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RHIT Women's Basketball - Anderson 58, Rose-Hulman 54

ANDERSON, IND. -- Shelby Shaffer snapped a 54-54 tie with two free throws at the 11-second mark, and Anderson University held the Fightin' Engineers in the final seconds to earn a 58-54 women's basketball victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.

After Shaffer's two free throws, Rose-Hulman had a chance to tie in the final seconds. Junior Sheree Williams (Bluffton, S.C.) narrowly missed a layup, and the Fightin' Engineers were forced to foul with two seconds remaining. Jenna Wittenberg buried two more free throws to secure the final margin of victory.

Senior Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) led the Rose-Hulman offense with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Williams also reached double figures with 10 points. Freshman Abbie Marshall (St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall) also had six points and seven rebounds for the Engineers.

Wittenberg scored 17 points to lead the Anderson offensive effort. Shaffer scored 14 points, and Nyomi Defiel also reached double figures with 10 points.

Rose-Hulman outrebounded the Ravens 33-22 in the contest, but Anderson rallied from a four-point deficit in the final six minutes to claim the victory.

Rose-Hulman stands 7-11 overall and 5-6 in conference play. The Fightin' Engineers host Defiance College in the team's Senior Day Game on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Rose-Hulman vs Anderson
01-29-14 7:30 pm at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium, Anderson, Ind.
At O.C. Lewis Gymnasium, Anderson, Ind.
ANDERSON 58, ROSE-HULMAN 54
ROSE-HULMAN (7-11, 5-6 HCAC)
Kelsey Ploof 5-11 8-12 18; Sheree Williams 3-7 4-6 10; Kristen Belyea 2-7
2-4 6; Abbie Marshall 3-6 0-0 6; Gracie Gibbs 2-3 0-0 4; Lauren Meadows 2-4
0-0 4; Ava Paruleski 1-2 0-0 3; Josie Schmidt 1-3 1-2 3; Jamie Loving 0-1
0-0 0; Andi Evers 0-0 0-0 0; Carrie Morris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-44 15-24 54.
ANDERSON (2-16, 1-10 HCAC)
Wittenberg,Jenna 6-15 4-4 17; Shaffer,Shelby 3-8 7-8 14; Defiel,Nyomi 4-4
2-3 10; Connor,Cori 3-5 0-0 6; Bradford,Aila 2-3 1-2 5; King,Mallory 1-5 0-0
3; Muntz,Cassidy 1-2 0-0 2; Aviles,Emily 0-2 1-2 1; Williams,Megan 0-0 0-1
0; Liming,Jackie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-44 15-20 58.
Rose-Hulman................... 29 25 - 54
Anderson...................... 28 30 - 58
3-point goals--Rose-Hulman 1-4 (Ava Paruleski 1-1; Kristen Belyea 0-2;
Lauren Meadows 0-1), Anderson 3-12 (King,Mallory 1-3; Shaffer,Shelby 1-2;
Wittenberg,Jenna 1-5; Aviles,Emily 0-2). Fouled out--Rose-Hulman-None,
Anderson-Connor,Cori; Defiel,Nyomi. Rebounds--Rose-Hulman 33 (Kelsey Ploof
14), Anderson 22 (Defiel,Nyomi 5). Assists--Rose-Hulman 15 (Kristen Belyea
5), Anderson 15 (Wittenberg,Jenna 5). Total fouls--Rose-Hulman 17, Anderson
22. Technical fouls--Rose-Hulman-None, Anderson-None. A-150

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