CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology defended a potential game winning three-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Mount St. Joseph 52-50 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday night.
Mount St. Joseph had two chances to tie in the waning seconds. Aliyah Huff missed a shot in the final seconds that was knocked out of bounds to Mount St. Joseph. Maddie Haberthy attempted a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer off the inbounds pass that missed as Rose-Hulman picked up the victory.
Rose-Hulman shot just 40% for the game, but held Mount St. Joseph to 34% and outrebounded the Lions 40-31 to pick up the tightly contested victory. The Engineers led 31-26 at the half, before a strong third quarter put Mount St. Joseph ahead 44-38 after three quarters.
Rose-Hulman relied on its defense and timely scoring to rally and pick up the victory. The Fightin' Engineers held Mount St. Joseph to just 3-15 from the field in the fourth quarter and shot 54% from the field in the final 10 minutes.
Rose-Hulman improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in HCAC play, while Mount St. Joseph dropped to 4-3 and 1-1 in league games. The Fightin' Engineers travel to Transylvania University for a matchup of teams picked one-two in the HCAC this preseason on Saturday afternoon.