IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology placed four players in double figures to top Bluffton
University 66-44 in women's basketball action on
Sophomore Lauren Meadows
(Indianapolis/Brebeuf) led the Engineers with 18
points. Junior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown,
Ky.) added her 17th career double-double with 15 points
and 14 rebounds.
Senior Donna Marsh (Mobile, Ala./Baker)
added 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Freshman
Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) pitched
in with 10 points and a career-high eight assists.
Brittany Stegmaier led the Bluffton offense with 20
points, and Lauren Hutton reached double figures with
With the victory, Rose-Hulman moved into sixth place in
the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings, one game
ahead of Bluffton with two regular season games left. The top
six finishing teams will qualify for the HCAC
Rose-Hulman shot 62% from the field in the first half to
build a 35-19 advantage at the break. The Engineers jumped
out to a 15-2 lead at the 11:05 mark, capped by two free throws and
a three-pointer by Meadows. Bluffton trimmed the margin to
seven points at 17-10, but scores from freshman Kelsey
Ploof (Noblesville) and Marsh put Rose-Hulman ahead
In the second half, Bluffton cut the lead to 36-27 on
back-to-back three-pointers by Stegmaier. Rose-Hulman
answered with a 13-2 run to capture a 20-point lead at 49-29 and
secure the victory.
Rose-Hulman improved to 9-14 overall and 7-9 in league
play, while Bluffton dropped to 9-14 and 6-10. The Engineers
host HCAC leader Hanover College on Wednesday at 7:30.
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