TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on a strong defensive effort to withstand a late Anderson University charge and pick up a 48-44 women's basketball win at Hulbert Arena on Wednesday night.
Rose-Hulman jumped out to an 11-2 on Anderson by holding the Ravens to just 1-of-11 from the field in the opening 10 minutes. Anderson methodically chipped its way back into the game, bringing the deficit to three points in the final seconds and four points on three occasions in the fourth quarter before clutch free throw shooting secured the Engineer victory.
Other key contributors for the Engineers included Desirae Webster with seven points and three free throws in the final minute; Nosa Igiehon with six points and six rebounds; and Avery Lewman with four points.
Lexi Dellinger paced Anderson with a game-high 19 points and four assists. The Fightin' Engineers outrebounded Anderson 36-30 in the contest with 11 offensive boards.
Rose-Hulman held a nine-point lead at 37-28 early in the fourth quarter. Anderson trimmed the margin to 40-36, 42-38 and 45-41, before Webster's free throws and one from Burnham put the game away.
Rose-Hulman improved to 5-15 and 4-9 in league games, while Anderson dropped to 8-12 and 4-9 in conference play. The Fightin' Engineers have won three of their last four games and travel to No. 6 ranked Transylvania on Saturday at 1 pm.