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EARLHAM MEN GET FIRST WIN

November 26, 2013
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



GAMBIER, Ohio — Kirk Douglas missed the free throw with one second left, but he got
the rebound and waited for the buzzer.

As the buzzer sounded, the Earlham College men's basketball team had defeated Kenyon
College 86-84 on Monday.

Michael Parker led the Quakers with 22 points, while Douglas tossed in 21 points
with four assists.

Jack O'Flaherty added 19 points. Chris Holmes finished with nine points and six
rebounds. Kristian Barden grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Kenyon led 6-3 early in the contest at the 18:11 mark before the Quakers were able
to answer.

A 3-pointer by Douglas put the Quakers on top 7-6 with 16:31 to go in the opening
period.

Parker eventually gave Earlham a 19-12 advantage with 10:42 remaining. The Lords
responded to build lead 24-20 with 7:12 on the clock.

After O'Flaherty tied the game 26-26 with a 3-pointer at 6:13, Earlham ended the
first half with a 48-39 lead.

In the second half, Douglas gave the Quakers their largest lead of the night when he
scored and then followed with a free throw to make it 53-41 with 18:37 left.

Kenyon mounted a comeback to go in front 59-57 at 12:21. From that point, both
squads held small leads until the Lords grabbed a 78-73 lead with 3:24 remaining.

The Quakers fought back and when Vadial Jett scored at 1:12 he gave his squad an
81-80 lead.

On Kenyon's next possession, the Quakers got a steal by Holmes. After a timeout,
Douglas gave the Quakers an 83-80 advantage with 16 seconds left.

Kenyon scored to make it 83-82 to six seconds remaining. Jett hit a pair of free
throws with four seconds left. Kenyon picked up another basket to set the stage for
Douglas.

Earlham (1-4) is back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Quakers open play in the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a trip to Bluffton University at 7:30
p.m.


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