Engineers defeat Springfield College in a close battle, 51-50

On Saturday, the MIT Women’s Basketball team made a remarkable comeback against Springfield College, winning 51-50. MIT has not beaten Springfield since 2003, and with this win they bring their record for the season to 10-12 (the highest since 2008). Springfield dominated the first half, with MIT trailing 27-17 at halftime. However, the Engineers were able to capitalize on Springfield’s turnovers in the second half and outscored the Pride 34-23. This win was not sealed until the end — actually, until after the clock had stopped. Alexxis R. Isaac ’15 made two free throws at the very end of the game to complete this comeback victory. Other notable players from the game include freshman Mari R. Kordell, who made 19 points to become the high scorer for the game, and Anna L. Merrifield ’13 who had seven assists. The Engineers will play Wheaton on Wednesday to hopefully continue their NEWMAC winning streak.

—Sarah Weir, Sports Editor