Manchester Holds Off Engineers in Women's Matchup

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rallied from a 12-point deficit to close within four in the final three minutes, but Manchester College held on for a 52-46 women's basketball win on Wednesday.

Erynn Meiklejohn led the Spartans with 16 points, and Kailey Honn reached double figures with 11 points and five blocks.

Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) moved into fourth place on Rose-Hulman's career scoring list with her 22nd career double-double.  Dickerson scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and five blocks to move her total to 1,238 points at Rose-Hulman.

Freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) added nine points, and junior Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) added six points and four rebounds.

Sophomore Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) scored five points with six rebounds, and freshman Emily Fuhs (Jasper/Northeast Dubois) had three points and three rebounds.

Manchester led 43-31 with 6:01 remaining, before Rose-Hulman enjoyed a 9-1 run to move within 44-40.  Ploof scored on a layup, Dickerson added a conventional three-point play and Fuhs capped the run with a layup at the 2:30 mark.

Manchester relied on scores by Meiklejohn and Alexandra Starkey to gain a 48-40 lead with 1:46 left, and the Engineers were unable to move closer than six points in the final minute.

Manchester improved to 13-5 overall and 9-2 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman stands 5-13 overall and 3-8 in conference games.  The Fightin' Engineers hit the road for Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.