EARLHAM WOMEN WIN IN OT
November 17, 2012Earlham College Broadcast Sports
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — A comeback in the second half on Saturday led to an overtime
victory as the Earlham College women's basketball team defeated MacMurray College
With the game tied 49-49 after regulation, the Quakers had an 8-3 advantage in the
extra session to get the win on the final day of the Cavallo Classic at Webster
"It was an ugly win, but we will take it," Earlham Head Coach Melissa Johnson said.
"Our first half intensity was not where it needed to be but I'm am happy with how
our group responded. They really put it together in the second half.
Kasin Spay led the Quakers with 12 points, while JaLissa Watt tossed in 10 points.
Heather Hayden scored seven points with Karmell Brown, Charvonne Long, Bria Sneed
and Emily Sells finished with six points each.
"It was an overall good team effort, but I was very pleased that Bria held their
go-to player to five points," Johnson said. "Karmell and JaLissa came off the bench
and gave us a much needed energy boost. There is a lot of improvement we are looking
forward to making in the next few weeks."
The Quakers held the early advantage before MacMurray took the lead at 11-10 at the
14:16 mark of the first half. From that point, the Highlanders (0-2) built a 27-19
advantage by intermission.
In the second period the trend continued as MacMurray led 40-29 with 9:53 remaining
Earlham began the road back as the Quakers fought their way to a 49-49 tie with 39
seconds left when Watt scored.
After scoring the first basket in overtime, the Quakers never trailed as they were
able to put the game away.
Earlham (1-1) returns to action Tuesday at Heidelberg University. The non-conference
affair gets underway at 5 p.m.