Jan. 12, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nationally-ranked No. 2 Brandeis University defeated MIT, 67-48, in non-conference action on Wednesday night. Clara Yuan posted a team-high 11 points and two blocks as the Engineers fell to 3-6 on the year.
The Judges (10-0) never trailed in the game, scoring the first six points of the contest. Yuan put Tech on the board with a trey at 17:03. A pair of free throws from Brandeis was countered with a lay-up by Christa Margossian. The three-point deficit was a close as MIT would get as the Judges built a 20-8 advantage with 12:02 left in the half. Brandeis entered the intermission with a 37-24 lead, after tallying 15 points from the charity stripe.
The Judges continued to roll in the second stanza, extending its lead to as many as 22 points. The Engineers notched the final field goal of the game with a three-pointer by Michal Ruchelsman as time expired.
For the sixth time this season, Karen Kinnaman reached double-figures with 10 points. With three steals apiece, Kinnaman and Sharon Prange combined for two-thirds of MIT's total and eclipsed Brandeis' mark of five. Cherelle Walls and Samantha O'Keefe each grabbed six rebounds. As a team, the Engineers had the edge on the offensive glass, out-rebounding the Judges 14-10.
Brandeis was paced by Christine Clancy with a game-high 17 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the free-throw line. Amanda Wells posted a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Lauren Orlando totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks while Lauren Goyette recorded 10 points. Amanda DeMartino dished out a game-high four assists.
MIT returns to NEWMAC action on Saturday, Jan. 14 when it travels to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off.