Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Wheaton
On Friday night, MIT hosted Wheaton College in a NEWMAC swimming and diving dual meet. Both the men’s and women’s teams won easily to remain undefeated on the year.
On the women’s side, Wheaton kept the competition close through the first few events, but the nationally-ranked No. 6 Engineers pulled away to secure an easy win, 186-114.
Sydney A. Giblin 12 (5:27.30), Hailey E. Kopp 13 (5:28.33) and Megan E. Tadge 13 (5:33.75) swept the 500 free. Kopp was also part of the winning 200 Free Relay (1:44.44).
Anna S. Kokensparger 13 added three more wins to her young career, including a team-record swim in the 100 Breast (1:07.83).
The No. 5 ranked men’s team dominated as well, winning nearly every event.
In the 1000 Free, MIT’s trio of Maxwell T. Pruner ‘13 (10:06.89), Michael J. Dobson 11 (10:45.45) and Eric J. Roselli 11 (10:51.25) posted MIT’s first 1-2-3 finish of the meet. In another MIT sweep, Ron Rosenberg 13 (53.40) out-reached Timothy J. Stumbaugh 12 (53.69) for a narrow win in the 100 Back; Brendan F. Liu 13 (54.49) finished just over a second later.
MIT hits the water again next weekend when the Engineers host Colby College on Saturday, January 15.
—Paul Blascovich, DAPER Staff
Hollingsworth Leads Men’s Basketball Over Babson
The nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT Men’s Basketball defeated Babson College 72-45 Saturday, behind a strong second half in which they outscored Babson 45-19.
Although the teams appeared evenly matched in the first half and Babson pulled within two points at the break, In the second half, MIT would go on a 21-2 run to put the game away.
Noel Hollingsworth 12 led MIT with 37 points. MIT shot 73.9 percent from the field while limiting Babson to 27.3 percent shooting.
With the win, MIT improves to 13-1 overall and remains undefeated against Division III opponents. They will next face WPI Wednesday night at home.
—David Zhu, Sports Editor