Women's Basketball Drops Contest to Rose-Hulman

Women's Basketball Drops Contest to Rose-Hulman

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Rose-Hulman held the Earlham College women's basketball team to 22.7 percent shooting from the field in a 51-34 victory over the Quakers in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest on Wednesday evening.

The Fightin' Engineers, who boast the top defensive in the HCAC allowing just 48.8 points per game, outscored Earlham 11-5 out of the first quarter and held the Quakers scoreless through the first five minutes of the second quarter. A free throw from freshman Camryn White broke the scores drought, and the Louisville, Kentucky, native followed up the free throw with a jumper two possessions later.

Trailing 21-8 with just over three minutes to play, senior Hannah Franklin hit two jump shots and junior Mariah Flynn also hit a jumper to end the half on a 6-4 run.

The Engineers led 25-14 at halftime, and scored the first 15 points of the second half to put the game out of reach. The Quakers did end on a positive note, however, outscoring Rose-Hulman 15-9 in the final quarter.

For the second time this season, Flynn led the Quakers in scoring with 10 points on 4-5 shooting from the field while also grabbing six rebounds. Franklin finished with eight points and a season high four steals.

Abby Bromenschenkel led Rose-Hulman with 10 points and four steals. Taylor Graham added nine points on three triples off of the bench while Abbie Marshall and Ally Bromenschenkel each tallied eight points.

As a team, Rose-Hulman finished 18-52 from the field for 34.6 percent while Earlham was held to just 10-44 for 22.7 percent. The Quakers did outrebound the top rebounding team in the conference 37-35 and also made more free throws (12) than their opponent (9) for just the second time this season.

The Quakers continue HCAC play with a trip to Manchester University on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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