Jan. 8, 2005
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.
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.