Women's Basketball Heads to Rose-Hulman Wednesday

Women's Basketball Heads to Rose-Hulman Wednesday




RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's basketball team travels to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Teams: Earlham and Rose-Hulman. The Quakers enter the game riding a win after defeating Anderson University 61-58 on the road on Saturday. The Fightin' Engineers come into the game as the top squad in the HCAC with an 18-3 overall record and a 13-1 mark in conference play. Rose-Hulman recently beat Mount St. Joseph University 54-42.

The Coaches: Earlham is under the direction of interim head coach Kevin Hayden. A Ball State University alumnus, Hayden served as an assistant men's basketball coach for the previous two seasons along with his duties as assistant to the director of athletics. Jon Prevo is in his 11th season as Rose-Hulman's head women's basketball coach and has 128-138 career record. He is also an assistant athletic director. 

The Players: Senior Hannah Franklin leads the Quakers in scoring at 11.5 points per game. Freshman Shannon Pittman and junior Mariah Flynn both average over seven points per contest. Seniors Maya Luney (6.3 RPG) and Shania Feathers (3.6 RPG) lead the squad in rebounding while Franklin dishes out over three assists per contest. Ally Bromenschenkel (12.9 PPG) leads a balanced Rose-Hulman scoring attack as four Engineers score over seven points per game. She also leads Rose-Hulman in rebounding at 6.9 boards per contest.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 55.4, Rose-Hulman 59.5; opponents' points per game – Earlham 69.4, Rose-Hulman 47.7; field goal percentage – Earlham 36.4, Rose-Hulman 38.8: three-point percentage – Earlham 28.9, Rose-Hulman 26.0; rebounds per game – Earlham 36.6, Rose-Hulman 42.4.

Triples Record: Senior Lexi McFarland has made 130 three-pointers in her Earlham career. She needs five more triples to pass former teammate Kasin Spay (2012-16) who has the program's career record for triples with 134.

First Time Around: Rose-Hulman defeated Earlham 51-34 at Schuckman Court on Jan. 18. Mariah Flynn led the Quakers with ten points.

Recent History: Earlham is 3-10 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 Hanover College for a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday.


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