EC WOMEN WIN ON SENIOR DAY
February 9, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — Saturday was Senior Day for the Earlham College women's basketball
team as three members of the squad were playing their final home game.
The Quakers celebrated with a 77-69 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory
over the College of Mount St. Joseph on Schuckman Court in the Athletics and
"I am so unbelievably proud of this team," Earlham Head Coach Melissa Johnson said.
"We wanted this game so badly for our seniors."
Karmell Brown, Charvonne Long and Natasha Norman were on the court for the final
time at Earlham.
"All three have made immeasurable contributions to our program," Johnson said. "The
last four years have not always been easy for this class of seniors but they are
setting the tome for what is to come in the future."
After suffering a season-ending knee injury back in December, Norman started the
contest. The Quakers allowed Mount St. Joseph to score the first basket of the game
and then the Lions returned the favor by letting Norman make the final shot of her
career before retuning to the bench.
When the action resumed the contest was tied at 10-10 with 14:31 gone in the opening
The Quakers grabbed a 20-12 lead when Emily Sells scored at the 11:05 mark.
The Lions battled back to close the gap to 22-21 with 7:59 to go. By halftime, the
Quakers were on top 38-37.
In the second half, the Quakers fell behind 46-42 at the 15:52 mark before they
responded with 14 straight points to go back on top.
When JaLissa Watt scored with 10:42 remaining, the Quakers led 56-46.
Mount St. Joseph (3-20, 2-14) was able to answer and the Lions eventually held a
62-61 lead with 5:52 on the clock.
Raven Bryant-Williams scored on Earlham's next possession to give the Quakers the
lead for good at 63-62 with 5:29 left to play.
The Quakers were able to hold off the Lions the rest of the way to earn the victory.
Earlham (4-19, 3-13) travels to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday
for a HCAC affair at 7:30 p.m.