January 16, 2005

Wellesley Defeats MIT, 75-37

Jan. 16, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's basketball team fell to NEWMAC foe Wellesley College, 75-37, on Saturday. Sharon Prange paced the Engineers with 10 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. With the loss, Tech drops to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in conference action.

Wellesley raced out to an 8-0 lead after 4:30 had expired into the contest. MIT's Cherelle Walls, playing in her first game this season, put her squad on the scoreboard by sinking a pair of free throws. Wellesley countered with two free throws and a basket to exted its margin to 10. On the ensuing possession, Walls collected the rebound off a missed jumper by Karen Kinnaman and set-up Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo for a three-point basket. On Wellesley's next possession, Walls forced a turnover and then cut Wellesley's lead to four (12-8) on a traditional three-point play.

Coming out of a timeout, Wellesley ended the Engineers' run by scoring its first basket in two minutes. Walls responded by connecting on a feed by Jordan-Wirfs Brock. After two free throws by Wellesley, a basket by Joanna Natsios brought MIT within four (16-12) at the 10:18 mark. This would be as close as Tech would get as Wellesley closed the half with a 24-8 run, entering the intermission with a 40-20 advantage.

Sharon Prange opened the scoring for MIT in the second stanza. A three-pointer from Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo and a basket by Karen Kinnaman soon followed. The Engineers were then held scoreless until 7:42 was remaining, when Natsios set-up Prange to end the drought. Prange then made all six of her shots from the charity stripe, tallying six of MIT's final eight points of the game.

Cherelle Walls finished the day with seven points and a pair of steals and assists. Karen Kinnaman registered six points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block. Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo had four steals, three assists and six points while Jasmin Moghbeli grabbed seven caroms.