McFarland's 3-pointer Beats Rose-Hulman

McFarland's 3-pointer Beats Rose-Hulman
RICHMOND, Ind. — A 3-pointer by Lexi McFarland was the difference on Wednesday as the Earlham College women's basketball team defeated the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 54-51.

With the score tied at 51-51, the Quakers called timeout with 10 seconds remaining in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest. Watch Acting Head Coach Janel Iden's post-game interview on RadioTroy.

After the inbound pass to Kasin Spay, she found McFarland who drilled the game-winner from the left wing with four seconds remaining. Watch Video of game-winning shot.

The Engineers (10-10, 6-7) tried a long pass to mid-court on their final possession, but Spay picked it off to seal Earlham's second straight victory and excite the Schuckman Court faithful.

McFarland led the Quakers with 19 points as she made all six of her shots from the floor that included five treys. She also converted on both of her free throw attempts. Watch McFarland's post-game interview on RadioTroy.

Spay finished with 15 points to get closer to the 1,000-point mark in her career. She now has 979 points in her third season.

Hannah Franklin tossed in 12 points. Kiara Scott contributed eight points.

JaLissa Watt didn't score, but she topped the Quakers with seven rebounds and four assists.

Both teams held early leads in the game before Rose-Hulman eventually built a 21-16 advantage with 9:26 left in the opening period.

A 3-point McFarland tied the contest at 21-21 with 8:16 on the clock. By halftime, the lead had changed hands five times and the Quakers finished on top 28-27.

The game remained tight in the second half, Rose-Hulman worked its way to a 49-44 lead with 3:43 left.

The Quakers answered with a 3-pointer by McFarland and then with a basket by Spay at the 1:15 mark, it was tied at 49-49.

It only took Rose-Hulman 15 seconds to take a 51-49 lead before the Quakers responded. Spay tied the game for the 10th time at 51-51 with 44 seconds left.

On Rose-Hulman's next possession, the Quakers forced the Engineers into an attempt as the shot clock was about to expire and Watt grabbed the rebound to set the stage for McFarland's heroics.

Earlham (7-13, 4-9) travel to Hanover College on Saturday. The HCAC contest gets underway at 4 p.m.

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