Clark Holds on to Defeat MIT, 62-52
Feb. 3, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Eight unanswered points by Clark University during a three-minute span late in regulation helped power it to a 62-52 win over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's basketball game on Saturday. The Engineers' Clara Yuan led all scorers with 15 points while Ashley Auclair posted 12 points and three steals for the Cougars.
Clark (10-10, 6-3 NEWMAC) maintained a slim edge over MIT (3-16, 0-9 NEWMAC) during the majority of the first half as it led, 19-14, at the 6:39 mark. The Engineers evened the contest at 23 almost three minutes later and then went ahead on Yuan's trey with a minute remaining in the frame. A pair of free throws by Jillian Camilleri narrowed Clark's deficit to 26-25 at the intermission.
The second stanza was closely played as it featured seven ties and seven lead changes. A put-back by MIT's Christa Margossian knotted the score at 45 with 6:17 left to play. The Engineers went ahead on a free throw by Alice Yeh, but Clark regained the lead on its next possession with a jumper by Jess Lamothe. The bucket sparked the Cougars' late rally that propelled them to the win.
Camilleri and Lamothe both notched 10 points as Katelyn Petty grabbed a team-high seven caroms coming off the bench. Sara Hagstrom distributed five assists as she tallied all seven of her points from the charity stripe.
Both teams will continue play on the road next week. MIT will visit Rivier College on Monday, Feb. 5 while Clark will make the trip to Smith College on Wednesday, Feb. 7.