Women's basketball slips to Rose-Hulman in HCAC matchup

Kayla Bowling action photo

Score: 53-42
Location: Richmond, Indiana (Druley Performance Gym)
Records: Earlham 8-15, 6-10 HCAC / Rose-Hulman 17-6, 14-2 HCAC

The Short Story: Earlham and Rose-Hulman played a game of defense leading to a low-scoring game. Eventually the second half adjustments by the Fightin' Engineers led them to pull ahead to secure a win, keeping them in the number two spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.                     

OPENING TIP

  • In the second quarter Earlham held Rose-Hulman to four points and forced five turnovers.
  • The Quakers battled back from a nine-point deficit to go into halftime leading Rose-Hulman, 22-19.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Rose-Hulman found its rhythm in the second half driving to the basket, especially at the baseline. The Fightin' Engineers had a 24-6 advantage in points in the paint, including a 14-2 difference in the second half alone.
  • In the third quarter alone Rose-Hulman was 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from the field-goal range. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Rose-Hulman turned the ball over 18 times to Earlham's 11.
  • The Quakers' bench outscored the Fightin' Engineers' bench, 28-16
  • Sophomore guard Kayla Bowling led Earlham's offense with 13 points, while sophomore guard Acacia Tenette grabbed a team-leading six rebounds. 
  • With Saturday afternoon's loss, Earlham women's basketball slipped into a tie with Bluffton for sixth place in the HCAC standings. 

NEXT UP

Women's basketball will be on the road for the next two games starting with Defiance on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tipoff will be at 7:30 p.m.