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Wentworth Dominates Women...s Hoops 63-46 Prange...s 17 Second Half Points Not Enough

By Mindy Brauer

The MIT women’s basketball team (2-2) fell to non-conference foe Wentworth Institute of Technology (2-1) 63-46 on Tuesday night in Rockwell Cage.

The early stages of the game were closely played and featured three ties and two lead changes. A lay-up by Cheyenne Noble at 14:41 put Wentworth ahead for good.

MIT stayed within striking distance, trailing by three (16-13) with 6:43 left in the half. However, a jumper by the Leopards’ Emily Cring ended a seven-minute scoring drought from the floor and sparked a 13-5 run to close the first frame.

Wentworth carried the momentum into the second half as its lead eventually grew to 19 (51-32) with 6:36 remaining in the game.

The Engineers responded with eight unanswered points over the next two minutes that cut their deficit to 11. The Leopards ended the comeback attempt with back-to-back three pointers from Cring and Chelsea Proulx.

Sharon M. Prange ’07 scored 17 second-half points en route to a career-high total of 19 to go along with nine rebounds. Kimberly E. Soo Hoo ’08 bolstered MIT’s offense with 12 points and four assists.

For WIT, Cring notched a double-double on 15 points and 10 rebounds while Noble totalled 16 points, nine boards, and four steals. Michelle Fauci grabbed a game-high six steals while Julie Scheel dished out four assists.

Next up for MIT will be its first road game of the season on Thursday, Nov. 30 when it travels to Emerson College for a 7:00 p.m. game.