News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 19, 2010

Marian holds off Rose women’s second-half charge


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Marian University relied on a strong defensive effort to hold off a second half Rose-Hulman charge and earn a 61-52 women’s basketball victory Saturday afternoon.

 Sophomore Lauren Meadows scored a game-high 16 points, including 6-of-6 from the free-throw line and six rebounds, to pace the Rose-Hulman offense.

Senior Donna Marsh and sophomore Erin Davey each contributed nine points to the effort. Marsh added six rebounds and four blocked shots.

Other key contributors for the Engineers included junior Alisa Dickerson with six points and three rebounds; and freshman Kelsey Ploof with four points and five rebounds.

The Marian offense featured three players in double figures, led by 16 points from Natalie Robinson. Rachel Kenney and Emily Smithson scored 14 points each.

Marian led 31-24 at halftime after shooting 44 percent from the field. The Engineers remained within striking distance by hitting 12 of 14 free throw attempts in the opening 20 minutes.

In the second half, the Engineers relied on a free throw by Marsh to close within 33-25, before Marian answered with an 11-3 run to push its lead to 44-28. The Knights pushed the lead to 20 points at 61-41 with 4:19 remaining.

Rose-Hulman rallied in the final four minutes the game’s last 11 points to move within 61-52. Meadows scored eight points, Ploof added a layup, and junior Rebecca Bowermaster added a free throw in the Engineer run.

Marian improved to 8-4 on the season, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 3-6. The Engineers travel to DePauw  on Dec. 28.



MARIAN (61) — Robinson 7-14 0-0 16, Kenney 5-15 4-5 14, Smithson 3-9 8-10 14, Turk 2-3 1-2 5, Jiles 2-3 0-0 4, Marshall 1-3 0-0 2, Baer 1-6 0-0 2, Wynn 1-2 0-0 2, Rospond 1-3 0-0 2, Emerson 0-3 0-0 0, Sahm 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-63 FG, 13-17 FT, 61 TP.

ROSE-HULMAN (52) — Meadows 5-13 6-6 16, Marsh 2-3 5-8 9, Davey 3-5 3-4 9, Dickerson 0-4 6-6 6, Ploof 1-5 2-3 4, Bowermaster 1-2 1-2 3, Finnell 1-5 0-0 3, Klass 1-1 0-1 2, Dalton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-38 FG, 23-30 FT, 52 TP.

Halftime score — Marian 31, Rose-Hulman 24. 3-point goals — Marian  2-13 (Robinson 2-9, Smithson 0-2, Marshall 0-1, Sahm 0-1), Rose-Hulman 1-4 (Finnell 1-2, Meadows 0-2). Fouled out — none. Rebounds — Marian 38 (Kenney 8), Rose-Hulman 31 (Meadows 6, Marsh 6). Assists — Marian (Ind.) 16 (Emily Smithson 5), Rose-Hulman 9 (Davey 4). Total fouls — Marian (Ind.) 21, Rose-Hulman 12. A — 200.

 

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n Holy Cross 74, St. Mary-of-the-Woods 63 — At Notre Dame, Ind., Jordan Barton poured in 23 points, but the Pomeroys lost on the road to Holy Cross.

Terre Haute North grad Fran McCarthy had three assists and three steals in 14 minutes for Holy Cross.



SMWC (63) — Barton 5-13 13-16 23, Brown 3-6 0-0 6, Shaner 3-8 2-3 9, Barron 2-4 0-0 4, McLeish 2-4 1-1 5, Allen 0-2 1-4 1, Hill 1-2 3-4 5, McKee 1-2 0-0 2, Weaver 2-8 0-0 4, Zecher 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 21-55 FG, 20-28 FT, 63 TP.

HOLY CROSS (74) — Steffen 6-14 3-3 15, Fitzgerald 1-5 0-0 2, Eve 2-11 7-8 13, Malinowski 8-17 1-3 19, DeLucia 6-9 2-2  14, Salazar 2-2 0-0 4, Edwards 2-5 0-0 5, Nitka 1-3 0-0 2, Donaldson 0-3 0-0 0, McCarthy 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-71 FG, 13-16 FT, 74 TP.

Halftime score — Holy Cross 44, SMWC 32. Total fouls — Rebounds — SMWC 48 (Barton 8), HC 35 (Steffen 6). Assists — SMWC 8 (Weaver 4), HC 16 (Malinowski 7). Turnovers — SMWC 32, HC 18. Total fouls — SMWC 14, HC 22.