Anderson Tops Rose-Hulman, Extends Winning Streak to Four
Credit Source: Anderson University Athletics
The Anderson University women’s basketball team (4-3) topped Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (0-3) with a 54-43 victory on Saturday in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium. Anderson extended its winning streak to four for the first time since Dec. 19, 2009.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Anderson opened the first four minutes on a 6-0 run.
- Rose-Hulman erased the deficit before the end of the first quarter. As the Ravens took a 14-12 lead, the Fightin’ Engineers responded by scoring the next 10 points.
- A layup from Desirae Webster put Rose-Hulman ahead 22-14 with 7 minutes, 37 seconds left in the second quarter.
- After Rose-Hulman took a 31-26 lead with 2:11 left in the second quarter, the Ravens kept the Fightin’ Engineers off the scoreboard for the next 7:06.
- Hannah Hawkins made a layup to put Anderson ahead 35-31 with 6:53 left in the third quarter.
- After Rose Burnham snapped the scoring drought for the Fightin’ Engineers by making a pair of free throws with 5:05 left in the third quarter. Anderson blanked any hopes of Rose-Hulman turning the momentum by holding the Fightin’ Engineers scoreless for the next 7:09.
- Kristin Dubois drained a 3-pointer with 9:11 to go in the fourth quarter, capping off a 19-2 run in a span of 13:00. Anderson led 45-33.
- Rose-Hulman outscored Anderson 10-9 for the remainder of the contest.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Anderson converted 20-of-51 (39.2 percent) shots from the field while Rose-Hulman made 16-of-52 (30.8 percent) attempts from the floor.
- The Ravens held a 37-32 rebounding advantage.
- Lexi Dellinger led the Ravens with 19 points.
- Hannah Hawkins notched 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
- Makynlee Taylor provided 5 points and 3 steals.
COACH LINDSAY SHADE’S COMMENTS
- I absolutely love this team, but they are the most perplexing team I have ever coached. When I challenge them and they set their minds to something, they can be the most committed and determined group of women. It’s a matter of sustaining that level of focus for 40 minutes.
- I thought we started the game with much better energy and intensity, but then we stopped competing and doing the things that make us successful. Our defensive effort was non-existent. Rose-Hulman was out-playing and out-hustling us for the last 15 minutes of the first half and it showed.
- I challenged them at halftime and our defensive effort in the second half was outstanding. I am proud of their resilience and determination to find a way to get the job done, but we need to get to a spot where we can put a complete game together.
Anderson challenges Bluffton University (12-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. in Bluffton, Ohio.