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EC MEN LOSE AT BLUFFTON

January 24, 2013
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



BLUFFTON, Ohio — The Earlham College men's basketball team had four players in
double figures on Wednesday night as the Quakers fell 85-69 to Bluffton University.

Dustin Rusk had 14 points to lead the Quakers in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference affair.

Tyler Lewers tossed in 12 points, while Jack O'Flaherty added 11 points. Vadial Jett
finished with 10 points.

Kristian Barden topped the Quakers with 10 rebounds and four assists.

Bluffton started the contest with a 9-0 lead by the 17:24 mark of the opening period.

The Quakers got closer when Blake Welch hit a 3-pointer at 16:13 to make it 11-5.

After the Beavers (8-10, 4-7) widened its margin, Earlham was able to pull to within
24-18 when Barden drilled a 3-pointer at the 7:06 mark.

By intermission, Bluffton had a 46-31 advantage.

In the second half, the Quakers closed the gap to 49-39 when Lewers scored with
17:43 left. From that point, the Beavers were able to maintain their edge to post
the win.

Earlham (2-16, 1-10) is on the road on Saturday at Anderson University. The HCAC
game begins at 3 p.m.


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