TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Franklin College relied on a
strong defensive effort to defeat Rose-Hulman 60-47 in Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball action.
Senior Donna Marsh (Mobile, Ala./Baker)
led the Rose-Hulman offense with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Junior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.)
(pictured) added a double-double with 15 points and
11 rebounds for the Engineers.
Freshman Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville)
grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to provide depth. Freshman
Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) and
sophomore Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/Brebeuf)
had six points and six rebounds each.
Sarah Condra scored 21 points to pace the Franklin
offensive effort. Traci Lippold added 15 points for the
Franklin shot 39% from the field, and Rose-Hulman recorded
a 45-27 rebounding advantage to highlight its effort. The
Grizzlies committed just six turnovers as a key to the
Six straight points from Marsh helped keep Rose-Hulman
within 19-16 at the 7:34 mark of the first half. Franklin
answered with a 15-3 spurt to close out the half and gain a 34-19
In the second half, Rose-Hulman trimmed the deficit to
within 13 points on four occasions, but could not overcome a
consistent Franklin scoring attack.
Franklin improved to 14-4 overall and 8-3 in league play,
while Rose-Hulman dropped to 6-12 and 4-7 in conference
games. The Engineers return to action on Saturday with a 1
p.m. home matchup with Transylvania University.