Women's Basketball Downs Anderson 66-32

Women's Basketball Downs Anderson 66-32

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's basketball team got back into the win column on Wednesday night, defeating the Anderson University Ravens 66-32 in Hulbert Arena.

Play in the first quarter was tight and Rose-Hulman fell behind in the opening minutes of the contest as Anderson hit several layups and took an 8-4 lead three minutes into the game.  Rose shot just 26.3% (5-19) in the opening quarter and the Fightin' Engineers trailed 14-12 after the first period of play.

In the second quarter Rose-Hulman clamped down defensively and limited the visiting Ravens to just four points. Anderson was just 1-11 (9.1%) from the field in the second stanza.  The Rose-Hulman offense improved as RHIT shot 7-18 (38.9%) from the floor and 2-5 from beyond the three-point arc.  Rose-Hulman led at halftime 29-18, outscoring the Ravens 17-4 in the frame.

After halftime the Fightin' Engineers used another impressive defensive effort in the third quarter to increase their lead.  RHIT outscored Anderson 18-4 and led 47-22 heading into the final period of play.  Anderson shot 1-12 (8.3%) from the floor in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter a balanced Rose-Hulman attack put 19 more points on the board and RHIT outscored Anderson for the third straight quarter, 19-10.  

Ally Bromenschenkel led a balanced Rose-Hulman attack with 15 points, five rebounds, and three blocks.  Taylor Graham also finished in double figures with 12 points on the strength of 5-10 shooting from the floor.  Nine of the 12 Engineers that saw action in the contest scored.  Rose won the rebounding battle, outrebounding the Ravens 51-37.  RHIT also finished with nine blocks. Rose-Hulman assisted on 21 of their 27 field goals in the game.

With the win the women improved to 11-3 on the season and 6-1 in HCAC action.  Anderson fell to 5-9, 2-5 HCAC.  Rose will return to the hardwood on Saturday January 14 at home against Defiance.  Tipoff will be at 1 pm.