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Engineers Start HCAC Competition With Win Over Defiance

Engineers Start HCAC Competition With Win Over Defiance

DEFIANCE, Ohio-- The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers came away with a win in their first conference matchup of the season against the Defiance College Yellow Jackets with a final score of 61-53.  This gives the Engineers their fourth win of the season and improves the team's overall record to 4-3 and HCAC record to 1-0.

Ally Bromenschenkel was able to record a double-double and lead the team in scoring with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocks.  Kayla Gerken ended the night with a career high in scoring and rebounds with 18 points and 9 rebounds.  The rest of the starters were able to make an impact offensively as well; Abby Bromenschenkel (7), Debie Gedeon (7), Hannah Woody (7).

Rose-Hulman found themselves in a tight contest with the Yellow Jackets.  After multiple lead changes, the Engineers were able to jump ahead 13-9 at the end of the first quarter.  Defiance would continue to play tough and keep the score within reach. 

The Yellow Jackets would get a bucket in the final minute of the second quarter to stand ahead 25-24 as the game headed to halftime.  Ally Bromenschenkel was able to lead the Engineers in scoring in the first half with 8 points.

The game continued to be highly competitive in the second half.  Defiance would hold the lead with a three point cushion at the end of the third quarter 45-42.  Rose-Hulman would take control of the game in the final quarter.  They were able to outscore Defiance 18-9 to secure the win with a final of 61-53.  

The Engineers finished the night shooting 40.0% from the field and 85.0% from the free throw line.

The Engineers stand at 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the HCAC so far this season and will continue conference competition hosting Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday, 12/5 at 7:00 PM.