The Franklin College women’s basketball team sits in third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with an 11-5 record in league play. The team will finish out the remainder of the season on the road. Wednesday night the team travels to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
The team is coming off of a stellar performance over Earlham College in which they scored a season-high 98 points. The Grizzlies also set a single-game shooting accuracy conference record with a 70.2 field goal percentage.
Rose-Hulman is 8-15 on the season and 6-10 in conference play. The Fightin’ Engineers are only one game behind Earlham for the final conference tournament spot. The team has been on a slide losing five of its last six games.
As the Grizzlies race for second-place in the HCAC and a first-round bye in the tournament, sophomore Katie Brewer and freshman Lauren Desutter look to continue leading them.
Brewer was just named HCAC player of the week. She is averaging 11.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game so far this season. She also adds three blocks per game, which is ranked 14th in the nation. In last week’s two games she bumped up her averages to 11.5 points per game and 14.5 rebounds.
Desutter ranks second in scoring for the Grizzlies with 10.8 points per game. She is also shooting 43 percent from the three point line this season, which is the third highest in the HCAC.
The team concludes their season against Defiance College on Saturday at 2 p.m. Defiance is tied with Rose-Hulman in seventh place in the HCAC with a 6-10 record in conference play.