TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed five players in double
figures and relied on a strong defensive effort to top Mount St.
Joseph 71-40 in women's basketball action on Saturday
Senior Alisa Dickerson
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) led the Engineers with 21 points,
eight assists and six rebounds. Sophomore Kelsey
Ploof (Noblesville) recorded her third straight
double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton,
S.C.) added 13 points and three assists. Freshman
Grace Gibbs (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) contributed
career-highs of 10 points and 15 rebounds, and sophomore
Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) pitched
in with 10 points.
Courtney Cole led the Mount St. Joseph
offense with 11 points, and Laiken Gambill pitched in with eight
Rose-Hulman shot 62% from the field in the
first half to build a 40-9 lead at the half. The Engineers
led 13-6 at the 9:47 mark, before a 22-1 run put Rose-Hulman ahead
35-7 with 2:44 left in the first half. Finnell buried a
three-pointer and Ploof scored six points to cap the
Rose-Hulman improved to 5-8 overall and 3-3
in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with its third
straight victory. Mount St. Joseph dropped to 2-11 overall
and 2-4 in league games. Rose-Hulman returns to action with a
home game against Anderson on Wednesday.