FRANKLIN, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned the
first women's basketball postseason win in program history with a
48-37 victory in the first round of the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) and
freshman Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.)
scored 16 points each to lead the Engineers. Dickerson
grabbed 12 rebounds and Williams had seven.
Freshman Heather Finnell (Decatur,
Tenn./Cleveland) also reached double figures with 11
Erynn Meiklejohn had 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the
Rose-Hulman won the game with defense, holding Manchester to
just 21% from the field for the game. The Spartans were also
just 2-15 from three-point range.
The victory marks Rose-Hulman's first in postseason history in
their eighth trip to a conference tournament. The Engineers
led 22-17 at the half, then built the lead to double figures and
Rose-Hulman improved to 9-17 on the season, while Manchester
finished the campaign at 17-9. The Fightin' Engineers return
to action in the HCAC Semifinal Game against Hanover on Saturday at