Dec. 11, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s basketball team fell to host Regis College, 62-30, on Wednesday night. Clara Yuan paced the Engineers (3-5) with 10 points and two assists while Jamie Simmons contributed nine points and two assists. Kristen Whaley totaled seven rebounds and five points as Cheryl Kwinn collected a team-high 10 boards.
The Cardinal and Gray opened the game with back-to-back three-pointers by Yuan and Simmons. MIT enjoyed a slight advantage until a pair of free throws by Kim Mariotti put the Pride up, 8-7, midway through the half. The Engineers regained the edge on a jumper by Yuan on their next possession, but Regis was successful on its next trip at the charity stripe, going ahead, 10-9, over a minute later. Alice Yeh’s basket gave MIT its final lead as a pair of free throws from Laura Sears sparked a 17-4 run that resulted in a 27-15 advantage. A three-point play by Whaley during the final minute narrowed the gap to nine (27-18) at the break.
The Pride opened the second half with a 10-2 run which was followed by a basket from Whaley, making the score 37-22 at the 14:47 mark. Regis slowly increased its margin, capitalizing on a seven-minute scoring drought by MIT from the floor. Back-to-back jumpers by Simmons ended the stretch, but the Engineers could not overcome deficit.