ALBION, Mich. -- Albion College placed five players in double figures and withstood a late Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rally to pick up a 69-64 men's basketball victory on Sunday afternoon.
Quinton Armstrong led Albion with 18 points. Four Britons scored between 10 and 12 points in a balanced offensive attack.
Max Chaplin and Trey Wurtz paced Rose-Hulman with 12 points each. Chaplin was 3-7 from the field with three rebounds, while Wurtz finished 5-7 shooting. Chaplin reached double figures in scoring for the first time in his rookie season.
Rose-Hulman led 45-42 midway through the second half, before Albion answered with seven straight points. The Britons stretched the lead to eight points at 63-55, but two free throws from Chaplin and a layup by Back brought the Engineers within 63-59 with 41 seconds left.
Albion answered with four straight free throws to improve to 5-1 on the season. Rose-Hulman stands 2-4 and opens the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule at Manchester University on Wednesday.