EC MEN LOSE TO BLUFFTON
January 10, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team fell 82-61 Wednesday
night to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Bluffton University on
Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.
Dustin Rusk led the Quakers with 15 points as he added two assists and a pair of
Kristian Barden tossed in 11 points and finished with a team-high eight rebounds.
Blake Welch scored 10 points, while Jack O'Flaherty ended with nine points.
The game was tied early with a 6-6 score at the 15:22 mark of the opening stanza.
Bluffton (5-9, 1-6) scored six straight points to take a 12-6 lead with 13:47 to go.
Tyler Lewers cut the deficit to 13-12 when he scored with 9:52 remaining.
The Beavers went on another run scoring seven in a row to go on top 20-12 with 9:52
The margin stayed the same as the Beavers led 38-30 by halftime.
In the second half, Bluffton was able to widen its lead to double figures on the way
to the win.
The Quakers (2-12, 1-6) return to action on Saturday at Hanover College. The HCAC
contest begins 1 p.m.