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Women Hoopsters Dominate Bisons

By Thomas Kettler
Staff Reporter

In their best performance of the season, the women's basketball team obliterated the Nichols College Lady Bisons by a score of 7239 Tuesday night at Rockwell Cage. The nonconference victory made the team 107 overall for the season.

The Engineers started the game in explosive fashion with a 142 run in the first six minutes highlighted by nine points by Sarah Davis '97. The teams traded baskets for the next seven minutes until a 100 run got the Lady Bisons to within four at 2420 with 4 minutes, 54 seconds left in the half.

MIT answered that run with an 110 run with Davis scoring six of the points to get a 3520 lead with 54 seconds left. A final field goal by Nichols gave a 35-22 halftime score.

The Lady Bisons would get no closer than 13 for the game since MIT started another 100 run in the first four minutes of the second half to make a 45-22.

During this time, a scary incident occurred when Nichols' Karolyn White got hit squarely in the jaw by an elbow. The shot resulted in a stoppage of the game as the Lady Bison coaches and trainer examined White. Thankfully, she left the court under her own power but could not play for any of the rest of the game and had ice packs to her face for the remainder of the match.

From that point on, Nichols never came closer than 21, while MIT got a lead as large as 34 with 22 seconds left, after a field goal by Amy MacKay '97 at 7238. A final free throw by the Lady Bisons resulted in the final score, 7239.

The difference in the game was turnovers and offensive rebounds. An uncharacteristic MIT press created havoc for Nichols and resulted in 25 Lady Bison turnovers.

Also, 22 offensive rebounds for the Engineers made up for the 38 percent shooting from the floor. By contrast, Nichols did far worse from the field at 27 percent.

Davis had the best day of anyone. She made 9 of 11 shots from the floor and sank 5 of 6 from the line, to score a total of 24 points. She also contributed nine steals which resulted in fast break opportunities.

Kristin Ratliff '95 also finished in double figures with 12 points while Amy MacKay had 10 rebounds.