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December 1, 2012
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Earlham College men's basketball team started its Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday as the Quakers were defeated by
the College of Mount St. Joseph 87-71.

Jack O'Flaherty led the Quakers with 21 points, while Kristian Barden finished with
a double-double as he totaled 12 points, 12 rebounds and a team-high five assists.

Dustin Rusk tossed in 11 points with six rebounds. Marty Broderick contributed eight
points.

Rusk gave the Quakers an early 3-2 lead as he drilled a 3-pointer at the 18:38 mark
of the opening period.

The Lions (3-2, 2-0) responded with five straight points before the Quakers tied the
contest twice with the final time at 16:15 when O'Flaherty made it 9-9 with a
basket.

From that point, the Lions grabbed the lead and widened the gap to 48-31 by halftime.

In the second half, Mount St. Joseph built a 67-46 advantage with 11:55 remaining.

The Quakers were able to within 11 points twice with the last time coming on a pair
of free throws from O'Flaherty with 3:16 to go.

Earlham (1-6, 0-1) is at Transylvania University for a HCAC contest on Wednesday at
7:30 p.m.


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