RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball lost to preseason #10 ranked DePauw Tigers 43-69.
DePauw (1-0) controlled the start of the game as they led 8-0 through the first five minutes of the game before a made basket by freshman Trinity McClendon. The Tigers held Earlham to 3 of 13 shooting in the first quarter. The Tigers shot 7 of 14 to take a 19-6 lead after one period.
The Quakers (0-2) shot 5 of 12 from the field in the second quarter but got to the free throw line only twice. The Tigers shot nine free throws and made seven of them while shooting 4 of 11. The score at halftime was 35-17.
Throughout the second half of action, freshman Neely Trenshaw continued to provide positive minutes for the Quakers. She finished the game with seven points and two rebounds in just 14 minutes. Senior Kyra Joseph totaled seven points.
Earlham's bench scored 20 of its 43 points. McClendon scored five of those points while teammates, freshman Melody Johnson scored four points, freshman Cambie Poole scored two points and junior Rosie Newhart scored two points. Newhart also grabbed seven rebounds in the contest.
The Quakers shot the ball 49 times compared to the Tigers 57 attempts. However, DePauw rebounded the ball 46 times whereas Earlham grabbed 31 boards. DePauw scored 17 points off 19 turnovers from the Quakers. The Tigers also scored 26 points in the paint compared to Earlham's 14.
Earlham will be back in action next Tuesday, November 19 at home versus Alma College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Druley Performance Gym.