Women's Basketball Defeats Anna Maria, 73-55

Nov. 21, 2006

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A 20-point run during a five-minute span in the second half helped propel MIT to a 73-55 victory over Anna Maria College in a non-conference women's basketball game on Tuesday night. Christa Margossian posted 18 points and a game-high 20 rebounds, marking the second time this season she totaled 20 boards for the Engineers (2-1).

MIT opened the game with seven unanswered points before a pair of free throws by Juliana Eagles put the Amcats (0-1) on the board 2:18 into the contest. Meghan DePatsy cut the deficit to three (7-4) almost a minute later, but the Engineers responded with a 15-5 run that ended on Margossian's lay up with 6:40 on the clock. Tech entered the intermission with a 33-23 advantage, however, despite struggling from the floor, Anna Maria stayed within striking distance on strong free-throw shooting as it tallied 14 points from the charity stripe.

The Amcats found success from the floor early in the second stanza as they narrowed the margin to six (37-31) at the 14:14 mark. Anna Maria maintained its offensive pressure, trailing 48-40 with 8:52 to go. A minute later, Michal Ruchelsman's jumper sparked MIT's pivotal run that sealed the game.

Sharon Prange posted 15 points and nine rebounds as Clara Yuan registered 11 points for the Engineers. Samantha O'Keefe contributed 10 points coming off the bench as Kimberly Soo Hoo dished out six assists.

Tina Oliveri led all scorers with 20 points while Meghan DePatsy notched 15 points and 10 rebounds. Juliana Eagles posted 13 points as Megan Bailey finished with 10 boards.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 28. MIT will host Wentworth Institute of Technology at 7:00 p.m. while Anna Maria will travel to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a 5:30 p.m. start.