CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A 17-2 run during the
first six minutes of the second half helped power Babson College to
a 75-30 win over host MIT in a New England Women’s and
Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball
game on Wednesday. Becky Bowman, one of four Beavers to reach
double-digits, notched 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in addition to
five assists and five steals. Aparna Sud posted 17 points for the
Engineers (2-6, 0-3 NEWMAC) in her second straight double-digit
Babson (6-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) recorded nine unanswered points during the opening 2:14 of the contest. MIT battled back, narrowing its deficit to seven (17-10) on a three-pointer by Sud at the 7:21 mark. The Beavers countered with eight straight points in a span of four minutes to extend their advantage. On the Engineers’ next trip down the court, Dorota Chapko drained a pair of free throws to cap the first-half scoring as the visitors entered the break with a 25-12 advantage.
In the Beavers’ pivotal 17-2 second-half run, Bowman registered seven points followed by six from Sarah Collins and four from Nicole Wurderman. A pair of free throws by Anna Merrifield and a three-point play from Lauren Simmons ended the Engineers’ scoring drought, but it would not be enough as Babson maintained control of the game.
Simmons finished with five points as Merrifield added four points and two blocks. Kristen Whaley and Marissa Good each collected four rebounds while Chapko and Erica Pino both grabbed two steals.
Wurdeman tallied 11 rebounds, 10 points, and three blocks as Kelsey Olivere totaled 11 points, four rebounds, and three steals in 11 minutes of action. Collins bolstered the Beavers’ outing with 10 points and five boards.
Both squads will continue conference play on Friday, Dec. 11 in their final action before the holiday break. MIT will travel to Wellesley College while Babson hosts WPI.