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Hanover's women score 80-77 road win over Rose-Hulman
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:00 AM
(Through Wednesday's Games)
Defiance 7-2 12-4
Rose-Hulman 7-2 12-4
Hanover 7-2 11-5
Mt. St. Joseph 7-2 10-5
Franklin 4-5 7-9
Transylvania 4-5 6-10
Anderson 3-6 3-13
Bluffton 2-7 6-10
Earlham 2-7 3-13
Manchester 2-7 3-13
Transylvania 8-1 14-2
Franklin 7-2 9-7
Hanover 6-3 8-8
Bluffton 5-4 9-7
Manchester 5-4 8-8
Rose-Hulman 5-4 7-9
Defiance 4-5 7-9
Earlham 3-6 7-9
Mt. St. Joseph 2-7 2-14
Anderson 0-9 1-15
Five players reached double figures as Hanover's women's basketball team held off Rose-Hulman 80-77 on Wednesday in Terre Haute.
Alicia Hopkins scored 16 points and Megan Caudill netted 14 to lead Hanover, now 8-8 overall and 6-3 at the midpoint of the team's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season.
Elyse Weddle scored 11 points and Madison's Kelsey Block and Austin's Jessie Davidson had 10 points each for Hanover.
Rose-Hulman (7-9, 5-4 HCAC) sprinted out to an 11-2 lead in the opening three minutes of action. Weddle and Block then scored four points each as Hanover used a 15-6 run over a six-minute stretch to tie the game 17-17.
The teams were knotted at 21-21 before the Panthers outscored the Engineers 21-12 throughout the remainder of the first half to grab a 40-33 lead at halftime. Davidson, Caudill and Ashley Malloy each sank 3-pointers to fuel the run.
Rose-Hulman battled to tie the score 46-46 three minutes into the second period, but Hanover, sparked by five points from Weddle, countered with a 10-1 spurt over a four-minute span to take a 56-47 lead with 12:47 left in the game.
The Engineers whittled the deficit to four points (65-61) with 6:46 to go, but Block scored from inside and later hit two free throws to nudge the margin to 71-61 with five minutes left.
The Panthers hit 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch to lock up the program's 14th-straight win against Rose-Hulman.
Hanover shot 45.3 percent from the floor (24-of-53) and converted 28-of-36 free throws (78 percent), including 20 in the second period.
The Engineers finished 29-of-50 from the field (58 percent) and posted a 36-28 advantage on in rebounding.
Hopkins led the Panthers with six rebounds. Kelsey Ploof and Sheree Williams scored 16 points each for Rose-Hulman.
Hanover visits Defiance on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY'S WOMEN'S GAME
at Terre Haute
HANOVER 80, ROSE-HULMAN 77
HANOVER (8-8, 6-3 HCAC) - Hopkins 16, Caudill 14, Weddle 11, Block 10, Davidson 10, Bischoff 8, Watson 8, Malloy 3, Meyer 0.
ROSE-HULMAN (7-9, 5-4 HCAC) - Williams 16, Ploof 16, Belyea 12, Marshall 10, Schmidt 9, Meadows 5, Paruleski 5, Gibbs 4, Loving 0, Evers 0, Morris 0.
Halftime - Hanover 40-33. 3-Point Goals - Hanover 4 (Davidson 2, Caudill 1, Malloy 1), Rose-Hulman 4 (Belyea 2, Marshall 1, Paruleski 1). Rebounds - Hanover 28 (Hopkins 6), Rose-Hulman 36 (Gibbs 8, Ploof 8). Assists - Hanover 11 (Watson 3, Hopkins 3), Rose-Hulman 22 (Morris 6). Total Fouls - Hanover 19,
Rose-Hulman 26. Free Throws - Hanover 28-36, Rose-Hulman 15-24. Fouled Out - Rose-Hulman: Belyea. Next Game - Hanover visits Defiance Saturday. Rose-Hulman hosts Transylvania Saturday.
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