RHIT Women Earn 20th Win of the Season

RHIT Women Earn 20th Win of the Season


NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology extended its school record winning streak to 15 games and remained in a first place tie in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball standings at 14-2 in league play with a 55-50 win at Manchester University on Saturday afternoon.

Rose-Hulman earned its 20th win on the season and improved to 20-3 with the win. Earlier this week the Fightin' Engineers were ranked No. 6 in the NCAA DIII regional rankings, two spots ahead of conference foe Bluffton.

The 20th win also marks just the second time in Rose-Hulman history that a women's basketball team has reached the plateau.  The 2006-07 team finished the season 21-5 for a single-season school record for victories.

Junior Josie Schmidt led a balanced Rose-Hulman scoring attack with 10 points and three blocks in the win.  Junior Jamie Loving scored eight points, and freshman Brianna Gliesmann and sophomore Alyzia Dilworth each added six.

Other key contributors to the balanced attack included freshmen Ally Bromenschenkel with four points and seven rebounds and Abby Bromenschenkel with five points. 

Defensively, Rose-Hulman held Manchester to just 12 points in the first half and 35% from the field.  The Engineers also outrebounded the Spartans 33-30 in the win.

Rose-Hulman also won its 15th consecutive game and its 13th straight conference contest.  The Fightin' Engineers shot 42% from the field in the victory.

The Fightin' Engineers return home for their final two games of the regular season against Anderson and Defiance on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20.