Scoring Drought Dooms MIT at Coast Guard, 65-55

Jan. 28, 2006

Box Score

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Coast Guard Sports Information

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Craig Johnson and Al Sowers combined for 59 of Coast Guards 65 points and the Bears used a 19-0 second half run en route to a 65-55 win over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game. Johnson, who scored 32 points for the second straight game, scored the Bears first 10 points and had 16 at halftime. He also led Coast Guard with 11 rebounds.

MIT (13-5, 5-2), which had its four-game win streak snapped, used an 8-0 run in the first half to take a 22-15 lead with 8:57 left before the Bears rallied to tie the game at 30-30. Bradley Gampel hit a three-pointer, his only hoop of the game, for MIT in the closing seconds of the first half as the Engineers led 33-30 at the break. MIT hit seven of 12 from three-point range in the first half.

Danny Kanamori hit a three-pointer to give MIT a 45-40 lead with 12:28 left in the game before the Bears scored 19 straight and held MIT without a field goal for over 10 minutes.

Jeff Prebeck gave Coast Guard (13-4, 4-3) the lead for good at 47-45 on his only basket of the game with 9:32 left. Sowers, who finished with a career-high 27 points, scored five straight and then Johnson scored five straight before Sowers knocked down a pair of free throws with 4:39 left as the Bears led 59-45.

Mike DAuria, who led MIT with 19 points, made two of three free throws with 3:58 left to end the Bears 19-0 run.

Danny Kanamori hit a three-pointer with 2:25 left to make the score 59-50, the first MIT field goal since Kanamori's trey with 12:28 left in the game.

Jimmy Bartolotta had 11 points while Kanamori finished with 10 points for MIT.

Dan Sheppard had 10 rebounds for Coast Guard which won its third straight and avenged a 75-54 loss to MIT on January 5th.

Coast Guard which leads all Divisions (I, II and III) nationally in rebounding margin (+13.5) out-rebounded the Engineers 37-21.