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ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman men win at Earlham, secure spot in HCAC postseason tourney

Feb. 13—Rose-Hulman knocked off host Earlham 81-62 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball Tuesday night.

Cole Pride was the Engineers' standout with 19 points. Miles McGowen added 17 points and eight rebounds. Other double-figure scorers for Rose were Jack Jenniges with 12 points and Bradley Harden with 11.

After being down by one point with 4:48 remaining in the first half, the Engineers put together a 15-3 run to establish a commanding lead heading into the halftime break with the score at 45-34. Rose continued to have success in the second half not giving up the lead for the remainder of the game.

A layup by Harden with 4:11 remaining gave the Engineers their largest lead of the game at 78-56. Rose-Hulman's win secured its spot in the HCAC postseason tournament.

Rose (11-13 overall, 9-8 HCAC) will return home to wrap up its regular season against Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hulbert Arena.

Women's basketball

—Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 80, Indiana Southeast 66 — At New Albany, Destiny Thomas poured in 20 points to lead SMWC to victory at IU Southeast on Tuesday.

The Pomeroys won their third straight game, improving to 16-9 overall and 11-4 in River States Conference play with now three games remaining in the regular-season.

Senior Allyson Hardiek, who surpassed 500 career points on Tuesday, had six points as the Pomeroys jumped out to a 17-9 lead in the first quarter.

Hardiek helped her team shoot 8 of 14 in the opening quarter. IU Southeast bounced back with a solid second quarter and the Pomeroys needed a strong push to take a 34-31 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Thomas began to heat up, collecting eight points on 4 of 6 shooting. Irye Gomez chipped in seven in the period. Thomas added eight more in the fourth quarter to help close out the victory, hitting 6 of 6 at the free-throw line.

Madison Fueger added 12 points and eight rebounds for SMWC. Gomez finished with 16 points and six rebounds.

Abbi Parker led the Pomeroys with two steals.

SMWC plays host to Midway on Saturday at 1 p.m.

College volleyball

—Woods men win — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods men's volleyball improved to 5-1 on Tuesday at Rockford University, winning 25-10, 25-22, 25-22.

The first set set the tone for the match, with the Woods taking a commanding lead of 25-10. Despite a more competitive effort from Rockford in the following sets, the Woods won the second and third sets by identical scores.

Boys basketball

—Robinson 72, Marshall 46 — At Robinson, Ill., the host Maroons won a Little Illini Conference game as both teams completed their regular-season schedules.

Owen Schmidt had a career-high 28 points for Robinson, while Cole Weber had 17 points and nine rebounds; Judson Pinkston 11 points and four assists; Noah Gilmore nine points, seven rebounds and four assists; and Duke Thompson seven points and six assists.

Payton McGuire scored 20 points and Avery Sheets added 10 for Marshall.

Both teams host postseason games on Monday, 13-15 Marshall against Paris and 9-19 Robinson against Vandalia.