Women's Basketball Falls to Hanover in HCAC Semifinals


FRANKLIN, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology completed the 2011-12 women's basketball season with an 85-47 loss to Hanover College in the semifinal round of the HCAC Tournament on Saturday at Franklin.

The Fightin' Engineers finished 9-18 on the season, while Hanover advanced to 21-4 and will face Franklin for the HCAC title on Sunday.

Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) capped her historic career with 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Engineers. 

Dickerson completed her career as the all-time leader in assists and free throws, while ranking second on the all-time scoring list at 1,417 points.  She passed Amanda Speich (1,411 points) for second on the all-time list in Saturday's game.

In addition, Dickerson also set a school record with 500 points this season and became the first Fightin' Engineer women's basketball player to cross the 500-point mark.

Sophomore Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) added 11 points, and freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) pitched in with seven points for the Engineers.

Katie Brewer led Hanover with 17 points.  Natalie Morse scored 12 points, and Alicia Hopkins pitched in with 11 for the winners.

Rose-Hulman completed a season that featured the first postseason victory in school history with Friday's victory over Manchester.