Women's basketball's first day of Cruzin' Classic ends in loss

Women's basketball's first day of Cruzin' Classic ends in loss

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Earlham women's basketball's first matchup of the Cruzin' Classic Tournament ends in a 60-77 loss to the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson.

In the first half Earlham was plagued by offensive issues, only shooting 24.1 percent from field-goal range, and 30 percent from three. They only turned the ball over nine times, dead even with Washington and Jefferson. Going into the half Earlham was down 21-32.

The Quakers went into the second half shooting significantly better. They were over 50 percent from all distances. Washington and Jefferson matched the Quakers' offensive effort though, keeping them at least 10 points ahead for the remainder of the game.

Washington and Jefferson had their most success in the paint, scoring 50 of their 77 points from that distance. The Presidents also outrebounded 36-24.

Kayla Bowling and Zoe Curtis each contributed 14 points on the day to Earlham's 60 total points. Makayla McFarland followed their lead scoring 13 points on the day. Camyrn White was Earlham's top defender, pulling down seven rebounds and tallying one steal.

Earlham's next Cruzin' Classic matchup is at 10am on Friday, December 21 vs Arcadia.