RICHMOND, Ind. - Scoring runs and scoring droughts mark the 57-53 loss of Earlham women's basketball to the Mount St. Joseph Lions.
Right before the half, Earlham went scoreless for four minutes allowing the Lions to go on a 12-2 run and make four straight threes to give the Mount a six point advantage.
Earlham found shots but just couldn't knock them down. The Quakers shot 36.4 from field-goal range and only 15 percent from three.
To start the second half Earlhams six turnovers in the third quarter gave Lions the ability to extend their lead to 12. Eventually the Quakers would get into rhythm defensively and close that lead swiftly.
Earlham began to disrupt the Mount's flow while in transition leading to a four-minute scoring drought for the Lions. In those four minutes Earlham went on a run going 5-5, kicked off by
Earlham's Zoe Curtis continued her three-game streak of making a difference offensively. Curtis ended the night the leading scorer with 17 points and also pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds. Camryn White followed behind Curtis in scoring with 14 points while Acacia Tenette tied Curtis for the most rebounds(7).
Women's basketball will head down to the Sunshine State for the Cruzin Classic Tournament next week. Their first game will be on December 19th vs. Washington and Jefferson at 8:00pm