February 15, 2005

Babson Clips MIT, 70-58

Feb. 15, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Babson College forced 19 turnovers, while four players reached double figures as the visiting-Beavers defeated MIT, 70-58, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference mid-week tilt. Mike Huhs converted 11-of-15 from the floor en route to a game-high 23 points for MIT (10-12, 3-8), but it wasn't enough to offset Babson's (8-16, 2-9) balanced attack.

 

The Beavers led almost the entire game, shooting 59 percent from the field in the first half that resulted in a 31-24 lead. MIT scored the first five points of the second frame to close the gap to a pair, but that was as close as the Engineers would come, as Babson ensured its eighth consecutive victory over MIT dating back to the 2000-01 season. The 12-point differential at the end of the contest marked the largest spread of the evening.

 

CJ Enere and Phil Riffe each scored 12 points to pave the way for the Babson offense. Geoff Ponitz was 5-of-7 from the floor in adding 11 to the Beavers' totals, while Dan Elliman chipped in 10. Enere just missed recording a double-double, closing out with a game-best nine rebounds.

 

The Engineers were paced by Huhs, who also added a team-high six boards. Mike D'Auria was the only other Tech player to reach double digits, totaling 11 points behind 7-of-8 shooting from the foul line. Hampered by injury, Adam Gibbons finished with just eight points, but dished out four assists and collected a game-high three steals.

 

MIT wraps up the regular-season slate this Saturday versus Springfield College. The afternoon also marks the program's bi-annual Alumni Day event.