Women's Basketball Opens Home Slate Against Wilmington on Tuesday

Women's Basketball Opens Home Slate Against Wilmington on Tuesday



Story by sports information intern Matt Barger

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball team continues non-conference play when the Quakers hosting Wilmington College for a 5:30 p.m. game on Tuesday.

The Teams: Earlham and Wilmington. The Quakers are 0-3 this season after falling to Kenyon College on Sunday. Wilmington is 2-1 this season after a loss to Carnegie Mellon University Saturday.

The Coaches: Janel Iden is his her fifth season with the Earlham women's basketball program including her third as head coach. Iden guided the Quakers to a 9-16 record in her first year as head coach. Before arriving at Earlham, Iden spent three years as an assistant coach at Mount Union. The Purple Raiders went 80-11 and appeared in three NCAA Division III Tournaments during that time. Jerry Scheve is in his 25th season at Wilmington and led the Quakers to a national championship in 2003-04.

The Players: Hannah Franklin leads the Quakers in scoring at 18.0 points per game. The Lynn, Ind., native scored a career-high 27 points in Earlham's narrow loss to LaRoche. Sophomore Ashlea Meadows leads the squad in rebounding at 5.3 boards per game. Sophomore Mackenzie Campbell leads Wilmington's offence averaging 13.0 points per game.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 51.3, Wilmington 64.7; opponents' points per game – Earlham 72.0, Wilmington 56.7; field goal percentage – Earlham 34.9, Wilmington 40.3; three-point percentage – Earlham 20.7, Wilmington 37.3; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.0, Wilmington 41.7.

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

Up Next: Earlham opens Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play against Anderson University on Saturday. Tip-off from Schuckman Court is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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