January 21, 2008

Engineers Battle Babson in 69-52 Loss

Jan. 21, 2008

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - An early 17-0 run by Babson College proved to be the difference in its 69-52 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women's basketball game on Saturday. With the loss, the Engineers' ledger moved to 6-7 on the year and 0-3 in conference play.

Each side traded baskets to start the contest with Kelsey Cappelle posting the equalizer (6-6) after four minutes elapsed. Following their own timeout on the ensuing possession, the Beavers began their string of 17 straight points which spanned over six minutes of play. MIT slowly chipped away at the deficit to come within eight (35-27) on a pair of free throw from Clara Yuan with 51 seconds remaining. Linsey Poulson's lay-up returned Babson's advantage to double-digits just before the break.

The Engineers continued to attack in the second half, closing the gap to 11 on two occasions, the last time at 49-38 with 12:13 on the clock. The Beavers countered with seven straight points that extended their lead to 18 and put the game out of reach for the visitors.

Yuan paced MIT with 17 points as Cappelle posted 14 points, five steals, and four rebounds. Samia Mahjub bolstered the Engineers' efforts with 14 points, six boards, and three steals.