TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three players in double figures and held Anderson University to just 28% from the field in a 63-35 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball home victory on Wednesday night.
Abby Bromenschenkel led all scorers with 16 points on 8-12 from the field with three steals. Ally Bromenschenkel contributed a double-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Debie Gedeon also reached double figures with 12 points, four assists and three rebounds.
Rose-Hulman's defense was the main story, as the Fightin' Engineers held Anderson to just 28% from the field in the game and one free throw attempt on the night. Lexi Dellinger led Anderson with 10 points.
The Fightin' Engineers also outrebounded Anderson 42-29 and forced 22 turnovers to pick up their fifth straight win.
Rose-Hulman will honor the top senior class in program history during the final home game of their careers this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Manchester. The senior class of both Bromenschenkels, Gedeon, Gerken, Queary and Taylor Graham have combined for an 88-18 record, the first three conference regular season championship in Rose-Hulman women's basketball history, and the first two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in the history of the program.
Rose-Hulman has also secured the No. 2 seed for next week's HCAC Tournament. Transylvania University will host the six-team event, and the Fightin' Engineers will face an opponent to be determined in the semifinal round on Friday Feb. 22.
On Wednesday, the Fightin' Engineers jumped out to leads of 21-9 after one quarter and 41-18 at the half. Abby Bromenschenkel, who had a team-high 14 points in the opening 20 minutes, ended the half with a steal and a layup basket at the buzzer to push the halftime lead to 23 points.
Rose-Hulman again picked up its defense in the second half, holding Anderson to 17 points. The Engineers allowed single-digit points to Anderson in the first (9), second (9) and fourth quarters (5).
The Engineers improved to 18-6 with the victory and 15-2 in HCAC play. The senior class needs to win on Saturday and in the HCAC Semifinal Round to secure its fourth consecutive 20-win season for the first time in a graduating class history at Rose-Hulman.