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.
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.
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.