Women's basketball narrowly misses win in season opener

Women's basketball narrowly misses win in season opener

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Earlham women's basketball opened their regular season at St. Mary's (Ind.), ending in a 52-65 loss.

St. Mary's defense put pressure on Earlham's offense allowing them minimal opportunities inside the paint. The Quakers shot 38 percent from this distance, and 16 percent from the 3-point range.

St. Mary's offense recorded got off a lot of uncontested shots. They were 45 percent from behind the 3-point arc, and 51 percent from field goal range. Although St. Mary's was efficient in scoring, the defense forced 30 turnovers. Earlham's bench outscored St. Mary's 18 to 13, and that depth was instrumental in keeping the game competitive through the fourth quarter

Going forward, the Quakers must be sure to better protect the ball. They recorded 28 turnovers in the game, 12 of those being steals.

Kyndall Spears was the team leader in points, while Zoe Curtis lead the team in rebounds. Acacia Tenette tallied a team-leading 5 steals.

Women's basketball returns to play on Tuesday, November 20 at Alma. Tipoff is at 5:00pm.

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