Balanced Offense Leads Transylvania Over Rose-Hulman


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Transylvania University placed three players in double figures with a balanced scoring attack to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 60-42 in women's basketball action on Saturday.

Nicole Coffman scored a team-high 14 points for Transylvania.  Charli Fant and Kayla Dobson also reached double figures with 12 points and 10 points.

Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) led the Engineer offense with 14 points and five assists.  Sophomore Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) added 12 points.

Other key contributors for Rose-Hulman included sophomore Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) with six points; freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) with six points; and freshman Grace Gibbs (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) with four points and seven rebounds.

Transylvania shot 44% from the field in the first half to build a 33-22 lead at the break.  In the second half, Rose-Hulman trimmed the margin to 40-34 at the 13:48 mark on a three-pointer by Williams.

The Pioneers answered with a 10-2 spurt to claim a 50-36 edge and kept the lead in double figures for the remainder of the game.

Transylvania improved to 11-10 overall and 9-5 in league play, while Rose-Hulman fell to 6-15 overall and 4-10 in conference games.  The Fightin' Engineers host nationally ranked Franklin College on Wednesday night.