TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Donna Marsh (Mobile, Ala./Baker) (pictured) recorded her second career triple-double and the Fightin' Engineers finished 19-19 from the free throw line to top Anderson University 61-43 on Wednesday night.
Marsh recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds and tied her own school record with 11 blocked shots to compile the second triple-double of her career and the third in Rose-Hulman women's basketball history.
Junior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) added a perfect 13-13 effort from the free throw line as part of a 25-point, 11-rebound effort. Dickerson was also 6-15 from the field with four assists.
Freshman Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) added 14 points on 6-7 from the field, four assists and four steals. Sophomore Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/Brebeuf) also reached double figures with 10 points.
Amy Wuestefeld paced the Anderson offensive effort with 16 points, and Courtney Prater added nine points for the Ravens.
The margin remained within four points in both directions in the first half, with the two squads tied at 25-25 at the break.
In the second half, the tight matchup continued until a three-pointer by Meadows at the 14:47 mark made the score 37-31 in favor of the Engineers. Rose-Hulman maintained 10 point leads at 41-31 and 43-33.
The Engineers scored nine straight points to push the lead to 54-37 on a layup by Finnell, two free throws by Dickerson, a score from Meadows and a three-pointer by Finnell. The lead remained above 14 points for the rest of the contest.
Rose-Hulman stands 5-9 on the season and 3-4 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, while Anderson dropped to 5-9 and 3-4 in league games. The Engineers travel to Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at 3 p.m.