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Lions' women's basketball team suffers road loss at Rose-Hulman, 62-45
Mount St. Joseph (3-16, 2-10 HCAC)
Rose-Hulman (9-10, 5-7 HCAC)
1/26/2013 | Terre Haute, Ind. - Hulbert Arena | Attendance: 525
Mount St. Joseph192645
Stats at a GlanceMSJMRHIT
FG Percentage.300 (15-50) .541 (20-37)
3P FG Percentage.143 (1-7) .125 (1-8)
FT Percentage.824 (14-17) .875 (21-24)
Offensive Rebounds125
Defensive Rebounds1424
Total Rebounds2629
Bench Points2325
Statistical LeadersMSJMRHIT
PointsDennis - 15
Johnson - 17
ReboundsCastleberry - 6
Team - 6
Gibbs - 11
AssistsMcManus - 3
Williams - 4
Johnson - 4
Gibbs - 4
StealsBlevins - 2
Williams - 3
BlocksBlevins - 1
Ploof - 2

Saturday, January 26, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

Host Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology got a well-balanced scoring attack, and equally effective defensive effort on Saturday afternoon, as they recorded a 62-45 win against the Mount. The Lions are now 3-16 overall, 2-10 in the HCAC and will be back in action on Jan. 30 when they play at HCAC-foe Bluffton University.

The Engineers jumped out to a six-point margin halfway through the opening half, but after a lay-up by the Mount's Rachel Blevins (Middletown, OH/Madison) saw their lead cut to 17-15 with 9:11 on the clock. They, however, righted their offense and pulled away from the Lions, leading by a 26-15 advantage with 3:38 on the clock. They pulled into the intermission leading 33-19, thanks to out-shooting the Mount, 59-30 percent from the field.

The home team would maintain their double-digit lead throughout the second half, leading by 13 to 14 points during most of the early going. The Mount's Melanie Monahan (Mason, OH/Bishop Fenwick) would hit two free throws with 3:25 to play to cut the deficit to 54-43 and teammate Chelsea Castleberry (Hebron, KY/Conner) also converted two free throws, with 2:18 left in the game to keep the deficit at 11 points, but the Lions would get no closer. Rose-Hulman was aided in the second half by connecting on all 15 of their free throw attempts, while the Lions hit 10-of-12 from the charity stripe in the second half. The Engineers also out-shot the Lions over the final 20 minutes of play, 47 to 30 percent from the field. Rose-Hulman held a 29-26 rebounding advantage in the game, but committted 19 turnovers to the Mount's 17 miscues.

Tara Dennis (Batavia, OH/Williamsburg) tossed in 15 points for the Mount, while Blevins and Castleberry added eight points each. Castleberry also chipped in six rebounds. Rose-Hulman had three players in double-figures. The Engineers out-scored the Lions, 36-24, in points in the paint in the game.

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