TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown,
Ky.) became the college's career leader in assists as the
Engineers cruised past Defiance 60-33 in women's basketball action
Dickerson led the Engineers with 20 points,
eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks. She reached the
career total of 322 assists to pass Suzy Carlson for the top spot
on the all-time list.
Dickerson has also become the first women's
or men's player in school history to cross 1,200 points, 700
rebounds and 300 assists.
Freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton,
S.C.) added 13 points, with sophomore Heather
Finnell (Decatur, Tenn./Cleveland) contributing 12
Other key contributors for Rose-Hulman
included sophomore Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) with
six points and six rebounds; and freshman Grace Gibbs
(Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) with five points and nine
Erica King led the Defiance offense with 19
points off the bench.
Rose-Hulman held the Yellow Jackets to just
12% shooting in the first half and built a 21-2 lead at the 7:00
mark. Dickerson and Williams combined for 16 of the 21
points, and the Fightin' Engineers held Defiance scoreless for 12
In the second half, Defiance trimmed the
margin to 19 points twice, but Rose-Hulman was able to use its
defensive effort to pull away and secure the win.
The contest was also Rose-Hulman's Breast
Cancer Awareness Day, with all proceeds from the day donated to the
Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors Organization. More than
40 cancer survivors were introduced to the crowd prior to the
Rose-Hulman improved to 8-15 overall and
6-10 in league play, while Defiance dropped to 10-13 and 8-8 in
conference games. The Fightin' Engineers travel to Earlham
College on Wednesday.