Engineers Drop Overtime Heartbreaker at Coast Guard

Jan. 6, 2007

Box Score

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy recorded the final six points of regulation and outscored MIT, 20-12, in overtime en route to a 62-54 win in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both teams on Saturday. The loss dropped the Engineers to 3-8 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

In the first half, MIT used a 13-2 run to take its largest lead of the game (23-11) with 3:53 on the clock. The Engineers' defense held their ground as they allowed one field goal by the Bears during a 10:30 minute span, resulting in a 23-15 lead at the break.

In the second stanza, MIT extended its advantage to 42-36 on a three-pointer from Clara Yuan with two minutes remaining in regulation. Coast Guard evened the contest with back-to-back buckets from Melissa Martinelli and two free throws by Corinne McCormack with 40.4 seconds remaining.

The Engineers posted the first five points of overtime on a pair of free throws by Yuan and a trey by Kimberly Soo Hoo in the opening minute. Natalie Moyer responded by tallying a pair of three-pointers to put the Bears ahead, 48-47, at the 3:09 mark. Aside from an additional field goal, Coast Guard notched the remainder of its points from the charity stripe, connecting on all 12 of its attempts. For the game, the Bears went 24-of-28 at the free throw line despite MIT holding a 48-38 advantage in scoring from the floor.

Sharon Prange paced MIT with 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Christa Margossian collected a game-high 13 boards. Yuan added 12 points, eight caroms, and five steals.