RICHMOND, Ind. - Women's basketball falls in QuakerBowl rivalry against Wilmington(OH) 71-57.
The inability to land shots was the biggest factor that contributed to the loss for Earlham. Earlham only shot 28.3 percent from field-goal range. The offense had trouble penetrating Wilmington's defense, and when they did, the opportunities to land shots were missed. The problems persisted from the three-point distance as well. Earlham shot 21.1 percent from three-point range. Coming into this meeting, Earlham was shooting 35.7 percent from three.
Earlham was better than Wilmington in every other category except rebounding. Both Earlham and Wilmington each had 11 offense rebounds, but Wilmington had 14 more defensive rebounds than Earlham.
Earlham's defense did well in disrupting Wilmington's transition and causing turnovers. Wilmington tallied 22 turnovers, 12 of them being Earlham steals.
Acacia Tenette lead the team defensively, totaling a team-leading five steals and seven rebounds.
Women's basketball returns to play on Saturday, December 1 for their first HCAC against Anderson (Ind.). They will play at Anderson, and tip-off is at 1:00pm.