Hannah Franklin Scores 1,000th Point in Women's Basketball Loss to Franklin

Hannah Franklin Scores 1,000th Point in Women's Basketball Loss to Franklin


Story by sports information student assistant Victoria Kabungulu

RICHMOND, Indiana - Franklin College ended the first quarter on an 18-0 run and held the lead in a 61-48 victory over the Earlham College women's basketball team in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Saturday.

The game started off promising as senior Maya Luney scored the first point in a free throw, but Sarah Taylor swung the favor toward the Grizzlies 7-5 with five minutes to play in the first quarter.
The Quakers tried to take back the advantage, but failed to score as the Grizzlies took an 18-5 lead into the second quarter.

The second quarter started off with Taylor scoring in a layup, but freshman Shannon Pittman quickly responded by scoring a layup at 9:25 as well. With eight minutes on the clock, freshman Kyndall Spears came through with a three-point jump shot and freshman Amy Weisner followed that with a layup pulling Earlham within eight points (20-12).

Franklin scored the next five points to grow its lead to double digits. With three minutes to go, Mallory Cast made a jump shot putting the Grizzlies up by a dozen, but seniors Shania Feathers and Hannah Franklin both managed jump shots with two minutes on the clock putting Earlham within eight points. Grizzly Melissa Beer ended the first half with a free throw putting Franklin up 33-24 at the break.

The Quakers trailed by as many as 14 points in the third quarter (44-30), but ended the quarter on a 7-0 run capped by a layup from Shannon Pittman.

A jumper from Franklin to open the fourth quarter, the jumper that gave Franklin 1,000 career points, pulled the Quakers within five at 44-39. Both teams scored five points over the next several minutes, but the Grizzlies put together a 7-2 run to regain a double-digit lead and close out the game.  

Mandy Fisher gave the Grizzlies 21 points while Hannah Franklin gave the Quakers 12. While the Grizzlies got more rebounds at 46-32, Earlham managed to 12 assists within this game.

The Quakers continues HCAC play against Defiance College on Wednesday. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

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