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Balanced Scoring Leads Transylvania Past RHIT Men's Basketball

Balanced Scoring Leads Transylvania Past RHIT Men's Basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Transylvania University placed four players in double figures and shot 55% from the field to earn an 88-67 men's basketball victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.

Brandon Cromwell led the Transylvania offense with 18 points.  Spencer McKinney added 17 points, Gavin Root scored 12, and Zach Larimore had 10 points for the host Pioneers.

Craig McGee paced the Rose-Hulman offense with 11 points and five rebounds.  Taylor Heil contributed a career-high nine points on 4-4 from the field, Max Chaplin added eight points, and the duo of Eli Combs and John Czarnecki scored six points each for the Fightin' Engineers.

Transylvania shot 55% from the field and hit seven three-pointers to jump out to a 44-29 lead at the half.  The hot shooting continuted for Transylvania with 14 points in the first 3:30 of the second half, as the Pioneers pulled away for their seventh straight victory.

Rose-Hulman had a four-game winning streak snapped with Saturday's loss.  The Fightin' Engineers stand 11-10 on the season and 8-6 in HCAC play, and host conference co-leader Franklin College (14-7, 10-4 HCAC) on Wednesday at 7:30 pm.