Feb. 4, 2005
Tufts University Sports Information
MEDFORD, Mass. - Valerie Krah scored nine of her 11 points in the first half as Tufts took a 42-15 halftime lead on its way to a 69-47 victory against neighboring rival MIT in women's basketball play at Cousens Gym on Thursday night.
The victory was the third straight for the Jumbos, who improved to 11-8 overall. The Engineers lost their 11th in a row and dropped to 3-14. Tufts' Allison Love scored a game-high 13 points, making 6-of-9 shots. Karen Kinnaman and Cherelle Walls both scored 10 points to pace Tech.
Tufts led by 23 points just 12 minutes into the game when Taryn Miller-Stevens scored on a lay-up for a 27-4 advantage. The Jumbos extended the margin to 28 points (40-12) on a jumper by Laura Jasinski with 1:43 remaining in the first half.
MIT emerged from the break like a new team. The Engineers scored more points in the first eight minutes of the second stanza than they did in the entire first half, cutting the Tufts lead to 51-32 on a jumper by Sharon Prange. Twice more the visitors got as close as 19 points, but Tufts cruised to the win on the legs of its first-half performance. MIT outscored the Jumbos, 32-27, in the second half.
Tech posted a 20-11 advantage in rebounds for the second frame. Kinnaman added six boards and three assists to her game. Walls grabbed a game-high seven rebounds while Prange finished with eight points and five caroms. Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo paced the Engineers with four assists and two steals.