ANDERSON, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's basketball team clinched its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outright regular season championship with a 64-48 victory at Anderson University on Wednesday night.
Rose-Hulman improved to 21-3 overall and 16-1 in HCAC play with its 11th straight victory. The Fightin' Engineers placed four players in double figures and will host the conference tournament at Hulbert Arena on Feb. 24-25.
Rose-Hulman held its opponent under 50 points for the seventh consecutive game in the victory. The Fightin' Engineer defense is ranked No. 4 nationally in scoring defense by allowing just 46 points per contest.
Rose-Hulman led 15-13 after one quarter and pushed its lead to 33-27 at the half. The Ravens stayed within striking distance at 46-36 after the third quarter, but Rose-Hulman relied on a 19-point fourth quarter effort to secure the victory.
Rose-Hulman also tied for the second most wins in a season in program history with its 21st victory of the year. The Fightin' Engineers have a chance to complete the first 17-1 league season in program history on Saturday at Defiance College.