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Hanover women beat Quakers 67-50 on road
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, February 04, 2013 10:00 AM
Hanover's women's basketball scored its 10th Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win of the season 67-50 over Earlham Saturday in Richmond.
Courtney Prater scored 13 points and Alicia Hopkins added 11 for Hanover (16-5, 10-4 HCAC) -for the Panthers' sixth consecutive season with 10 or more conference wins.
Trailing by four points in the opening three minutes, Hanover took control with a 15-0 run over a three-minute stretch. Natalie Morse scored seven straight points and Hopkins added eight to convert a 6-2 deficit into a 17-6 lead with 14 minutes left in the first half.
Hanover increased the margin to 16 points (24-8) midway through the period and led 40-24 at halftime.
Prater converted a three-point play and followed with a bucket inside to push Hanover up by 21 (45-24) just two minutes into the second period.
After Earlham had cut the margin to 18 points (45-27), Prater answered with two buckets inside and Megan Caudill added a jumper and two free throws to spark a 10-1 run that put Hanover on top 55-28 with 15:30 to play.
The Quakers trimmed the lead back to 18 points (59-41) with a 13-4 run, but Jade Tubb and Hopkins countered with back-to-back 3-pointers for a 26-point 67-41 lead with 4:40 left.
Hanover did not score again, but Earlham managed just nine points the rest of the way as the Panthers won their sixth straight against the Quakers.
The Panthers hit 26-of-63 field goals (41.3 percent), including 3 three-pointers. Earlham was 17-of-49 (34.7 percent) and made just 1-of-10 beyond the arc.
The Quakers outscored Hanover 15-7 at the foul line by hitting 15-of-27 (55.6 percent) to Hanover's 7-of-13 (53.8 percent).
Kasin Spay netted a game-high 18 points for Earlham, which dropped to 3-18 overall and 2-12 HCAC.
Hanover vists Anderson on Wednesday.
SATURDAY'S WOMEN'S GAME
HANOVER 67, EARLHAM 50
HANOVER (16-5, 10-4 HCAC) - (f)Prater 13, (g)Hopkins 11, (g)Morse 9, Brewer 8, (f)Watson 6, Caudill 6, (g)Gahimer 4, Tubb 3, Bischoff 3, Pahren 3, Block 1, Malloy 0, Jones 0, DeMoss 0, Taylor 0, Dilley 0.
EARLHAM (3-18, 2-12 HCAC) - (f)Spay 18, (g)Sells 8, (f)Long 6, Scott 6, (g)Watt 4, Hayden 4, Bryant-Williams 3, Cunningham 1, Brown 0, Altman 0, Cox 0.
Halftime - Hanover-40-24. 3-Point Goals - Hanover 8 (Hopkins 3, Brewer 2, Morse 1, Tubb 1, Bischoff 1), Earlham 1 (Spay 1). Rebounds - Hanover 38 (Pahren 7), Earlham 43 (Bryant-Williams 10). Assists - Hanover 22 (Morse 6), Earlham 11 (Sells 5). Turnovers - Hanover 23, Earlham 33. Total Fouls - Hanover 21, Earlham 17. Free Throws - Hanover 7-13, Earlham 15-27. Fouled Out - None. Next Game - Hanover visits Anderson Wednesday.
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