Sports Shorts

MIT Women’s Basketball
defeats Wentworth

In the first game of the season, MIT snagged a huge win over Wentworth, 73-40. The Engineers energetically began the game with a 15 point lead and continued the momentum throughout the rest of the game. Not only was the offensive front impressive, with Mari R. Kordell ’15 netting 18 points, but the strong defense helped MIT maintain the gap. MIT’s 6 blocks and 13 steals compared to Wentworth’s 1 block and 1 steal demonstrate how aggressively the Engineers remained. MIT also made a great effort to keep the turnover rate low, 11 vs. Wentworth’s 22, and capitalized on that effort, scoring 24 points off turnovers vs. Wentworth’s 8. MIT’s highest lead of the night was 68-64 with 10 points from Alexxis R. Isaac ’15 and 9 each from Rachel A. Hunt ’14 and Lauren S. Burton ’13. With 22 additional points off the bench and 22 second chance points, the Engineers had an impressive start to the season. Their 73-40 victory is the second highest margin by which the team has ever won a season-opener, falling second only to a 72-35 win over Eastern Nazarene College. The Engineers will next play in the Emerson College Tip Off Tournament from November 19–20.

—Katie Bodner, Sports Staff