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Women's Hoopsters Play Well to Edge Out Wentworth 62-58

By Martin Duke
sports columnist

The women's basketball team overcame two 13-point deficits to defeat the Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards 6258 Thursday at Rockwell Cage.

The main hero of the game for the Engineers was Sarah Davis '97, who hit a game-tying 3-pointer with under five minutes to play and had a key block to snuff out the last Wentworth shot. She finished with 19 points.

Another big shot was scored by Vicky Best '98, who put MIT in the lead for good with a basket just after Davis' block. After an uncharacteristically quiet first half for Best, she finished with five points.

Wentworth built its leads by consistently getting the ball inside to their center Rebecca Morris, who finished with 19 points. Morris had to sit down with four fouls, however, providing an opening for the Engineers.

A previous MIT run had fallen three points short, but this time the clutch scoring of Davis, Best, and Vicky Canto-Ponce '00 off the bench secured the victory for the Engineers. Katie Spayde '99 was second on the team in scoring with 12 points.

With the win, MIT improves its record to a solid 32. They play Simmons College next on Tuesday at 7 p.m.