RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball team hosts Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for a 7:30 p.m. game at Schuckman Court on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Rose-Hulman. The Quakers enter the game in search of a winning streak after a 63-58 victory at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) on Saturday. The Fightin' Engineers, who sit atop the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC), enter the game with a 12-3 record after a 55-42 triumph over Defiance College.
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. Jon Prevo is in his 11ths season as Rose-Hulman's head women's basketball coach and has 122-138 career record. He is also an assistant athletic director.
The Players: Senior Hannah Franklin leads the Quakers in scoring at 11.8 points per game and assists per game at 2.9. The Lynn, Indiana, native needs just 29 points to surpass 1,000 for her career. Freshman Shannon Pittman scores just under 10 points per game while freshman Camryn White, who scored a career-high 15 points in Earlham's win at MSJ, scores over six points per game. Senior Maya Luney, who scores 5.2 points per game, leads the Quakers in rebounding at 6.9 per contest. Ally Bromenschenkel leads the Engineers in scoring at 13.3 points per game and rebounding at 7.5 board per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 57.1, Rose-Hulman 59.3; opponents' points per game – Earlham 71.9, Rose-Hulman 48.8; field goal percentage – Earlham 36.9, Rose-Hulman 39.3: three-point percentage – Earlham 30.8 Rose-Hulman 23.7; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.7, Rose-Hulman 43.9.
2015-16 Matchups: Rose-Hulman won both games last season despite both games being close after three quarters (Earlham led by two on the road and the game in Richmond was tied). The Fightin' Engineers picked up a 62-49 win in Terre Haute and a 62-52 win in Richmond.
Recent History: Earlham is 3-9 against Rose-Hulman since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010-11 season. The Quakers last won on Feb. 4 of 2015 on a game-winning three-pointer from Lexi McFarland as time expired.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham travels to Manchester University for a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday.