Curtis (New Castle, Ind./New Castle) tallied 12 points for her 17th game this season in double figures, and fourth in as many contests.
After two ties and three lead changes in the first quarter, Hanover (14-8, 10-5 Heartland) began to pull away late in the frame and held a five-point lead after 10 minutes following a layup by the Panthers' Macy Walker.
Earlham (5-17, 5-10 Heartland) whittled its way back into the contest, eventually taking the lead, 28-27, at the 6:20 mark of the second following a pair of Mariah Flynn baskets. Hanover answered with six straight points to retake the lead, and extended its lead to nine points, 43-34, at the half.
The Quakers were outscored 27-15 in the third quarter, with a 17-2 Hanover run contributing to a 21-point Panther lead through 30 minutes. Earlham cut the margin to 13 points, 74-61, with just under five minutes to play in the fourth, but the Quaker would get no closer.
Hanover's Maleha Motter finished with 23 points and seven boards, while Alexis Nall registered 19 points.
Earlham women's basketball returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 10, when the Quakers travel to Terre Haute, Ind., to face Rose-Hulman. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
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