January 12, 2005

MIT Falls to Nationally-Ranked Brandeis

Jan. 12, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT women's basketball team fell to No. 12 nationally-ranked Brandeis University, 81-24, on Tuesday night. Karen Kinnaman paced the Engineers (3-6) with 11 points and two steals. Christine Clancy and Caitlin Malcolm each registered 14 points for the Judges (11-0).

A free throw by Malcolm and a jumper in the paint by Clancy gave Brandeis its first points of the game. Kinnaman put Tech on the scoreboard shortly thereafter. On the ensuing possession, Amanda DeMartino drained a three-pointer giving her squad a 6-2 lead. Kinnaman countered with a three of her own at the 16:49 mark. The game would remain scoreless during the next three minutes until Malcolm made the first of two free throws, extending Brandeis' margin to two (7-5). MIT's Michal Ruchelsman grabbed the rebound off the missed free throw and fed it to Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo who set-up Jordan Wirfs-Brock for the tying basket. This would be as close as the Engineers would get as a pair of free throws by Basia Grzyb sparked a 28-2 run, giving the Judges a 35-9 lead at halftime.

Tech's Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo ended a 10-minute scoring drought by nailing a three-pointer early in the second frame. Although MIT's offense began to warm up, it could not overcome Brandeis' swarming defense.

Jordan Wirfs-Brock collected a game-high seven rebounds and also had two steals. Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo finished with five points, five rebounds, and three assists.

The Judges' Jess Black scored 12 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor. Christine Clancy and Emily Malkin each grabbed five caroms while Basia Grzyb dished out a game-high four assists.

The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2:00 p.m. when it travels to Wellesley College.