Hall's Career-High 26 Leads DePauw to Win over Earlham

Hall's Career-High 26 Leads DePauw to Win over Earlham

Greencastle, Ind. - Josh Hall poured in a career-high 26 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds in leading DePauw to an 85-80 win over Earlham. The Tigers moved to 6-2, while the Quakers dropped to 3-7.

The Tigers led by as many as 11 in the opening half before the Quakers knotted the contest at 29-29. DePauw took a 41-37 lead into the intermission and never trailed the rest of the way.

The hosts extended the lead to 10 at 58-48, but Earlham put together an 8-0 run to close to 58-56 with just under 10 minutes left. The margin stayed in single digits until Hall's 3-pointer with 47 seconds left made it 81-70.

Hall hit 7 of 14 form the field and 10 of 14 from the free throw line to lead all scorers. Ken Decker added 14 followed by Nick Felke with 13 and Aaron Shank with a career-high matching 12.

Jamel Barnes paced four Earlham double-figure scorers with 16 points, while Qawi Rucker added 14 followed by Kenneth Stallings Jr. with 12 and Isaiah Waire with 11. Barnes and Tarig Eldosougi each grabbed seven rebounds.

DePauw shot 49 percent for the game including 53.6 percent in the first half, while Earlham connected on 45.5 percent from the floor. The Tigers knocked in 13 3-pointers to Earlham's five and hit 20 of 26 from the free throw line. DePauw also held a 36-32 edge on the boards and committed 19 turnovers to the Quakers' 10.

DePauw returns to North Coast Athletic Conference play on Thursday, December 20, when it hosts Hiram at 6 p.m.