Women's Basketball Faces Franklin on Saturday

Women's Basketball Faces Franklin on Saturday




RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball team continues Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action with a road trip to Franklin College to face the Grizzlies on Saturday. Tip-off, from the Spurlock Center, is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Teams: Earlham and Franklin. The Quakers are trying to top a two-game slide after falling at Bluffton University on Wednesday evening. The Grizzlies are also looking to rebound after falling at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 56-48 on Wednesday.

The Coaches: Janel Iden is his her fifth season with the Earlham women's basketball program including her second as head coach. She previously served the program as acting head coach for the 2014-15 season and an assistant coach for the two years prior. 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. Dana Haggenjos, a DePauw University alumnae, is in her third season at Franklin.

The Players: Senior Hannah Franklin leads the Quakers in scoring at 15.0 points per game while freshman Shannon Pittman, who has led Earlham in scoring two of the previous three games, stands at 11.4 points per contest. Senior Maya Luney averages 5.6 rebounds per game. Franklin featured balanced scoring attack as six players average between five and eight points per game.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 55.0, Franklin 62.3; opponents' points per game – Earlham 73.8, Franklin 61.1; field goal percentage – Earlham 36.0, Franklin 39.0; three-point percentage – Earlham 28.4, Franklin 33.3; rebounds per game – Earlham 34.5, Franklin 32.6.

2015-16 Matchups: Franklin won both meetings last season, defeating Earlham 66-55 in Richmond and 74-43 at home.

Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Franklin since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010-11 season.

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

Up Next: Earlham continues its HCAC slate by hosting Manchester University on Saturday, Dec. 17. Tip-off from Schuckman Court is scheduled for 2 p.m. 

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