RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball team fell to Anderson University 58-53 in a defensive battle at Schuckman Court on Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers' offense, which scored 69 points against Wilmington on Tuesday, began the game with 22 points in the first quarter while holding the Ravens to just 13.
Midway through the second quarter, senior Maya Luney connected on a jump shot, giving Earlham a 29-19 edge with 3:53 to play. Anderson, however, responded with an eight point run in just under three minutes to get within a single point.
An old-fashioned three-point play from freshman Camryn White put the Quakers up 32-28, but Tatum Minier was fouled with eight seconds left and hit two free throws to end the half.
The entire third quarter was played within a five-point window as neither team led by more than three points. The Ravens began the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run to open a ten-point lead. The Quakers got within two points at 55-53 with 32 seconds to play. Anderson hit free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Freshman Shannon Pittman led the Quakers in scoring with 13 points while White added a career-high 10. Luney finished with a double-double tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Alyssa Zook led the Ravens with 15 points while Kaycee Strunk with 14 points despite 12 turnovers. Minier joined Luney in finishing with a double-double including 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Both teams connected on 19 field goals, but the Ravens made up; the difference with 19 free throws compared to 11 for the Quakers. Earlham did force 28 turnovers while the Ravens grabbed 45 rebounds compared to 37 for the Quakers.
Earlham continues Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play when it travels to defending champion Bluffton University on Wednesday.