QUAKER MEN LOSE HOME FINALE
February 20, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team finished the home portion
of its schedule on Wednesday as the Quakers fell 65-63 to Bluffton University on
Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference affair was tied until the final
moments. Bluffton's Dustin Kinn hit a short jumper with less then one second
remaining after grabbing an offensive rebound to win the game.
Kirk Douglas led the Quakers with 24 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks. He now
has a school record 83 blocks on the season.
Jack O'Flaherty end the night with 21 points, while Phillip Boone tossed in seven.
Michael Parker added six points and three assists.
Earlham got off to a quick start as the Quakers built a 12-2 advantage after Douglas
scored at 13:46 of the opening period.
The Quakers were able to hold on to their lead as the Beavers cut into the lead to
close the gap to 18-16 at the 8:16 mark.
After the Quakers widened their margin to 26-18 on an O'Flaherty 3-pointer, Bluffton
(9-15, 5-12) closed to within 34-33 with 1:27 left in the first half. Earlham led
37-35 at the intermission.
In the second half, Bluffton scored first to take the lead for the first time at
38-37. The Quakers answered to grabs small lead before the contest was tied at 49-49
with 13:38 left to play.
Bluffton scored seven straight points to go in front 56-49 at 11:32. From that
point, the Quakers were able to fight back into the game to tie it at 63-63 when
Douglas hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left to set the stage for the
The Quakers (5-19, 4-13) finish their season at Anderson University on Saturday. The
HCAC game begins at 3 p.m.