TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Rose-Hulman women's basketball team ran their current winning streak to five games Wednesday night, after the Fightin' Engineers routed Hanover College by a final score of 85-40 inside of Hulbert Arena.
Rose-Hulman scored 85 points in the contest, tying a season high. RHIT got off to a hot start in the first half, shooting a sizzling 55.6% (15-27) in the first two quarters. The Fightin' Engineers also shot a high percentage from beyond the three-point line, shooting 54.5% (6-11) in the first 20 minutes of action. At halftime Rose-Hulman led Hanover 40-14.
For the game the Fighitn' Engineers shot 58.8% (30-51) from the field and made a season-high 10 three-pointers in the game. The Fightin' Engineers finished the night 58.8% (10-17) from downtown. RHIT also assisted on 21 of the 30 made field goal attempts. Defensively, RHIT held the visiting Panthers to just 22.6% (12-53) shooting from the floor and forced 20 Panther turnovers. Rose-Hulman outrebounded HC 39-25 and collected 14 steals in the contest.
Five Engineers scored in double figures and 11 different players scored at least one point in the game. Leading the balanced effort for Rose-Hulman was Abby Bromenschenkel with a game-high 14 points. Bromenschenkel made four of five three-point attempts in the game, grabbed five rebounds, assisted on three baskets, and tied a careerhigh with four blocks. Senior Abbie Marshall scored 10 points and handed out eight assists. Sophomore Ally Bromenschenkel scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, and blocked three shots. Taylor Graham scored 13 points in 20 minutes of action off the bench and freshman Hannah Woody scored a career-high 10 points in 12 minutes off the bench.
With the win the women improved to 15-3, 10-1 HCAC in 2016-17. Hanover dropped to 9-9, 7-4 HCAC. The women will hit the road this weekend for a big HCAC clash with Bluffton. Tipoff for Saturday's game at Bluffton will be at 1 p.m.