Visiting Rose-Hulman rallied from an 18-point deficit to get within five points in the final minute, but host Millikin held on for a 60-54 win in men’s college basketball Sunday.

Mark Patrick had a game-high 18 points that included a key basket in the final minute to lead Millikin. Robert Rexroade added 11 and Robert Burton 10 for the winners.

Ross Uthoff led Rose-Hulman with 13 points, one off his career high, and freshman Daniel Lowers added 12 plus five rebounds.

Also contributing for the Engineers were Jared Moore with seven points and seven assists, Michael Kelly with seven points and Phil Sundling with six points and six rebounds.

Millikin had an 18-3 spurt late in the first half to take a 32-19 lead, after Rose-Hulman had taken several early leads.

The score was 42-24 with 16:10 left in the game, but then the Engineers got a 10-2 run of their own as Uthoff and Kelly scored five points each.

It was still 56-45 in favor of the Big Blue with 7:38 left. Rose scored the next six points, but Patrick’s basket with 38 seconds left helped thwart the rally.

Millikin retained the double figure lead at 56-45 with 7:38 left on a basket by Devin Demby.

Rose-Hulman scored six straight points to move within 56-51 in the final minute, but a key basket by Patrick with 38 seconds left helped thwart the rally.



ROSE-HULMAN (54) — Uthoff 4-12 3-4 13, Lowers 5-9 0-2 12, Moore 3-6 1-1 7, Kelly 3-5 0-0 7, Sundling 2-5 0-0 6, George 2-5 0-2 5, Rice 1-12 0-2 2, Crane 0-0 2-2 2, McCartney 0-1 0-0 0, Simon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 FG, 6-13 FG, 54 TP.

MILLIKIN (60) — Patrick 7-10 3-3 18, Rexroade 3-7 4-4 11, Burton 2-5 6-6 10, Ogunleye 2-6 2-4 7, Harmsen 2-8 2-2 7, Harrington 1-5 0-0 3, Warren 1-1 0-0 2, Demby 1-4 0-0 2, Ott 0-3 0-0 0, Givens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-49 FG, 17-19 FT, 60 TP.

Halftime score — Millikin 36, RH 24. Total fouls — RH 15, Millikin 17. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — RH 29 (Sundling 6), Millikin 43 (Harrington 8, Rexroade 8). Assists — RH 16 (Moore 7), Millikin 12 (Patrick 5). A — 225.

Next game — Rose-Hulman (1-3) plays Wednesday at Wabash. Millikin is 2-0.

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In other basketball:

• Tigers win own tournament — At Greencastle, DePauw defeated the University of Chicago 81-67 Sunday to win the championship game of the Mike Rokicki Community Versus Cancer Challenge.

MIke Moore had 19 points, earning tournament MVP honors, and Steve Schott had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

In the consolation game, Transylvania nipped Marian 89-81 in overtime. Heath Chamberlain of Marian, a Northview graduate, had 13 points and eight rebounds in a losing cause.

• College updates — Former Wabash Valley high school players were in action Saturday.

Former White River Valley standout A.J. Graves hit 6 of 8 3-pointers and scored 18 points in undefeated Butler's 81-71 victory over Texas Tech for the championship of the Great Alaska Shootout. Butler hit 16 3-pointers.

Former Marshall, Ill., player Jake Kelly had eight points for Iowa in its 75-62 loss to Utah State.

• University 74, Martinsville 43 — At Urbana, Ill., Martinsville lost 74-43 to host University in a boys high school game Saturday night.

Chase Lee scored 18 and Jared HIgginbotham had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Bluestreaks, who suffered their first loss of the season.



MARTINSVILLE (43) — Lee 4 6-9 16, Nash 1 1-3 4, Finney 3 0-0 6, HIgginbotham 3 5-7 12, Slater 0 0-0 0, Cribelar 0 0-0 0, Perisho 2 0-0 5, Davidson 0 0-0 0, Washburn 0 0-0 0, Riggs 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 FG, 12-19 FT, 43 TP.

UNIVERSITY (74) — Williams 8 0-0 16, Lilly 1 3-3 6, Pearson 0 0-0 0, Radnitzer 3 2-4 8, Rundus 3 0-0 7, Renner 9 1-3 23, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Kessler 3 0-0 6, Rizwan 0 0-0 0, McFarland 4 0-0 8, Hamer 0 0-0 0. Totals 31 FG, 6-10 FT, 74 TP.

Martinsville 9 10 15 9 — 43

University 19 23 15 17 — 74

3-point goals — Lee 2, Nash, Higginbotham, Perisho, Renner 4, Lilly, Rundus. Total fouls — Martinsville 12, University 17. Fouled out — none.

Next game — Martinsville (3-1) has a Little Illini Conference home game Friday against Oblong.



• Charleston 45, Marshall 28 — At Robinson, Ill., Charleston’s Caryn Asbell had 11 points in the third quarter Saturday, during which her team outscored the Lions 26-7 in their final game of the Robinson Tournament for girls high school teams.

Robyn Oakley had 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks for Marshall, which finished fourth; Brianna Hollenbeck added six points and six rebounds. Megan Corrie had 12 for the second-place Trojans.



CHARLESTON (45) — Rose 0 1-2 1, Rice 0 0-0 0, Dau 1 1-2 3, Blagg 1 0-1 2, Sparks 1 1-3 3, Wohltman 3 0-1 7, Corrie 4 4-6 12, O’Dell 0 1-4 1, Dowling 0 0-0 0, Harper 2 1-2 5, Asbell 5 1-1 11. Totals 17 FG, 10-22 FT, 45 TP.

MARSHALL (28) — Brown 1 0-0 2, Lewis 1 1-3 3, English 0 1-2 1, Hollenbeck 2 2-5 6, Sweitzer 2 0-0 4, Strohm 0 2-6 2, Pepper 0 0-0 0, Oakley 5 0-2 10. Totals 11 FG, 6-18 FT, 28 TP.

Charleston 8 4 26 7 — 45

Marshall 9 3 7 9 — 28

3-point goals — Wohltman. Total fouls — Charleston 16, Marshall 15. Fouled out — none.

Next game — Marshall (4-4) plays tonight at Lawrenceville.

Auto racing

• Darland, Coons win — At Irwindale, Calif., Dave Darland and Jerry Coons Jr. both were winners in U.S. Auto Club midget racing Thursday at Irwindale Speedway.

Darland led all but the first two laps to win the 100-lap feature event of the 67th Turkey Night Grand Prix. Kasey Kahne was second and Bobby East third.

Coons placed 21st as he wrapped up his second USAC midget driving title. Darren Hagen placed second in the totals. Kody Swanson was fast qualifier in the 66-car field.



Thursday’s results

Fast qualifier — Kody Swanson.

Qualifying race winners — Ricky Ehrgott, Brad Kuhn.

Feature — Dave Darland, Kasey Kahne, Bobby East, Mike Murgoitio, Garrett Hansen, Bryan Clausen, Jason Leffler, Evan Margeson, Billy Wease, Chase Scott, Paul Zimmerly, Dave Steele, Brad Sweet, Darren Hagen, Chris Windom.

USAC midget totals (final) — Jerry Coons Jr. 1,225, Hagen 1,154, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1,083, Darland 1,056, Kuhn 1,020.

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