Anderson, Ind. - Earlham women's basketball's first win of the season comes off of a 77-69 win at Anderson during the conference opening weekend.
The defense was the key component of Earlham's game that contributed to the win over the Ravens. It began when the Ravens were in transition, Earlham forced Anderson to speed up the tempo in their play making them uncomfortable. The Quaker defense allowed for very few uncontested shots, and took advantage of sloppy plays by Anderson. Anderson totaled 27 turnovers by the end of the game, and Earlham scored 30 points off of those turnovers.
One of the advantages Anderson had coming into the game was their depth on the bench and it was important for Earlham's bench to match that depth if they wanted to win. Anderson's bench scored 16 points, while Earlham's bench scored 15.
While the Quakers only shot 39 percent from field-goal range they were 7-13 from three. Their 73.7 percent success rate from the the charity stripe was crucial, because it accounted for 28 of Earlham's points.
Kayla Bowling was all over the court tonight for the Quakers, coming up with some plays that put them back in contention when they were down. She ended the game with 14 points, three assists, four rebounds and three steals. Kyndall Spears recovered from some of her shooting struggles from last game as she was perfect from the 3-pt range. Camryn White was the leading scorer with 18 points.
Women's hoops hopes to take the momentum from this win into their next competition at home on Monday, December 3 against St. Mary-Woods at 6:00pm.