Feb. 7, 2008
Springfield College Sports Information
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Despite a pair of 17-point performances from Clara Yuan and Kelsey Cappelle, MIT fell to Springfield College, 68-42, in a NEWMAC women's basketball game on Wednesday night. Cheryl Kwinn grabbed a team-high six rebounds for the Engineers, whose ledger lowered to 9-10 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
Yuan opened the contest with a three-pointer off the glass that gave MIT its only lead after 23 seconds expired. The Pride's Christine Cotter knotted the score 16 seconds later and lay-ups by Lauren O'Connor and Cotter extended the margin to 7-3. The Engineers stayed close as a trey by Yuan narrowed the gap to four (17-13) at the 10:08 mark. At that point, she had scored all 13 of MIT's points including four three-pointers. Springfield countered with nine consecutive points during the next three minutes and then entered the break with a 38-18 advantage courtesy of a trey by Lauren McCarthy with 54 seconds on the clock.
As was the case in the first half, the Engineers recorded the first basket of the second stanza on a lay-up by Cappelle. The Pride then tallied 17 unanswered points, lengthening its lead to 35 (55-20) and putting the game out of reach with 12:17 left. MIT was able to come within 23 points (63-40) on a pair of free throws from Kwinn with 1:58 remaining.