Jan. 29, 2009
NORTON, Mass. – An 18-0 run to open the second half propelled Wheaton College to a 62-24 win over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Cheryl Kwinn paced the Engineers (4-12, 0-6 NEWMAC) with nine points, nine rebounds, and two steals. Amy Marshall collected seven boards while Hannah Sparkman added five points. Jamie Simmons finished the night with four caroms, two assists, and two steals.
After Kwinn scored the game’s first four points, the Lyons went on a 15-2 run to capture a 15-6 lead midway through the frame. Three-pointers by Kwinn and Simmons narrowed the gap to five (17-12), but that was as close as it would get as Wheaton recorded an 8-2 spurt for a 25-14 halftime edge.
The Lyons tallied 11 points during the first 3:23 to start off their pivotal second-half run. Following almost four minutes of scoreless play, the hosts resumed their spurt until a three-pointer by Clara Yuan ended MIT’s scoring drought at the 10:51 mark. Wheaton maintained control of the game’s momentum, denying the Engineers an opportunity to get into an offensive rhythm.