News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 13, 2013

Rose-Hulman men lose at Earlham


Special to the Tribune-Star

RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham College upset No. 18-ranked Rose-Hulman 68-66 in the annual John Mutchner Cup men’s basketball matchup Wednesday night.

With the loss, Rose-Hulman dropped to 21-3 overall and 15-2 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The winner of Saturday’s game featuring Rose-Hulman at Hanover will host the HCAC tournament Feb. 22-23.

Austin Weatherford led the Engineers with 21 points.



ROSE-HULMAN (66) — Weatherford 6-13 8-12 21, Gissentanner 6-9 2-3 17, Gerken 5-7 0-0 12, Strickland 2-7 2-2 7, Pillischafske 1-7 0-0 3, Balsbaugh 1-3 1-2 3, Houpt 0-2 2-2 2, Miller 0-1 1-2 1, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Dodd 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 FG, 16-23 FT, 66 TP.

EARLHAM (68) — Rusk 3-9 6-7 14, Lewers 5-11 2-2 14, O’Flaherty 4-11 2-2 13, Welch 4-11 1-2 13, Broderick 4-6 0-0 8, Barden 1-2 1-1 3, Jett 1-1 0-0 3, Adams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 FG, 12-14 FT, 68 TP.

Halftime score — EC 34, RH 32. 3-point shooting — RH 8-22 (Gissentanner 3-5, Gerken 2-3. Weatherford 1-4, Strickland 1-2, Pillischafske 1-6, Martin 0-2), EC 12-26 (Welch 4-7, O’Flaherty 3-9, Lewers 2-3, Rusk 2-6, Jett 1-1). Fouled out — none. Rebounds — RH 36 (Strickland and Gerken 7), EC 32 (Welch 8). Assists — RH 12 (Strickland, Weatherford and Pillischafske 3), EC 12 (Broderick 4). Total fouls — RH 14, EC 16.  Att. — 315.



Women’s basketball

n Rose-Hulman 49, Earlham 43 — At Hulbert Arena, Rose-Hulman earned a key Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory in the race for the final spot in this year’s tournament with a home win Wednesday.

Rose  (12-12 overall, 8-9 HCAC) travels to Hanover on Saturday in the regular-season finale. A win would also bring Rose its fourth .500 or above season in women’s basketball program history.



EARLHAM (43) — Spay 5-12 2-3 12, Sells 4-8 0-0 8, Brown 1-4 3-4 5, Bryant-Williams 2-7 0-0 4, Long 2-4 0-0 4, Watt 1-4 2-2 4, Scott 1-10 0-0 2, Altman 1-1 0-0 2, Cunningham 1-3 0-0 2, Hayden 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-54 FG, 7-9 FT, 43 TP.

ROSE-HULMAN (49) — Gibbs 6-13 0-1 12, Morris 4-5 1-2 11, Ploof 2-3 5-8 9, Williams 3-7 1-2 7, Johnson 1-7 2-3 5, Gilliam 1-2 1-2 3, Cain 0-3 2-4 2, Fuhs 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-43 FG, 12-22 FT, 49 TP.

Halftime score — RH 26, EC 20. 3-point shooting — EC 0-7 (Spay 0-2, Sells 0-3, Scott 0-2), RH 3-9 (Morris 2-2, Johnson 1-2, Williams 0-2, Cain 0-3). Fouled out — Bryant-Williams, Scott. Rebounds — EC 33 (Brown 8), RH 35 (Johnson 10). Assists — EC 5 (Sells 4), RH 11 (Cain 6). Total fouls — EC 22, RH 13.