TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers women's basketball team came away with a home win over the Hanover College Panthers on Wednesday night with a final score of 65-49 on Milwaukee Tool Night. This win improves the Engineers to 14-6 overall and 11-2 in the HCAC.
Ally Bromenschenkel was the team's leading scorer with 18 points and tied her career high with 18 rebounds. Taylor Graham had a breakout performance with 13 points going 3-6 from three point range coming off the bench. Abby Bromenschenkel was able to end the night with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Hannah Woody was also able to reach double-digits with 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
The game started as a highly contested contest. The Engineers were able to stand ahead 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. The game remained close in the second quarter as Hanover was able to jump into the lead right before the end of the half.
Hanover would hold the lead 28-26 as the game headed to halftime. Ally Bromenschenkel was able to lead the team in scoring with 10 points and 9 rebounds in the first half.
The Engineers were able to take control of the game in the third quarter. The team outscored the Panthers 18-3 to establish a demanding lead. The Engineers would stand ahead with the score at 44-31 heading into the final quarter of play. Rose-Hulman was able to secure the win in the final quarter to defeat the Panthers with a final score of 65-49.
The team was able to finish the game with a 38-27 rebounding advantage over the Panthers. Defensively they were able to hold Hanover to just 30.6 percent shooting in the game compared to the Engineers 44.1 percent.
The Engineers stand at 14-6 overall and 11-2 in the HCAC. Rose-Hulman will return to action on Saturday, 2/2 as they host Bluffton University at 1:00 PM.