Engineers Best Newbury, 76-50

Courtesy of Newbury Sports Information

BROOKLINE, Mass. - The Newbury College men's basketball team lost to a tough Massachusetts of Technology team Thursday evening, 76-50. Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth led the way for the Engineers recording a double-double, tallying a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds in MIT's seventh victory of the season, matching the best start in program history.

In the first half, Newbury played solid defense forcing seven MIT turnovers including two of the team's three steals by freshman Timothy Young. The Nighthawks went to the locker room at the half, trailing the Engineers by just seven, 33-26, behind Young's team-leading nine points and junior John Rowley's eight points.

MIT returned to the floor in the second period and took advantage of 11 turnovers by Newbury, outscoring the Nighthawks, 43-24, in the second half. Hollingsworth played a solid game for the Engineers, hitting 20 of his 30 points in the second and was nearly perfect from the charity stripe, netting eight of his nine attempts on the night. Teammates Mitchell Kates and Will Tashman also reached double figures, tallying 13 points each. Tashman was one board shy of a double-double himself, with nine.

Despite the loss, Young led the way for the Nighthawks with a team-high 18 points to add to his two steals in the first half. Freshman Chris Torres had a productive second half, recording five of his seven points and hitting both of his free throws.

With the loss, Newbury falls to 1-4 on the season while MIT improves to 7-0. The Nighthawks return to the hard-court this Saturday when they face Curry College at noon. The Engineers welcome Gordon College to Rockwell Cage on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.