ROUNDUP: Engineer women win seventh straight on road

Jan. 24—Rose-Hulman's women's basketball team pulled one out late at Manchester on Wednesday night to pick up its seventh consecutive road win this season, a 60-55 decision over Manchester.

The Engineers trailed 55-53 after a Manchester 3-pointer, but they scored the final seven points of the game to pull out the victory. Jamie Baum, Mira Randolph and Grace Roland went to the line and knocked down seven of eight free throws.

It was a back-and-forth game all the way in North Manchester with 12 lead changes and eight ties throughout the game. The Engineers took their biggest lead early at 11-4, but after Manchester cut it to 11-7, the margin would only get bigger than four one more time.

Manchester took a one-point lead into the final quarter of action at 45-44, and their 3-pointer in the opening possession gave the Spartans their largest lead at 48-44.

Manuella Shomba led the Engineers with 15 points. Baum added 11 points and led the team with six rebounds.

Rose-Hulman returns to the road on Saturday as they travel to Lexington to take on the defending national champions, second-ranked Transylvania.

Boys basketball

—Robinson 54, Marshall 42 — At Newton, Ill., a team-high 18 points from Marshall's Payton McGuire wasn't enough as Robinson picked up the victory in the Little Illini Conference Tournament's consolation bracket Wednesday.

Also for Marshall, Avery Sheets added seven points. The Lions' record dipped to 8-13 going into Thursday's LIC Tournament consolation finale against Paris at Newton.

Girls basketball

—West Vigo 47, Riverton Parke 24 — At Mecca, the visiting Vikings won a nonconference game Wednesday night.

Both teams played again Thursday, the 4-18 Vikings at North Vermillion and the 6-15 Panthers at Fountain Central.

—North Vermillion 50, Crawfordsville 27 — At Crawfordsville, the visiting Falcons had three double-figure scorers in a nonconference win Wednesday.

Kera Dunham had 15 points, Braxtyn Dunham 14 and Lauren Ellis 13 for the winners, now 11-11, who played West Vigo on Thursday.

Crawfordsville, 0-21, finishes its regular season at home against Frankfort on Friday.