Dec. 4, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Jamie Karraker and senior Jimmy Bartolotta each dropped in 20 points as MIT won easily at Lesley University, 76-43, on Wednesday at BB&N Gymnasium. The victory lifted the Engineers to 5-3 with two home games left before the Holiday break.
An 18-5 run to close out the first half blew open a close game and led to a 33-16 advantage for MIT at the end of the frame. Ahead 15-13 with eight minutes left in the period, Eric Zuk sparked the run with a three. The Engineers were effective at getting the ball inside and drawing contact. Bartolotta was 7-of-8 from the stripe during the stretch while Karraker and Billy Johnson added a pair of lay-ups.
Karraker, who entered the game as the team's top three-point shooter, dominated the second half of the game after continuing to get open for shots. The rookie wing finished 8-of-18 from the field en route to his career high while grabbing five boards. Johnson scored eight in the half while providing a constant inside presence for the Engineers by finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks.
MIT converted 31 points off of 24 turnovers by Lesley, which fell to 2-6 on the year.