TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rallied
from a double-digit deficit to within five points late, but St.
Mary-of-the-Woods held on to retain the Clabber Girl Trophy in a
51-41 decision on Tuesday night.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods retained the Clabber Girl Trophy for the
third consecutive year and increased its overall series lead to
Chelsea Barron led three Pomeroys in double figures with 14
points. Lyndsi Woolems scored 12 points, and Brittany Shaner
added 11 for St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Rose-Hulman senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown,
Ky.) led all scorers with 23 points and had her 18th
career double-double with 10 rebounds.
Freshmen Grace Gibbs (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) and Chris
Rollins (Springfield, Ohio) added six points each.
Gibbs grabbed 11 rebounds, while Rollins added six boards.
Sophomore Heather Finnell (Decatur,
Tenn./Cleveland) pitched in with four points and nine
St. Mary-of-the-Woods held a 17-14 halftime lead after a hard
fought defensive minded first half. The Fightin' Engineers
earned their first lead of the day at 25-24 on two free throws by
Dickerson with 10:52 remaining.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods answered with a 17-4 run over the next
seven minutes to gain a 41-29 edge on a layup by Barron at the 3:36
mark. Rose-Hulman answered with an 8-2 run to close within
43-37 on two free throws and a layup by Dickerson at the 1:58
The lead was cut to five points at 45-40 on a three-pointer by
Dickerson at the 1:26 mark. St. Mary-of-the-Woods hit four
straight free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods stands 3-2 on the season, while
Rose-Hulman dropped to 0-3. The Fightin' Engineers return to
action at Defiance College on Saturday.