Strong Second Half Powers MIT to 48-37 Win over Gordon

Dec. 13, 2007

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A 23-5 run that spanned 15 minutes in the second half helped propel MIT to a 48-37 win over host Gordon College on Wednesday night. The Engineers recorded their second consecutive victory and improved to 4-4 on the year following their final game before the break.

MIT opened the contest with six straight points, but the Fighting Scots were able to narrow the gap to three (12-9) at the 11:29 mark. After trading baskets for the next eight minutes, a three-pointer by Alice Yeh extended the Engineers' advantage to 22-16. Gordon countered with eight unanswered points to close the half with a 24-22 edge.

The Cardinal and Gray reclaimed the lead on a trey by Samia Mahjub, but back-to-back baskets by the Fighting Scots put them ahead, 28-25, with 16:24 on the clock. MIT responded with its pivotal run that resulted in a 48-33 advantage with 1:07 remaining.

Yeh, Mahjub, Kelsey Cappelle, and Cheryl Kwinn each tallied nine points for the Engineers. All of Yeh's scoring came from behind the arc as Mahjub contributed four rebounds and three steals. Kwinn grabbed a team-high nine boards while Sally Simpson bolstered MIT's offense with eight points. With six assists, Kimberly Soo Hoo moved to second all-time in career assists.