Stalling nets 20 points as men's hoops falls to Rose-Hulman

Kenneth Stalling Jr.

Score: 74-64
Location: Richmond, Indiana (Druley Performance Gym)
Records: Earlham 6-17, 5-11 HCAC / Rose-Hulman 16-7, 12-4 HCAC

The Short Story: Rose-Hulman's success at the free-throw line and from beyond the three-point arc gave it the edge it needed overcome to Earlham men's basketball in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash.                             

OPENING TIP

  • After trailing by 11 points, 24-13, at the 8:27 mark of the first half, Liam Wilkerson's three-point shot kicked off an eight-point run that tied the game at 24-24, with 5:13 to play in the frame. The Quakers' Blake Bonin accounted for four points in the run, all on foul shots.
  • Rose-Hulman squeezed out a two-possession lead late in the half, and a late three-pointer by John Czarnecki gave the Engineers a 37-30 lead at the half.
  • Earlham briefly cut the margin to single digits on a handful of occasions in the second half. The closest the Quaker came to overtaking the Fightin' Engineers was on a Hutchison jumper with 6:17 remaining in the game, cutting the margin to six points, 60-54, in Rose-Hulman's favor. The Engineers answered with the next five points to end the rally.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Kenneth Stalling Jr. had a season-best performance scoring 20 points. He was 9-of-11 from the field with two three-pointers.
  • Rose-Hulman's success from the three-point distance is what allowed them to come out on top in this matchup; the Engineers were 7-16 (43 percent) from beyond the arc. Rose-Hulman was also 15-of-21 from the free-throw line on 19 Earlham fouls.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Rose-Hulman scored 24 points in the paint to Earlham's 14.
  • The Earlham bench charted 22 points to Rose-Hulman's nine.

NEXT UP
Men's basketball's next game will be Senior Day for Earlham men's basketball on Wednesday, Feb. 13, against Defiance College. Tipoff will be at 7:30 p.m. 

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