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January 26, 2014
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



Women's Basketball 
NO. MANCHESTER, Ind. — Winning can be difficult, especially when it appears Mother
Nature may not like basketball. 

None of that mattered on Saturday as the Earlham College women's basketball team won
81-70 over Manchester University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
affair. 

"To come in a get a win against a quality Manchester ball club is a great step
forward for our program," Earlham Head Coach Melissa Johnson said. "Where I think
our team has improved the most is in their mental focus during times of adversity." 

"With the winter weather, we had major travel issues and a delayed game, but our
players stepped off the bus ready to play," Johnson continued. "A few times during
the game, we allowed Manchester to make a run, but we dug our heels in and figured
out how to turn the tide." 

Kasin Spay led the Quakers 15 points, while Lexi McFarland and Raven Bryant-Williams
tossed in 12 points each. Bryant-Williams also had eight rebounds and McFarland
added four assists. 

Hannah Franklin finished with eight points and Bria Sneed had seven points. With her
point total, Sneed moved into ninth on Earlham's all-time scoring list with 1,060
points. She passed Shelly Holt (1997-2001) who had 1,057 points. Next up for Sneed
in eighth place is Nikki Darrett (2008-12) with 1,061 points. 

Shania Feathers contributed seven points and eight rebounds. 

Despite being ready to play according to Johnson, the Quakers fell behind 6-0 with
16:45 left in the first half. 

But the Quakers were just getting warmed up as they eventually tied the game at
14-14 on a 3-pointer by McFarland at 13:55. 

The Spartans (8-9, 5-5) answered to go in front 21-14 with 11:54 to play in the
opening stanza. 

Earlham was ready and responded with 14 straight points capped by a basket from
Franklin at the 7:21 mark to lead 28-21. 

The Quakers were able to maintain their distance the rest of the period to lead
40-34 by intermission. 

In the second half, Manchester cut the deficit to 42-39 early in the frame before
Earlham bounced back to lead 52-39 after Spay hit a pair of free throws with 14:52
remaining. 

From that moment, Earlham's advantage was down to six points twice with the last
time coming at 63-57 at 4:54 as the Quakers held off the Spartans for the victory. 

"I am so proud of this team," Johnson said. "We are looking forward to our next game
against Transy." 

The Quakers (8-9, 4-6) entertain HCAC leader Transylvania University on Wednesday.
The contest on Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center is scheduled for
7:30 p.m. 



Men's Basketball 
NO. MANCHESTER, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team dropped a Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference contest 83-59 at Manchester University on Saturday. 

Jack O'Flaherty led the Quakers with 24 points and three assists. 

Phillip Boone added 13 points, while Kirk Douglas finished with 11 points and a
team-high eight rebounds. 

Alonzo Genelin grabbed six rebounds and Michael Parker had three steals. 

Manchester (4-13, 3-7) grabbed an 8-2 advantage by the 18:17 mark of the first half. 

By halftime, the Spartans had a 53-20 advantage and they maintained their edge the
rest of the way. 

Earlham (3-14, 2-8) travels to Transylvania University on Wednesday for a HCAC
contest that begins at 7:30 p.m. 


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