FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin College rallied from five points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Earlham College women's basketball team 60-56 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Saturday.
The Quakers led 42-38 after three quarters, but were held to 14 points in the fourth quarter while the Grizzlies scored 23 points.
The entire first half was played within an eight-point window with Franklin leading by as many as five points (18-13) and the Quakers by three points (21-18) after consecutive triples from senior Hannah Franklin and junior Mariah Flynn.
Franklin would take a 38-37 lead with 3:37 to play in the third, but the Quakers scored the final five points of the quarter.
Hannah Franklin and Pittman led all scorers finishing with 14 and 13 points respectively. Seniors Maya Luney and Shania Feathers combined for 16 rebounds with Feathers establishing a new career high in rebounds with nine.
Three Grizzlies, Lauren DeSutter, Sarah Taylor, and Mandy Fisher, finished in double figures in scoring. Taylor and DeSutter led Franklin with a dozen points each.
Both teams hit 18 field goals in the contest. Five of the Quakers' shots came from three-point range while the Grizzlies hit three triples. The hosts hit 21 free throws while the visitors nailed 15-25 free throws.
Earlham outrebounded Franklin 45-36, but committed 29 turnovers.
The Quakers return to Schuckman Court next Saturday for an HCAC contest against Manchester University. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.