November 26, 2007

Women's Basketball Stumbles at Wentworth

Nov. 26, 2007

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its first road game of the season, MIT fell to Wentworth Institute of Technology, 72-39, on Thursday. The loss lowered the Engineers' ledger to 1-2 while the Leopards improved to 2-1 on the year.

MIT opened the game with a pair of free throws by Kimberly Soo Hoo, but Wentworth countered with nine unanswered points. Clara Yuan's three-pointer ended the spurt and narrowed the gap to four (9-5) at the 15:39 mark. The Engineers stayed within striking distance as a layup from Samia Mahjub once again brought them within four (17-13) at the midway point of the half. Almost a minute later, a basket by Wentworth ignited a 24-6 run that spanned the next eight minutes. Mahjub registered the final basket of the period when she drained a three with five seconds left to make the score 41-22.

Wentworth started the second stanza with nine straight points before free throws by Mahjub ended a five-minute scoring drought for the Engineers. MIT continued to attack with a trio of three-pointers from Yuan, but it could not overcome the deficit.

Yuan paced the Engineers with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. Mahjub tallied 13 points, four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 26 minutes of action. Cheryl Kwinn grabbed a team-high seven rebounds while Alice Yeh bolstered MIT's offense with eight points.