TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Marian
University shot 55% from the field and placed four players in
double figures to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 74-49 in
women's basketball action on Tuesday night at Hulbert Arena.
The NAIA Knights improved to 9-3 on the year with an attack led
by 17 points from Kaylee Walters. Whitley Emerson and Lakan
Hasser-Smith scored 11 points each, with Adrienne Sahm adding 10
points for Marian.
Freshman Addie Johnson (Caledonia, Mich./Catholic
Central) paced the Rose-Hulman scoring effort with 14
points and four rebounds. Junior Kelsey Ploof
(Noblesville) added 10 points and four rebounds.
Other key contributors for Rose-Hulman included freshman
Cassidy Cain (Noblesville) with seven points and
three assists; freshman Andi Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount
Notre Dame) with six points; freshman Hayley
Gilliam (Zionsville) with five points; and sophomore
Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) also with five
Marian jumped out to a 14-2 lead, before Rose-Hulman whittled
the deficit down to 22-17 at the 5:53 mark of the first half.
Ploof, Evers and a three-pointer by Johnson keyed the Fightin'
Marian answered with 11 straight points, then hit 11-13 to open
the second half and secure their ninth win.
Rose-Hulman stands 3-6 on the season and travels to nationally
No. 1 ranked DePauw University on Dec. 29.