Kelsey Ploof’s 16 point performance carried the Rose Hulman Women to not only a regular season ending victory over Mount St. Joseph, The Engineers captured the final spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Freshmen Abbie Marshall added 11 points in the victory as the Engineers outscored the Lions 36-28 in the second half. Rose Hulman will now play Franklin in the quarterfinals at Transylvania on Friday. The Engineers defeats the Grizzlies last Wednesday 65-61.
The Rose Hulman Men saw their eight game winning streak come to an end on Saturday falling at Mount St. Joseph 69-57. Despite the loss, the Engineers did claim a share of the conference title with Defiance and will host the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Senior Julian Strickland led Rose with 23 points, Alec Houpt added 18, Tyler Duffy scored 11 and sophomore Jimmy Miller pulled down a career high 10 rebounds. The Engineers will now face the winner of Mount St. Joseph/Transylvania this Friday in the semi-final round of the conference tournament.