Late drought seals loss at Rose-Hulman

Hanover College’s men’s basketball team lost to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 61-50, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt in Terre Haute, Ind.

Junior guard Kyle James (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 17 points and junior center Desmond Marks (Bloomington, Ind.) added 12 for Hanover, which slipped to 14-8 overall and 10-5 in the league.

Julian Strickland netted 26 points and Jimmy Miller chipped in 10 to lead Rose-Hulman. With the victory, the Engineers improve to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in the HCAC.

Rose-Hulman led 30-23 at the intermission and increased the margin to 13 points (46-33) midway through the second period.

The Engineers held a 49-37 lead with 8:23 left before James scored six points to spark an 8-2 run to trim the deficit to 51-45 with 6:13 on the clock.

Hanover trailed 55-45 with five minutes to play, but the squads followed with more than three minutes without a point.

Rose-Hulman eventually eased ahead 59-46 with 59 seconds left.
James connected from behind the arc to pull the Panthers within 59-49 with 48 ticks on the clock, but that was as close as the squad would come down the stretch.

Hanover shot 47.4 percent from the field (18-of-38 ), but converted only 10-of-19 free throws (52.6%), committed 12 turnovers and were outrebounded by a 34-19 margin.

Marks, who was 5-for-5 from the floor, grabbed five rebounds to lead the Panthers on the glass.

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