Babson Defeats MIT In Women's Hoops

Feb. 1, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Babson College proved to be too much to handle for MIT, as the Beavers posted a 72-49 win over the Engineers in NEWMAC action on Tuesday night. Babson's Caitlin Boulier led all scorers with 18 points, shooting 6-of-10 from the floor including nailing 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Karen Kinnaman paced MIT with 16 points and three steals.

Suzy Ward put the Beavers (11-8, 7-1 NEWMAC) on the scoreboard first with a bucket in the paint. Christa Margossian knotted the game with a pair of free throws. A basket by Kinnaman put the Engineers (3-13, 0-8 NEWMAC) ahead at 17:39. Almost 30 seconds later, Boulier drained a three-pointer, giving Babson the lead for good. The Beavers went on to outscore MIT, 34-10, resulting in a 39-14 advantage at halftime.

The Engineers opened the second stanza with a 9-3 run during the first six minutes. A pair of free throws and a trey from Ward ended the scoring spree. MIT would not give up as it bounced back from its first-half shooting woes by nailing 11-of-22 (.500) from the floor and 11-of-18 (.611) from the charity stripe. As a result, the Engineers outscored Babson, 35-33, in the second frame.

Christa Margossian finished the night with 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds for MIT. Michal Ruchelsman tallied eight points while Sharon Prange and Cherelle Walls each grabbed four boards.

Suzy Ward and Caitlin Fenn both posted 11 points while Fenn totaled three steals. Meredith Hellen dished out a game-high six assists and collected four steals. Val Alexander notched eight points and five rebounds coming off the bench.

The next game for MIT will be on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 p.m. when it travels to Tufts University.