ANDERSON, IND. -- Anderson University relied on a strong
defensive effort to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 48-39
in women's basketball action on Wednesday night.
Amy Wuestefeld led the balanced Ravens scoring attack with 10
points. Kate Harwick and Jenna Wittenberg scored eight points
each for the Ravens.
Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) led
the Engineers with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and four
steals. Freshman Grace Gibbs (Parker,
Colo./Ponderosa) provided support with nine points.
Rose-Hulman led 4-3 three minutes into the game on a score by
Dickerson, before Anderson responded with a 10-2 run to gain a 13-6
lead midway through the half. Rose-Hulman closed to within
one point at 14-13 on two free throws by freshman Sheree
Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) at the 5:24 mark.
Anderson closed the first half with an 11-2 run to take a
25-15 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Anderson held a 10-point lead at 29-19, but
the Engineers again rallied to within 29-23 on a score by Gibbs
with 12:24 left. The Ravens relied on their defense to push
the lead to 37-27 at the 7:45 mark.
Rose-Hulman was unable to close within less than six points, but
Anderson was never able to lead by more than 11 down the stretch of
the 48-39 contest.
Anderson improved to 8-12 overall and 5-8 in league play, while
Rose-Hulman dropped to 6-14 and 4-9 in conference games. The
Fightin' Engineers return to action on Saturday with a 4 p.m. home
matchup against Transylvania.