RICHMOND, Indiana – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology shot 68.1 percent from the field in a 93-62 win over the Earlham College men's basketball team in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Wednesday.
Junior Elijah Wilson-Thomas scored the first eight points for the Quakers, and his three-pointer at the 14:20 mark got the Quakers within five points (13-8).
Rose-Hulman continued its torrid shooting pace, outscoring Earlham 20-4 over the next eight minutes to gain a 20-point advantage. The Quakers got within 15 points (43-28) at halftime on a three-pointer from sophomore Alex Topalovic.
The Engineers opened the second half on a 14-4 run to take a 57-31 advantage. The Quakers would not get closer than 20 points the rest of the contest.
Sophomore Darrell Hutchison led the Quakers in scoring with 11 points on 5-11 shooting. Wilson-Thomas finished with 10 points and three assists while senior Lajay Kelly tallied eight points in 15 minutes off of the bench.
Collin Wojcik led Rose-Hulman with 17 points in 18 minutes. Charlie Aimone and Stephen Schueth also finished in double figures in scoring.
Earlham converted 24-52 field goal attempts for a 46.2 shooting percentage compared to 32-47 for Rose-Hulman. The Engineers also drilled 12-20 three-point attempts while the Quakers hit 4-15.
The Quakers continue conference play at Hanover College on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.