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January 23, 2014
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



Women's Basketball 
DEFIANCE, Ohio — Two free throws were the difference on Wednesday night for the
Earlham College women's basketball team. 

Unfortunately for the Quakers, they were on the wrong end of the floor at Defiance
College. 

Defiance's Kelsey Tietje hit a pair of free throws with one second left to give the
Yellow Jackets a 74-73 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win over the
Quakers. 

It was the 11th and final lead change of the contest that also featured seven ties. 

The Quakers began the night with the lead and were on top when Lexi McFarland scored
at the 16:48 mark of the first half to make it 6-4. 

From that point, the Quakers could only tie the game in the opening frame as the
Yellow Jackets built a 43-33 advantage by the intermission. 

In the second half, it took the Quakers some time but they were able to fight their
way back. When Bria Sneed scored with 8:49 left, the Quakers led 60-59. 

Earlham held the largest lead after that of 73-70 when Maya Luney scored with 1:31
remaining. Tietje scored then for the Yellow Jackets (7-9, 4-5) at 1:19 to set the
stage for her final free throws. 

Kasin Spay led the Quakers with 21 points and three steals. McFarland had 14 points
and a team-high six rebounds. 

Sneed and Raven Bryant-Williams finished with nine points each. Sneed now has 1,053
in her career and trails Shelly Holt (1997-2001) on the all-time scoring list by
four points. Holt is ninth in with 1.057 points. Sneed also had four assists and
three steals. 

Hannah Franklin added four assists. 

Earlham (7-9, 3-6) is in action on Saturday at Manchester University. The HCAC game
gets underway at 1 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team faced one the top teams
in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday as the Quakers fell
71-55 to Defiance College. 

With the win on Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center, the Yellow
Jackets (12-4, 7-2) join the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Hanover College
and the College of Mount St. Joseph in a tie for the top spot in the conference. 

Michael Parker led the Quakers with 16 points and four assists. Kyle Smith came of
the bench to score a career-high 10 points. 

Jack O'Flaherty finished with eight points, while Lajay Kelly grabed a team-high six
rebounds. 

After Kelly hit the first basket of the game for the Quakers, the Yellow Jackets
scored the next eight points to lead 8-2 at the 15:37 mark of the opening period. 

Defiance widened the gap to double digits, but by halftime the Quakers rallied to
trail 35-30. 

In the second half, the Quakers cut the deficit to 41-37 after Smith hit a 3-pointer
at 14:52. Shortly after that point, Defiance was able to go back on top by double
figures to hold off the Quakers. 

The Quakers (3-12, 2-7) visit Manchester University on Saturday. The HCAC affair
begins at 3 p.m. 


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