HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on a
balanced scoring attack and improved to 4-1 on the season with a
72-54 win over Fontbonne University on Wednesday night at Hulbert
Senior Nate Gissentanner (Conyers, Ga./Rockdale
County) led the Engineers with 14 points on 6-7 from the
field. Junior Jake Dodd (St. Peters, Mo./Missouri-St.
Louis) added nine points on 4-6 from the field.
Junior Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike)
and freshman Jimmy Miller (Indianapolis/North
Central) (pictured) scored eight points each. Miller
also added a team-high five rebounds. Senior Jon
Gerken (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) also contributed seven
A total of 15 players apeared for the Fightin' Engineers, with
everyone playing between six and 20 minutes. Twelve players
dented the scoring column in the victory.
Rose-Hulman shot 45% from the field in the contest and also
buried eight three-pointers. The Fightin' Engineers held
Fontbonne to just 31% for the game and 23% in the opening 20
The two teams battled back and forth early, with Rose-Hulman
gaining a 13-12 lead on a Strickland three-pointer at the 10:54
mark of the first half.
Rose-Hulman closed the first half with a 21-4 run and held the
Griffins to just one point in the last 7:50 of the opening 20
minutes to take control of the contest. Three pointers by
Dodd and Gissentanner helped spark the spurt.
Rose-Hulman returns to action with its Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference home opener against Defiance College on
Saturday at 3 p.m.