TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-- The Mount St. Joseph women's basketball team relied on its three-point shooting to pick up a women's basketball win over the Engineers with a final score of 77-62.
Before today's contest, the Engineers took the time to recognize their lone senior Hannah Woody. Woody was accompanied by her family as she received her senior day poster and flowers from her teammates. She is an electrical engineering major from Cincinnati, Ohio and has enjoyed a very successful career with the Engineers. She was part of the 2017 and 2018 HCAC regular season and tournament championship teams, and has also appeared in two NCAA Division III Tournaments as a member of the women's basketball program.
The Engineers finished the game with three players in double figures. Rose Burnham was the team's leading scorer with 12 points, and also led the team with 11 rebounds. Woody and Nola Wilson were able to total 11 points each in the contest. Nosa Igiehon and Jordan Barlow were also able to contribute offensively with nine points each.
The game proved to be a hard fought battle between the two teams. After multiple lead changes, the Lions would stand ahead after the first quarter with the score at 16-13. The Lions would open the second quarter with a 7-0 run to establish a 23-15 lead over Rose-Hulman. The Engineers would trail 32-26 at the half.
Rose-Hulman looked to fight their way back into the contest coming out of the locker room. Kahlan Jester would drain two three-point shots back to back followed by another three-pointer from Woody to bring the Engineers within four points with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter.
The Mt. St. Joseph Lions would hold off the Engineers to pick up the win with a final of 77-62. Maddie Haberthy had a game-high 30 points to help the Lions earn the victory.
Rose-Hulman will look ahead to host Anderson University on Wednesday, 2/5 at 7:30 pm.