falls in defensive battle
November 29, 2004
RICHMOND, Ind. – The
Wilmington College Quakers dropped their second consecutive game,
dropping their record to 2-2 on the season in a 57 to 44 loss to the
Quakers of Earlham College in the annual "Quaker Bowl".
(Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) scored a team-leading 12 points in
the loss while Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) chipped in 11.
The game started as a
defensive battle, with Wilmington unable to find the scoring column
for the first nine minutes of the first half, as Earlham jumped out to
a 9-0 lead before Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) ended the
scoring slump for the Green and White with a free throw with 11:28 left
on the first-half clock. Wilmington battled back and cut the deficit
to two heading into the locker room at 18-16.
The Quakers got the
first basket of the second half, tying the game at 18 before Earlham
opened an 8-1 run, taking a seven point lead and never looked back
in the 13-point Earlham victory.
Stirling led the Green
and White with 12 points while Short scored 11. Stirling and Nick
Berter (Cincinnati/Reading) had four rebounds while Short picked off
Earlham was led by
Brandon Miller and Jermaine Crumby, who each had a double-double in
the game, Miller scoring 17 points and pulling down 10 rebounds
wihle Crumby scored 10 and pulled down 13 boards.
With the loss, WC falls
to 2-2 while Earlham evens their record at 2-2.
The next game for the
Green and White is on Wednesday, December 1 when the team travels to
Crestview Hills, Kentucky to face off against the Saints of Thomas
More College in the second game of a women's/men's double header.