MIT Defeats Anna Maria, 65-50

Nov. 23, 2004

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT women's basketball team defeated Anna Maria College, 65-50, on Tuesday night. Christa Margossian, Karen Kinnaman, Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo, and Sharon Prange each finished in double-digits for the Engineers (2-1).

MIT opened the game with a 6-0 run, which was countered by six unanswered points from the Amcats (0-1). Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo stopped the run with a three-pointer to give Tech the lead for good. A pair of free throws by Tina Oliveri brought Anna Maria within one (9-8). Back-to-back baskets by Tech's Christa Margossian were followed by alternating scoring from both squads.

Sparked by a jumper in the paint from Sharon Prange, the Engineers went on a 15-0 run, building up a 16-point advantage (28-12) with 6:13 left in the half. The Amcats responded with a run of their own, cutting the deficit to nine (30-21). MIT bounced back by outscoring Anna Maria, 12-3, to take a halftime lead of 42-24.

The Engineers struggled early on in the second stanza, tallying five points while the Amcats cut the margin down to 10 on a jumper by Kd Mungovan after 6:30 had expired. For the second time, a basket from behind the arc by Soo Hoo ended a run by Anna Maria. A jumper from the paint by Jen Hurley brought the Amcats within 11 points (59-48) at the 5:16 mark, however, it proved to be the final field goal for her squad.

Christa Margossian led the way for the Engineers, tallying 16 points and a game-high 17 rebounds while dishing out four assists. Karen Kinnaman finished with 15 points, seven boards and two blocks. Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo totaled 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc and had three assists. Sharon Prange and Michal Ruchelsman collected 10 caroms each while Prange added 12 points.

Jen Hurley paced Anna Maria with 16 points and four assists while Tina Oliveri contributed 12 points. Suzie Yanovitch posted a double-double on 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The next game for MIT will be on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. when it hosts Wentworth Institute of Technology.