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Women's Hoops Loses on the Road

By Thomas Kettler
Staff Reporter

Last week, the women's basketball team lost two games on the road, first to Wheaton Thursday by a score of 104-70, and to Western New England College Saturday, 76-64. The games left the women's team 6-11 overall and 0-4 in the New England Women's 8 Conference.

Against Wheaton, MIT wasn't in the game through the first half, falling asymptotically far behind, 63-37 at halftime. Although the Engineers played better defense in the second half, it was too late as Wheaton cruised to the league victory.

Overall, MIT shot only 40 percent from the floor while allowing Wheaton to shoot 54 percent. The Engineers had their best day from the free throw line, averaging 70 percent, but the effort was not enough.

In individual scoring, Kristin Ratliff '95 led the team in scoring with 18 points. Also scoring in double figures were Mari Casserberg '94 with 17 points, Sarah Davis '97 with 13, and C.J. Doane '95 with 10. Casserberg led the team in rebounds with 10 boards, while Ratliff added eight.

Jenn Boyle '96 tied with Doane for the team lead in assists with three. Doane also made four steals.

In the game against WNEC, the team fell behind once again, trailing at the half, 44-26. While the Engineers made a comeback effort in the second half, they ran out of time, and the opponent was already too far ahead.

Doane led the team with 19 points, while Casserberg contributed 15 and Ratliff 10.