Jan. 15, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Two key rallies by WPI in the second half helped lead it to a 58-38 victory over MIT in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Saturday. Karen Kinnaman had a solid outing for the Engineers (3-7, 0-3 NEWMAC), finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and two blocks.
MIT maintained a slim advantage early in the contest, establishing a five-point margin (10-5) at 12:48. After trading baskets during the next five minutes, WPI knotted the contest at 14. The Engineers regained the lead on their next possession with a jumper by Kinnaman. WPI's next basket tied the game for the second time at 4:32. A three-point play by Sharon Prange and a jumper by Cherelle Walls gave Tech a 21-16 lead with 1:43 remaining. Back-to-back buckets by WPI resulted in a 21-20 score at the intermission.
A jumper by Caitlin Macko put WPI ahead for good, sparking a 10-0 run to open the second stanza. MIT was able to cut the deficit to three (32-29) at the 11:12 mark, but WPI answered with another scoring spree to put the game out of reach.
Walls paced MIT's efforts from the bench, contributing eight points, four rebounds, and one block in 17 minutes of action. Prange and Kimberly Soo Hoo each posted six points.