News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 17, 2013

Despite loss, Rose-Hulman women advance to HCAA tournament


The Tribune-Star

Hanovr — Rose-Hulman earned a bid to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament despite Saturday’s 74-63 loss at Hanover College.

The Engineers earned the No. 6 conference tournament seed and will face Hanover in a rematch of Saturday’s game in Friday’s opening round. Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off at 8 p.m. at Transylvania University.

In Saturday’s game at Hanover, three Rose-Hulman players reached double figures in scoring. Freshman Cassidy Cain led the offensive effort with a career-high 18 points on 5-6 from the field and 3-4 from 3-point range.

Other Engineers in double figures included freshman Addie Johnson with 16 points, and freshman Carrie Morris with 10 points.

Katie Gahimer led Hanover with 22 points, and Alicia Hopkins had 14.

Rose-Hulman jumped out to a 12-5 lead at the 15:20 mark, and the Fightin’ Engineer lead reached 10 points at 22-12 on a layup by Johnson with 9:49 left in the first half. Hanover closed the half on a 9-2 run to trim Rose-Hulman’s lead to 31-30 at the half.

In the second half, the two teams battled to a 36-36 tie after a 3-pointer by Cain at the 16:04 mark.  Hanover scored nine straight points to take a 45-36 edge, and Rose-Hulman withstood the charge to remain within 59-51 with 7:36 left. The Panthers answered with eight straight points to push their lead to 67-51.

Rose-Hulman is 12-13 on the season. Hanover is 18-7.  The rest of the HCAC field includes top-seeded Transylvania, No. 2 Franklin, No. 4 Defiance and No. 5 Manchester.



ROSE-HULMAN (63) — Cain 5-7 5-6 18, Johnson 6-11 3-6 16, Morris 2-4 5-6 10, Gibbs 3-10 1-2 7, Ploof 3-7 0-0 6, Williams 1-3 2-3 4, Gilliam 1-7 0-0 2, Fuhs 0-0 0-0 0, Dalton 0-0 0-0 0, Ottone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 FG, 16-23 FT, 63 TP.

HANOVER (74) — Gahimer 10-16 0-0 22, Hopkins 4-8 6-8 14, Malloy 3-4 0-1 9, Caudill 2-4 3-6 7, Brewer 2-5 0-0 6, Prater 2-7 2-6 6, Watson 0-2 5-6 5, Weddle 0-2 3-6 3, DeMoss 1-2 0-0 2, Dilley 0-2 0-0 0, Tubb 0-0 0-0 0, Block 0-1 0-0 0, Morse 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Pahren 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 FG, 19-33 FT, 74 TP.

Halftime score — Rose-Hulman 31, Hanover 30. 3-point goals — Rose-Hulman 5-13 (Cain 3-5, Morris 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Williams 0-1, Gilliam 0-1), Hanover 7-18 (Malloy 3-4, Brewer 2-5, Gahimer 2-4, Morse 0-1, Pahren 0-1, Caudill 0-1, Hopkins 0-2). Fouled out—Ploof. Rebounds — Rose-Hulman 39 (Gibbs 10), Hanover 26 (Gahimer 6). Assists — Rose-Hulman 12 (Ploof 4), Hanover 13. Total fouls — Rose-Hulman 22, Hanover 19. A — 350.