FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology shot 50% from the field and relied on a strong defensive effort to defeat Franklin College 74-41 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday night.
Rose-Hulman won its ninth straight game overall and improved to 11-3 on the season with the victory. The Fightin' Engineers stand a perfect 7-0 in the HCAC this season, one game ahead of Bluffton.
Chiarra Franklin and Lindsey Fagerberg also reached double figures with 12 points and 10 points, respectively. Franklin had seven rebounds and shot 5-8 with three assists and three steals, and Fagerberg was 5-9 from the field with three rebounds.
Rose-Hulman scored 23 points in the first quarter and 15 in the second to jump out to a 35-19 lead at the break. The edge reached 26 points at the end of the third quarter, and Rose-Hulman relied on its bench to have nine total players combine to score.
Bayleigh Walker led Franklin with 14 points, as the Fightin' Engineer defense held Franklin to just 28% from the field.
Rose-Hulman stands 11-3 and 7-0 in HCAC play, while Franklin dropped to 3-10 and 2-5 in league games. The Fightin' Engineers return home for the Breast Cancer Awareness Day game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a showdown against Bluffton. Over 40 local cancer survivors will be honored in a pregame program approximately 2:45 as part of the men's and women's doubleheader on Saturday.