Rose-Hulman inbounded from underneath its own basket with
10.3 seconds left and three seconds remaining on the shot clock in
a 71-71 game. The entry pass was deflected to freshman
Daniel Lowers (Gosport/ Edgewood), who quickly
launched a shot that was short. Senior Jared Moore
(Indianapolis/Perry Meridian) leaped into the air, snagged
the rebound, and scored on a reverse layup with 6.7 seconds
Hanover had one final shot, with Clint Parker attempting
to score on a three-pointer with time running out. Moore
snatched a steal from Parker, however, to secure the Engineer
"Hanover made all the shots early, and I'm so proud that
we hung in there. We were very poised down the stretch,
defended well and kept them off the boards. The last basket
was an unbelievably great play by Jared. We had a great
overall effort today," said Shaw.
Rose-Hulman shot 67.4% from the field in the game, their
best shooting performance since a 1998 matchup with Hanover
College. Senior Ron George (Louisville,
Ky./Manual) paced the effort with 19 points on a perfect
8-8 from the field.
Other Engineers reaching double figures included freshman
Michael Kelly (Fort Myers, Fla.) with 15 points on
7-9 from the field, and Lowers with 10 points, five rebounds and
Robby Brown led three Hanover players in double figures
with 17 points. Brock Dawson pitched in with 13 points and
Clint Parker scored 11 for the Panthers.
Hanover jumped out to a 14-point first-half lead at 28-14,
before Rose-Hulman charged to within 39-36 at the half.
Three-pointers by sophomore Jeff McCartney (Wooster,
Ohio/Triway) and junior Lorenzo Rice (Grandview,
Mo.) keyed the first-half rally.
In the second half, Hanover again earned a steady lead at
57-49 with 8:25 remaining. Rose-Hulman methodically charged
back to tie the score for the first time at 66-66 on two free
throws by senior Phil Sundling (Huntington/North)
with 3:30 left.
The Engineers gained their first lead of the day at 71-69
on a layup by George with 1:20 left. Two free throws by Brown
knotted the score at 71-71 with 1:06 left and set the stage for the
Shaw stands at 200-153 in his 14th year at Rose-Hulman,
and the Engineers improved to 7-9 on the campaign with the
"This was such a good, big win for us. I think we
needed to make up one or two of our early home losses to make the
conference tournament, and we did that today," said
Rose-Hulman improved to 3-4 in Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference play, while Hanover dropped to 8-8 on the
campaign. The Engineers return to action on Wednesday at
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