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Men's Basketball Picks Up Key Road Win at Earlham

Men's Basketball Picks Up Key Road Win at Earlham

RICHMOND, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed four players in double figures and relied on a strong defensive performance to defeat Earlham College 67-48 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night.

Terry Hicks came off the bench to lead four players in double figures with 13 points.  John Czarnecki also came off the bench with 11 points for the Engineers.

Craig McGee recorded a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Zach Callahan rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points on 5-6 from the field.

Rose-Hulman held Earlham to just 37% from the field for the game, while the Fightin' Engineers shot 51%.  Kenneth Stalling Jr. led the Quakers with 12 points.

Rose-Hulman also relied on a 33-23 rebounding edge and seven three-pointers to earn the victory.

Other key contributors for the Engineers included Eli Combs with six points and nine rebounds; Michael Lake with seven points; and Jacob Back with four points.

The Fightin' Engineers pulled out to a 36-22 halftime lead with 55% shooting in the opening 20 minutes.  Rose-Hulman maintained a double-digit lead in the second half to pick up its second straight win.

Rose-Hulman improved to 13-11 and 10-7 in league play.  The Fightin' Engineers open the HCAC Tournament with round one action on Friday Feb. 28 against an opponent to be determined.  Rose-Hulman will need to win games on three consecutive days to bring home the HCAC Tournament title.