CAMBRIDGE, MASS.--(1/28/12)--Sixth-ranked MIT scored the game's first 10 points and cruised to an 80-55 win over visiting Coast Guard in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)game.
With the win, the Engineers improve to 18-1 and 6-1 in league play. The Bears fall to 7-10 and are 1-6 in the NEWMAC.
Junior Mitchell Kates and senior Noel Hollingsworth led the way for Tech, with Kates scoring 21 points to go along with four assists. Hollingsworth picked up a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Jamie Karraker connected on five shots from three-point range for 15 points.
David Anderson was Coast Guard's leading scorer with 12 points while junior captain Greg Marshall was also in double-figures with 10.
The Cardinal and Gray limited the Bears to just 30.5% shooting from the field while forcing 15 turnovers. MIT also had a 47-29 advantage on the glass.
Kates found Karraker on the wing for a three-ball right off the opening tip, giving the Engineers a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the afternoon. Kates knocked down one of his five trifectas and Hollingsworth and junior Will Tashman added buckets during the opening 10-0 spurt.
Coast Guard would cut into the deficit over the next two and a half minutes, getting as close as three points, 14-11, following a Trip Fernandes' three-pointer at the 14:31 mark. The hosts would respond, however, with a 12-3 run to stretch the lead back into double-digits. Coast Guard would get no closer than seven the rest of the way, as MIT swept the season series with the Bears for second time in three seasons.
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