Jan. 4, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Kimberly Eri Soo Hoo registered a team-high 10 points in MIT's 65-46 loss to SUNY Old Westbury on Tuesday night. The Panthers' Christina Squillante led all scorers with 17 points and collected 10 rebounds.
Old Westbury scored seven unanswered points during the first two minutes of the game. Tech (3-4) went on a run of its own, outscoring the Panthers 10-4 over the next six minutes to come within one point (11-10). Both squads traded baskets until Old Westbury (6-4) extended its lead to 21-15. The Engineers cut the margin to two before the back-and-forth scoring resumed. Karen Kinnaman nailed a jumper at the buzzer, ending the half with Tech trailing 29-27.
Unfortunately the momentum did not carry over into the second frame, as Old Westbury opened the stanza with a 9-0 run. MIT came within six (37-31) at the 13:01 mark, but this was as close as it would get for the Engineers due to the Panthers' stingy defense.
Tech's Michal Ruchelsman contributed eight points on 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line. Karen Kinnaman tallied seven points and a team-high eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Sharon Prange totaled six points and six boards while Adrianne Hee added six points off the bench.
Rachele Yambaye notched Old Westbury's second double-double of the night with 16 points and 18 rebounds. She also registered a game-high three blocks. Ashley Embry posted 14 points, eight rebounds and a game-high four steals.
The next game for MIT will be on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7:00 p.m. when it hosts Springfield College to open NEWMAC play.