EARLHAM BASKETBALL ROUND-UP
January 10, 2013Richmond High School
BLUFFTON, Ohio — The Earlham College women's basketball team dropped a 72-64
decision on Wednesday at Bluffton University.
Kasin Spay scored a career-high 20 points for the Quakers in the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference contest. She also had five assists and three steals.
JaLissa Watt and Emily Sells finished with 10 points each. Watt added six rebounds
and three steals.
Charvonne Long tossed in eight points and grabbed six rebounds. Raven Bryant-Willams
had six rebounds, while Bria Sneed had five assists and three steals.
Bluffton (7-7, 2-5) got off to a quick start with a 9-2 lead at the 17:45 mark of
the first half.
The Quakers were able to cut the deficit to two points on three occasions with the
last coming with 14:48 to go in the opening period.
By intermission, the Beavers held a 42-33 advantage.
In the second half, Bluffton was able to build a double digit lead before the
A 3-pointer by Spay with 5:17 left in the contest made it 64-58, but that was as
close as the Quakers to get the rest of the way.
Earlham (2-12, 1-6) is at Hanover College on Saturday. The HCAC game gets underway
at 3 p.m.
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team fell 82-61 Wednesday
night to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Bluffton University on
Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.
Dustin Rusk led the Quakers with 15 points as he added two assists and a pair of
Kristian Barden tossed in 11 points and finished with a team-high eight rebounds.
Blake Welch scored 10 points, while Jack O'Flaherty ended with nine points.
The game was tied early with a 6-6 score at the 15:22 mark of the opening stanza.
Bluffton (5-9, 1-6) scored six straight points to take a 12-6 lead with 13:47 to go.
Tyler Lewers cut the deficit to 13-12 when he scored with 9:52 remaining.
The Beavers went on another run scoring seven in a row to go on top 20-12 with 9:52
The margin stayed the same as the Beavers led 38-30 by halftime.
In the second half, Bluffton was able to widen its lead to double figures on the way
to the win.
The Quakers (2-12, 1-6) return to action on Saturday at Hanover College. The HCAC
contest begins 1 p.m.