OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
improved to 4-4 on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
women's basketball season with a 66-52 victory over Mount St.
Joseph on Saturday.
Sophomore Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/Brebeuf)
(pictured) paced four Engineers in double figures
with a career-high 23 points.
Junior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown,
Ky.) added a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds
on 10-12 from the free throw line.
Freshman Heather Finnell (Decatur,
Tenn./Cleveland) also reached double figures with 14
points and a team-high four assists.
Senior Donna Marsh (Mobile, Ala./Baker)
pitched in with a double-double featuring 10 points and 10
Rose-Hulman shot 44% from the field and pulled away in the
second half with strong free throw shooting to earn its second
consecutive conference victory. The Fightin' Engineers
finished 20-24 from the free throw line and have hit 49 of their
last 53 free throws over two games.
The Engineers held a 27-24 advantage, before Mount St.
Joseph responded to gain a 32-28 lead at the 17:35 mark.
Rose-Hulman answered with a 14-2 run to earn a 42-34 lead on two
straight layups by Marsh at the 12:11 mark.
Freshman Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville)
helped Rose-Hulman's lead reach double figures at 50-40 on a layup
with 6:42 left. Mount St. Joseph closed within six points
twice down the stretch but solid free throw shooting by the
Engineers proved the difference down the stretch, as Rose-Hulman
hit nine of 10 free throws in the final minute.
Rose-Hulman improved to 6-9 overall and 4-4 in league play
with the victory, while Mount St. Joseph dropped to 3-11 and 3-5 in
HCAC play. The Engineers return to action on Wednesday at
conference leader Hanover College.