TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Rose Hulman pulls ahead in the second quarter to defeat Earlham 79-68
Throughout the first half the Engineers and Quakers traded the lead, neither team pulling ahead definitively. Going into the half, Rose-Hulman and Earlham were neck-in-neck, 33-31 in favor of Rose-Hulman.
Both teams struggled offensively as it was not uncommon for both teams to go scoreless for minutes on end.
The Engineers secured their lead in the middle of the second half by chipping ahead of Earlham then turning around and locking up on defense to prevent the Quakers from scoring.
Rose-Hulman's shooting percentages went up from 32.5 percent in the first half to 42.5 percent in from field-goal range. At the same time, Earlham digressed from 45.2 percent to 44.1 percent from the same distance.
Earlham managed to keep possession of the ball well, only turning it over seven times during the whole matchup. Rose-Hulman outgained Earlham in rebounds, bench points, points off turnovers and second chance points,
Men's basketball's next two matchups will be at home beginning with Hanover on January 9 at 7:30 pm.