Score: Hanover 59, Earlham 48
Location: Richmond, Ind. (Schuckman Court at the Druley Performance Gym)
Records: Earlham 8-14, 6-9 HCAC / Hanover 15-7, 11-4 HCAC
The short story: Junior forward Zoe Curtis recorded Earlham's first double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 rebounds, but even that wasn't enough to overcome the Quakers' 4-of-27 shooting effort from the floor over the second and third quarters.
- Curtis shot 8-of-12 from the floor and was 3-of-4 at the line on her way to 19 points. The effort put her over the 600-point mark for her career with 613 career points, and the double-double was the second of her career.
- Curtis was one of three Earlham players to score in double figures. Junior guard Camryn White netted 11 points, while junior guard Kyndall Spears came off the bench to score 10 points. The double-digit scoring performances were the 16th and ninth of the season respectively for White and Spears.
- Junior guard Kayla Bowling dished out four assists.
- Hanover and Earlham were still battling in a one-possession game as late as the 5:15 mark of the second quarter, with the Panthers clinging to a 24-22 lead following a three-pointer by Bowling. The Panthers closed out the frame with an 8-2 run, and held a 32-24 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.
- An 8-1 scoring run by the Panthers at the tail-end of the third quarter extended Hanover's lead to 47-32 through 30 minutes.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Hanover's bench outscored the Earlham reserves, 24-11.
- The Panthers entered Wednesday night's game with one of the HCAC's more prolific offenses, ranked second in the conference with 72.5 points per game. Earlham held Hanover to just 59 points, only the third time this season the Panthers have scored fewer than 60 points in a contest.
Earlham women's basketball closes out its 2018-19 home slate against Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m. The Quakers will recognize their graduating seniors – Ashlea Meadows and Makayla McFarland - in pre-game ceremonies.