RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women's basketball broke into the win column behind five players in double figures as the Quakers posted a 94-68 win over Bob Jones University, in a non-conference matchup on Monday at Druley Performance Gym.
Final Score: Earlham 94, Bob Jones 68
Location: Richmond, Ind. – Druley Performance Gym
Records: Earlham 1-3 / Bob Jones 3-5
THE SHORT STORY
Earlham shot 68.6 percent (11-of-16) in the opening quarter and outscored Bob Jones, 30-12, taking a big early lead that proved insurmountable for the visiting Bruins.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Earlham finished with five players in double digits, led by junior Kayla Bowling with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor. First-year Trinity McClendon netted 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting, while senior Zoe Curtis tallied 11 points. Senior Camryn White and first-year Neely Trenshaw each finished with 10 points.
Junior Rosie Newhart came off the bench to lead Earlham on the glass with eight rebounds, to go with her eight points.
Earlham's 94 points were the most since posting a 102-64 win last season over St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Kylee Leffew led Bob Jones University with 12 points, while Gracen Ledford chipped in with 11. Rachel Clark led all players with 13 rebounds.
Earlham jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the opening two-and-a-half minutes of the game, before Bob Jones whittled its way back to within three, 10-7, at the 6:17 mark of the frame. From there, the Quakers went on an 11-point run, beginning with an Acacia Tenette 3-pointer and ending with a McClendon layup, that left Earlham with a 21-7 lead with 2:42 left in the first quarter.
The Quakers' first-half lead reached its widest at 23 points, 41-18, on a McClendon layup at the 5:55 mark of the second quarter, capping a run of six straight points by the Maroon and White. Earlham went into the locker room with a 46-31 lead at the intermission.
Bob Jones pulled as closed as 12 points, 46-34, to open the third quarter, but the Quakers briefly extended their lead to 72-48 with 26 seconds remaining in the frame on a 3-pointer from Bowling. The Maroon and White stretched that to a 30-point lead, 92-62, with 1:22 to play in the game following a Ciera Carter foul shot.
Earlham women's basketball returns to action on Monday, Dec. 2, when the Maroon and White travel to Wilmington, Ohio, to face Wilmington College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.