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Last-second layup lifts Quakers past Grizzlies

Earlham College’s Chris Holmes made a layup just before the final buzzer to defeat the visiting Franklin College men’s basketball team 61-59 on Saturday in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Franklin (10-13, 7-9 HCAC) used an 11-0 run to take a 55-51 lead with 2:53 remaining. The Grizzlies trailed 51-44 after a pair of free throws by Phillip Boone at the 5:44 mark.

Earlham (5-18, 4-12 HCAC) regained the lead 57-55 behind two free throws from Jack O’Flaherty with 1:29 left. Franklin sophomore Trae Washington answered with two free throws on the next possession to tie the game.

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