Coast Guard Defeats MIT, 78-52
Jan. 7, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - A dominating performance from three-point range helped lead the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to a 78-52 win over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's basketball action on Saturday. The Bears (3-4, 2-0 NEWMAC) made 14-of-29 shots from behind the arc while shooting 9-of 24 from the floor. Jen Makowski came off the bench to finish with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including five treys, for Coast Guard. Kimberly Soo Hoo paced the Engineers (3-5, 0-2 NEWMAC) with 12 points and six assists.
Tech maintained a six-point lead for the first five minutes of the contest until threes from DeCarol Davis and Laura Hutchinson knotted the game at 10-10. A pair of lay-ups by Karen Kinnaman and a free-throw from Sharon Prange put MIT ahead by five. Coast Guard tallied seven unanswered points, resulting in its first lead at the 8:54 mark. Baskets from Clara Yuan and Soo Hoo put the Engineers up, 19-17, within a minute. The Bears took the lead for good on a trey from Makowski at 7:05, sparking an 8-0 run during the next 1:30. Coast Guard entered the intermission with a 36-27 advantage.
MIT quickly got on the scoreboard in the second stanza, with Soo Hoo sinking a jumper after four seconds had expired. Davis countered with a three-pointer for a 39-29 lead. The Engineers cut the deficit to one in a span of two minutes. The Bears responded with an eight-point spurt that ended with 12:38 remaining on the clock. Jumpers from Soo Hoo and Andrea Dooley brought Tech within five (47-42) two minutes later. However, it would be as close as MIT would get after a four-point play by Makowski at 9:46 shifted the momentum to Coast Guard. The Bears went on to outscore the Engineers, 27-10, to close the game.
Yuan finished with 11 points for Tech while Kinnaman and Samantha O'Keefe each contributed eight. Prange paced MIT on the boards with seven rebounds as Kinnaman collected six.
Natalie Moyer and Davis also finished with double-figures in scoring for Coast Guard. Moyer posted 21 points, including a 10-of-11 performance from the free-throw line, and added six rebounds and four steals. Davis totaled 14 points while Mary Arvidson grabbed a team-high seven caroms. Hutchinson and Arvidson both dished out five assists.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m. when it travels to Brandeis University.