Dickerson Effort Not Enough as Engineers Fall at Earlham


Dickerson-AURICHMOND, IND. -- Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) scored a career-high 30 points, but Earlham College withstood her double-double to top Rose-Hulman 56-48 in women's basketball action on Wednesday.

Dickerson finished 13-27 from the field with 30 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.  Freshman Grace Gibbs (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) provided support with nine points and eight rebounds.

Dickerson's 30-point game was the first for a Fightin' Engineer since Rebekah Forsyth scored 30 points against Transylvania on Jan. 6, 2007.

Bria Sneed scored 14 points to lead the Earlham effort, with Nikki Darrett also reaching double figures with 13 points for the Quakers.

Earlham battled back from an early deficit to take a 28-26 lead at the break.  Dickerson buried a three-pointer at the 14:50 mark to give Rose-Hulman its final lead at 33-32.

Earlham answered with a 15-5 run over the next eight minutes to take a 47-37 lead with 8:00 left on a score by Karmell Brown.  Gibbs score five straight points to bring Rose-Hulman back to within 47-42.

The Quakers held Rose-Hulman without a point over the next six minutes to push the lead to double figures and hold off the Engineer effort.

Earlham improved to 4-20 overall, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 8-16 and 6-11 in league play.  The Fightin' Engineers need either a win over Hanover on Saturday or losses by Bluffton and Anderson on Saturday to qualify for the HCAC Tournament.