EC MEN LOSE IN OT
January 19, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — Late free throws made the difference on Saturday as the Earlham
College men's basketball team battled Franklin College into overtime.
Franklin made 9-of-10 free throws in the final minute of the extra session to post
at 73-69 win over the Quakers in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game
on Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.
Earlham fell behind early in the overtime before they rallied to tie the game at
62-62 when Marty Broderick scored at the 1:57 mark.
The Grizzlies (11-6, 6-4) took the lead for good with 1:42 to go as they made enough
free throws to stay on top.
Tyler Lewers led the Quakers with 13 points, while Broderick and Dustin Rusk tossed
in 11 points each. Broderick also led the Quakers with seven rebounds.
Kirk Douglas finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Vadial Jett led the Quakers
with six assists.
The Quakers jumped out to an early 12-1 advantage when Broderick scored and hit a
free throw at the 14:59 mark of the first half.
The Grizzlies responded and eventually pulled ahead 13-12 at the 9:47 mark.
Earlham was able to rally to lead 29-27 by intermission.
In the second half, Douglas scored the first five points of the frame as he gave the
Quakers a 34-27 lead when hit nailed a 3-pointer with 18:18 left to play.
Franklin tied the contest at 46-46 with 5:46 to go. The Grizzlies built a 56-50 lead
with 2:23 remaining.
Jack O'Flaherty, who had nine points, hit a trey with 53 seconds left to tie game at
After a Franklin turnover, the Quakers called timeout with 27 seconds on the clock.
Earlham was able to get a shot off, but Blake Welch had his 3-point attempt blocked
just before the buzzer to set the stage for overtime.
The Quakers (2-15, 1-9) visit Bluffton University on Wednesday. The HCAC game begins
at 7:30 p.m.