Grizzlies Defeat Quakers in HCAC Contest

Grizzlies Defeat Quakers in HCAC Contest
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College women's basketball team dropped a 75-55 decision to Franklin College Saturday afternoon on Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.

"We're showing signs of improvement," Earlham Head Coach Liana Coutts said. "We're still having problems with consistency."

"There were times that we have five first-years on the floor," Coutts added. "Our goal is the get better every day."

Nikki Darrett (Evansville, IN, Bosse) and Bria Sneed (Indianapolis, IN, University) led the Quakers with 12 points each in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest, while Desire Hough (Bethlehem, PA, Saucon Valley) topped the squad with eight rebounds. Darrett finished with six rebounds.

Princess Darnell (Greenwood, IN, Bishop Chatard) and Charvonne Long (Edwardsville, IL, Edwardsville) tossed in seven points each with Christyan Cooksey (Evansville, IN, Bosse) contributing six points.

Earlham jumped out to a quick lead with a 3-pointer by Darnell and another by Darrett put the Quakers on top 6-2 at the 18:08 mark of the opening period.

After Franklin responded to grab a 7-6 advantage, Long scored to give the Quakers an 8-7 lead with 15:59 left in the first half.

The score was later tied 10-10 before the Quakers put together a run to go on top 16-12 when Long scored and then hit a free throw at 12:21.

Sneed gave the Quakers what turned out to be their final lead of the contest with a basket at 11:02 to make it 18-17.

Unfortunately for the Quakers, Franklin (4-2, 1-1) scored the next nine points to build a 26-19 with 7:58 remaining. The run gave the Grizzlies a 37-26 edge by intermission.

Franklin started the second half with a pair of 3-pointers to lead 43-26 before the Quakers got a lay-up from Darnell and a trey from Cooksey. Cookey's 3-pointer made it 45-33 with 16:24 remaining in the contest, but the Quakers couldn't get any closer.

Earlham (0-7, 0-2) visits the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday. The HCAC contest begins at 7:30 p.m.

Box Score
Quakers Play Top Squad in HCAC
February 12, 2011 Quakers Play Top Squad in HCAC
EC Faces Defiance at Home
February 9, 2011 EC Faces Defiance at Home
Quakers Fall to Lions
February 5, 2011 Quakers Fall to Lions
EC Plays at Anderson
January 29, 2011 EC Plays at Anderson
Spartans Defeat EC
January 26, 2011 Spartans Defeat EC
Quakers Visit Franklin
January 22, 2011 Quakers Visit Franklin
EC Falls at Home to Pioneers
January 19, 2011 EC Falls at Home to Pioneers
EC Plays at Bluffton
January 15, 2011 EC Plays at Bluffton
Quakers Fall to Hanover
January 8, 2011 Quakers Fall to Hanover
Quakers Fall to Wooster
January 3, 2011 Quakers Fall to Wooster
EC Falls to Oberlin
November 27, 2010 EC Falls to Oberlin