MIT's Karen Kinnaman Sets Career Mark in Loss to Coast Guard

Jan. 8, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT women's basketball team fell to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 59-28, in its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) season-opener on Saturday afternoon. Karen Kinnaman paced the Engineers (3-5, 0-1 NEWMAC) with nine points and a career-high 14 rebounds. The Bears' Lis Bosma led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor.

Coast Guard (6-3, 2-0 NEWMAC) registered the first basket 43 seconds in the contest when Kira Peterson found Bosma for a jumper in the paint. After being held scoreless for the next four minutes, the Peterson-Bosma connection returned, tallying back-to-back baskets. Christa Margossian put Tech on the scoreboard shortly after entering the game at the 14:19 mark. The Bears rattled off nine unanswered points until Sharon Prange ignited a run for MIT, which brought the Engineers within three (16-13) with 4:40 left in the frame. Coast Guard responded by outscoring Tech down the stretch, taking a 22-15 lead at the intermission on a lay-up by Lis Bosma at the buzzer.

The Bears carried the momentum into the second frame, quickly building a double-digit lead after five minutes had expired. On the ensuing possession, Jasmin Moghbeli connected on a pass from Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo, cutting the lead to eight (27-19) and marking the Engineers' last basket until the 7:44 mark.

Jordan Wirfs-Brock collected a career-high eight rebounds for MIT while Michal Ruchelsman totaled seven caroms. Sharon Prange and Joanna Natsios each notched two steals while Prange added six points.

Coast Guard's Kira Peterson dished out a game-high seven assists while scoring five points. Holly Bucheit finished with a team-high seven boards along with a game-high two blocks. DeCarol Davis scored eight points and added two steals off the bench.

The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. when it hosts Brandeis University.