MO. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three players in
double figures to defeat Webster University 58-51 and improve to
2-1 on the women's basketball season on Tuesday.
Junior Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) recorded her
third consecutive double-double to start the season with 17 points
and 10 rebounds to lead the offensive effort. Ploof finished
9-12 from the free throw line in the effort.
Junior Lauren Meadows (Indianapolis/Brebeuf)
added 12 points, and freshman Addie Johnson (Caledonia,
Mich./Catholic Central) also reached double figures with
10 points and a team-high four steals.
Freshman Andi Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) pitched in with seven points on perfect shooting,
and junior Heather Finnell (Decatur,
Tenn./Cleveland) came off the bench with six points.
Webster also placed three players in double figures, led by Gwen
Williams with 14 points. Courtney Pursley scored 12 points,
and Maggie Zehner added 11 for the Gorloks.
Rose-Hulman shot 49% from the field and hit 20-27 free throws
attempts to secure the second win in three contests this
season. Webster claimed a 40-37 lead at the 12:14 mark, but
the Engineers held the Gorloks without a point for five minutes to
take a 44-40 edge they would never reliniquish.
Down the stretch, two key free throws by Evers and two more by
Ploof withstood Webster's last minute charge.
Rose-Hulman puts its 2-1 mark on the line in the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference opener against Defiance College on
Dec. 1 at Hulbert Arena.