Second Half Spurt Leads Wabash Past RHIT

Second Half Spurt Leads Wabash Past RHIT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- Wabash College relied on a 42-point second half to pull away from a tightly contested matchup and top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 69-53 in men's college basketball action on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore Charlie Aimone led the Rose-Hulman offense with 24 points.  Aimone finished 8-12 from the field, 5-7 from three-point range and 3-4 on the free throw line to lead the team shooting performance.

John Czarnecki added seven points and six rebounds for the Fightin' Engineers.  JT Whitaker scored six points, and Stephen Schueth had five points to provide Rose-Hulman offensive support.

Evan Frank led four Wabash players in double figures with 18 points as the Little Giants picked up their second win of the season.  Three players added 10 points each for the balanced Wabash attack that shot 43% from the field in the victory.

Wabash jumped out to an early lead, before Rose-Hulman relied on a 10-2 run to close within 27-26 at the half.  Ryuji Aoki buried a three-pointer early in the second half to trim Wabash's lead to 36-31, but the Little Giants responded with a 19-4 run to secure the victory.

Wabash improved to 2-2, while Rose-Hulman stands 1-2 on the season.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener at Mount St. Joseph University on Saturday Dec. 4.