Women's Basketball Falls at Hanover


HANOVER, IND. -- Hanover College relied on a strong end of the first half run to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 82-59 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers outscored Rose-Hulman 19-2 over a seven-minute span to turn a tight 17-16 contest into a 36-19 lead late in the opening half.  Hanover kept the lead in double figures for the rest of the game.

Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) paced Rose-Hulman with 19 points.  Freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) tied a career-high with 13 points, and sophomore Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) tied a career-high with 12 points for the Engineers.

Freshman Heather Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) provided support for Rose-Hulman with seven points and four assists.

Katie Brewer led three Hanover players in double figures with 17 points on 5-8 from three-point range.  Courtney Prater added 11 points, and Elyse Weddle reached double figures with 10.

Rose-Hulman shot 52% from the field in the contest, but Hanover relied on 55% shooting with eight three-pointers to earn its fifth win of the season.

Hanover stands 5-1 overall and 3-1 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 1-6 and 1-3 in league games.  The Fightin' Engineers host Webster University on Monday at 7:30 at Hulbert Arena.