Men's hoops runs into hot-shooting Transy squad in road loss

Men's hoops runs into hot-shooting Transy squad in road loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Earlham College men's basketball ran headlong into a Transylvania University team that turned in one of its best shooting performances of season, and dropped an 82-50 decision to the Pioneers in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest Wednesday night at the Clive M. Beck Center.

Jamel Barnes (Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central) led Earlham (6-14, 4-9 Heartland) with 13 points, while Elijah Wilson-Thomas (Goldsboro, N.C./Massanutten) added eight including a pair of 3-pointers.

Transylvania (14-6, 9-4 Heartland) scored the first 10 points of the contest, and had a 48-21 advantage at the intermission.  The Pioneers' lead reached its widest at 36 points, 73-37, with 7:04 remaining in the second half, following a Gavin Root layup.

The Pioneers shot 52.5 percent (32-of-61) from the field, including a 9-of-23 clip from three-point range. The Quakers were held to just 29.8 percent (17-of-57) shooting for the contest.

Devin Twenty paced Transy with 16 points, while Gabe Schmitt and Spencer Hemmerich each tacked on 11 points. Cooper Theobald dished out eight of the Pioneers' 24 assists.

The Quakers are at home for their next contest on Saturday, Feb. 3, when they host Franklin College. Tip-off at the Druley Performance Gym is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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