CINCINNATI, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied
on a balanced scoring attack and a strong defensive effort to earn
a 55-44 women's basketball victory over Mount St. Joseph on
Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.)
recorded her 23rd career double-double to lead the Engineer
offense. Dickerson scored 21 points with a game-high 12
rebounds for Rose-Hulman.
Joining Dickerson as double figure scorers were freshman
Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) with 11 points,
five rebounds and four assists; and sophomore Kelsey Ploof
(Noblesville) with 10 points and four rebounds.
Erika Miknius led the Mount St. Joseph offense with 21
points. Defense and rebounding were keys to the Rose-Hulman
victory, as the Engineers held the Lions to 28% from the field and
outrebounded MSJ by a 35-25 count.
Mount St. Joseph jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, before
Rose-Hulman held the Lions scoreless for seven minutes to take a
10-5 edge on a three-pointer by Dickerson.
Mount St. Joseph trimmed the margin to 15-13, before Rose-Hulman
scored the final four points of the first half and took a 19-15
lead into the locker room on a layup by Williams.
Rose-Hulman built a seven-point second half lead at 25-18, but
Mount St. Joseph ran off 10 straight points to claim a 28-25 edge
at the 12:27 mark. The Engineers answered the challenge,
however, by outscoring Mount St. Joseph 14-1 over the next seven
minutes to earn a 39-29 lead on a free throw by Ploof at the 5:55
The Engineers maintained a lead of eight or more points down the
stretch to secure the victory.
Rose-Hulman improved to 6-13 on the season and 4-8 in conference
play with the victory. Mount St. Joseph dropped to 2-17 and
2-10 in league games. The Fightin' Engineers hit the road
again on Wednesday for a matchup at Anderson University.