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
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
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