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