RICHMOND, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology improved to 5-7 on the women's basketball season with a
65-58 victory at Earlham College on Wednesday night.
Junior Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) led a
balanced scoring attack that featured three players in double
figures. Ploof earned an impressive 17-point, 14-rebound
double-double to lead the Rose-Hulman offense.
Freshman Addie Johnson (Caledonia, Mich./Catholic
Central) tied a career-high with 15 points, along
with four assists and three rebounds. Freshman
Cassidy Cain (Noblesville) added a career-high 13
points to the scoring effort.
Other key contributors for the Engineers included sophomore
Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) with seven points
and four rebounds; freshman Carrie Morris (Altadena,
Calif./Mayfield) with five points; and freshman
Andi Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame)
with four points.
Bria Sneed lead all scorers with 26 points for Earlham, but
Rose-Hulman forced the standout to attempt 25 field goals in the
contest. The Fightin' Engineers shot 48% from the field and
took advantage of 11 offensive rebounds to earn the win.
In the first half, Rose-Hulman held a 15-14 lead before enjoying
a 17-2 run to claim a 31-16 advantage. Williams buried a
three-pointer, Ploof scored six points and Johnson added five in
The Engineers continued to pile on the points in the second
half, pushing the lead to 40-20 on a layup by Johnson at the 16:27
mark. The lead reached as high as 23 points at 45-22 with
Earlham pushed back to trim the margin down to 59-54 in the
final minute. Two free throws from Evers, two more by Ploof
and two by Cain sealed the victory.
The win marked Rose-Hulman's second consecutive victory and
first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory of the
season. Rose-Hulman stands 5-7 and returns to action at Mount
St. Joseph on Saturday.