RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball team hosts Wittenberg University in the final home game of the calendar year for the Quakers on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Teams: Earlham and Wittenberg. The Quakers are in search of their first win after narrowly falling to Manchester University 63-59 on Saturday. The Tigers are 3-7 on the season after falling to Denison University 43-41 at home on Dec. 10.
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. Kelly Mahlum enters her sixth season on the Wittenberg bench including her first as interim head coach.
The Players: Senior Hannah Franklin (13.1 PPG) and freshman Shannon Pittman (10.3 PPG) lead the Quakers in scoring. Junior Mariah Flynn and freshman Camryn White each average roughly six points per game while senior Shania Feathers has led Earlham in scoring the past two contests including a career-high 11 points in the Quakers' loss to Manchester. Senior Maya Luney grabs six rebounds per game while Franklin and Pittman dish out over two assists per game. Alex Kiess (12.6 PPG) and Alexis Perry (10.9 PPG) are the two Tigers averaging double figures in scoring while Liz Tolliver grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 55.5, Wittenberg 56.2; opponents' points per game – Earlham 70.8, Wittenberg 66.5; field goal percentage – Earlham 35.6, Wittenberg 33.2; three-point percentage – Earlham 30.0, Wittenberg 27.4; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.9, Wittenberg 42.0.
Recent History: Earlham defeated Wittenberg 67-58 on Dec. 9 of 2014, the year the Tigers qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham travels to Otterbein University for games against the host Cardinals and Albion College on Dec. 29-30.