HAUTE, IND. -- Manchester University held Rose-Hulman to 34% from
the field with a strong defensive effort to earn a 53-40 women's
basketball victory at Hulbert Arena on Wednesday night.
Katie Artberburn came off the bench to lead all scorers with 15
points for Manchester. Janelle Moss added 14 points for the
Junior Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/Brebeuf)
paced the Rose-Hulman offensive attack with 14 points on 7-14
from the field. Junior Kelsey Ploof
(Noblesville) added a double-double with 12 points and 11
Sophomore Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.)
joined freshman Addie Johnson (Caledonia, Mich./Catholic
Central) with five points each. Junior Andi
Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) provided support
with 12 rebounds.
The tight first half battle featured four ties and 10 lead
changes in the early going. The teams battled to tied scores
at 7, 10 and 14, before Manchester closed the first half on a 9-2
run to take a seven-point edge into the break.
In the second half, Manchester pushed the lead to 15 points at
35-20, before Rose-Hulman chipped away with seven straight points
to close within 35-27 on a layup by Williams at the 8:03 mark.
Manchester answered with five straight points to hold off the
rally and secure the victory.
The Spartans improved to 2-4 on the season and 2-0 in Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference play, while Rose-Hulman stands 2-3
and 0-2 in conference games. The Fightin' Engineers return to
action on Saturday afternoon at Bluffton University.