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WashU Relies on Strong Second Half to Top Rose-Hulman

WashU Relies on Strong Second Half to Top Rose-Hulman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Washington University relied on a strong third quarter performance to turn a close game into a 67-47 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the third-place game of the women's basketball Midwest Challenge on Sunday.

Rose-Hulman led the host Bears 8-6 after one quarter and were within four points at 24-20 at the half.  Washington University relied on a 25-point third quarter to pull away and improve to 3-2 on the season.

Kahlan Jester and Nosa Igiehon led the Rose-Hulman offense with 13 points each.  Jester finished 5-12 from the field with five rebounds and three assists.  Igiehon was 5-13 with nine rebounds on the afternoon.

Hannah Woody and Jordan Barlow contributed six points each for the Fightin' Engineers.  Nola Wilson had five points and four rebounds, Desirae Webster contributed seven rebounds and four assists, and Rose Burnham had six rebounds for Rose-Hulman.

Sammi Matoush led Washington University with 15 points and Naomi Jackson had 12 points.  Rose-Hulman held Washington University to just 8-31 from the field in the first half, before the hosts strong third quarter.

Rose-Hulman opens its home schedule against St. Mary-of-the-Woods in the Dorsett Automotive Crosstown Classic on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Hulbert Arena.