November 22, 2008

Women's Basketball Falls to Eastern Nazarene, 57-47

Nov. 22, 2008

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eastern Nazarene College used a 20-7 run that spanned 10 minutes in the second half to pull ahead for a 57-47 win over host MIT in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Saturday. Cheryl Kwinn paced the Engineers (1-3) with 20 rebounds, 12 points, three assists, and two steals while Christine Tucker tallied 14 points, 11 assists, 10 boards, and four steals for the Crusaders (1-3).

The opening frame was tightly played as it featured eight ties and seven lead changes. A pair of free-throws by MIT’s Emily Prentice evened the contest at 23 with 1:17 on the clock. Eastern Nazarene responded with seven straight points, including a layup by Jessica Schoppee at the buzzer, for a 30-23 edge at the break.

The Crusaders recorded their first double-digit advantage (35-25) early in the second stanza. The Engineers responded by scoring 10 out of the next 12 points, coming within two on a pair of occasions, the last at 37-35 with 12:59 left to play. On its ensuing possession, Amanda Remmel drained a three-pointer that sparked Eastern Nazarene’s pivotal 20-7 run. Free throws and a trey by Amy Marshall during the final minute capped the scoring for MIT.

Marshall finished the day with 10 points as Clara Yuan totaled nine points and three assists. Alice Yeh contributed six rebounds while Jamie Simmons, Kristen Whaley, and Prentice each snagged five caroms.

Victoria Sontag notched 14 points and five steals as Remmel recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds. Schoppee rounded out the Crusaders with 11 points and nine boards.

Both squads will continue play on Tuesday, Nov. 25. MIT will travel to Lasell College while Eastern Nazarene will host Newbury College.