Women's Basketball Drops Tough Game at Mount Holyoke

Jan. 19, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Karen Kinnaman played every minute in MIT's 58-40 loss to Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday night, finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists. The Engineers now stand at 3-8 on the year and 0-3 in NEWMAC action.

The Lyons overpowered Tech during the first 10 minutes of the contest, taking a 17-2 lead. On MIT's next possession, a three-pointer by Michal Ruchelsman was followed by a jumper in the paint by Kinnaman. Mount Holyoke countered with a pair of free throws and back-to-back baskets, extending its margin to 18 (25-7) with 5:11 remaining in the half. For the second game in a row, Cherelle Walls sparked a run for the Engineers. A free throw and basket by Walls, coupled with baskets by Kinnaman and Jasmin Moghbeli helped MIT outscore the Lyons, 7-2, to bring the score at halftime to 27-14.

Mount Holyoke opened the second stanza with a basket before being held scoreless for the next four minutes. During that time, Tech rattled off seven unanswered points to come within eight (29-21). A pair of lay-ups by the Lyons ended the drought and returned their lead to double-digits. Both squads traded baskets on their next possessions. MIT cut the margin down to seven (35-28) with a lay-up by Sharon Prange and three-pointer from Kinnaman. This would be as close as the Engineers would get as Mount Holyoke went on a 23-12 run to close the game.

Michal Ruchelsman and Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo each tallied nine points, while Soo Hoo added four assists and four steals. Cherelle Walls collected seven rebounds and two blocks while Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Sharon Prange each grabbed five caroms.