TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Manchester College
withstood a second half rally to top Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology 59-51 in women's basketball action on Wednesday
Senior Donna Marsh (Mobile, Ala./Baker)
(pictured) recorded a double-double with 18 points
and 14 rebounds to pace the Fightin' Engineers. Junior
Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/ Brebeuf) also
reached double figures with 14 points.
Freshman Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville)
contributed nine points and 10 rebounds, while junior Alisa
Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) added six points, five
rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
Alexandra Starkey led the Manchester offense with 17
points. Melissa Eltzroth also reached double figures with 14
points for the Spartans.
Manchester jumped out to a 31-19 halftime lead and held
its 12-point advantage for four minutes in the second half at
40-28. The Engineers rattled off a 10-2 run to close with
42-38 at the 10:26 mark on a score by Marsh.
The Engineers trimmed the margin to four points on three
occasions, but a 6-0 run over three minutes put Manchester ahead
56-46 and secured the Spartan victory.
Rose-Hulman stands 4-8 on the season and 2-3 in HCAC play,
while Manchester improved to 6-6 overall and 4-1 in conference
games. The Fightin' Engineers travel to Bluffton University
on Saturday afternoon.