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Casserberg Breaks Scoring Record

By Michelle Green
Team Member

The women's basketball team captured their first victory in the New England Women's Eight Conference Saturday with a win over Smith College, 6551. But that was not the only first of the day - forward Mari Casserberg '94 broke the women's top scoring record, ending the game with 1,189 points, beating the 1,177-point record previously held by Maureen Fahey '90.

The team came back from a one-point deficit to dominate in the second half. MIT's strong defense proved to be too much for Smith, and the Engineers doubled their field goal percentage to 50 percent in the second half. Smith, on the other hand, fell from shooting 31 percent to 20 percent.

Foul shots made the difference during the game. MIT scored 19 points from the line as opposed to Smith's 6 points.

Forward C.J. Doane '95 lead the team with 16 points. Casserberg's 13 was second highest, and guard Sarah Davis '97 also scored in double figures with 12.

Casserberg did lead the team in rebounding, as she grabbed 10 boards, for a double-double. Center Kristin Ratliff '95 and guard Amy MacKay '97 tied for second, with eight rebounds.

The Engineers began post-season play on Wednesday night, with the first round of the NEW 8 Conference Tournament at Babson College.