NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Senior Chris Rodgers had game-highs of 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while WPI used a 25-3 run which spanned both halves as the Engineers beat Coast Guard 90-64 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
WPI would outscore the Bears 13-2 to end the first half and 12-1 to begin the second half to open up a 53-35 lead with 15:56 left. The Engineers never looked back and led by as many as 31.
Coast Guard held a 32-28 lead with 4:47 left in the first half before the 13-2 run gave WPI a 41-34 lead at halftime.
Senior Aaron Todd (15), freshman Reid Walker (12) and freshman Jake Needleman (10) also scored in double figures for WPI which improved to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in the NEWMAC.
Sophomore Justin Kane led Coast Guard with 12 points and nine rebounds while classmate Noah Baldez added 10 points for the Bears, who drop 8-5 overall and 0-4 in conference play.
WPI shot 53.5 percent in the win (38-71) and made 9 of 27 from 3-point range while the Bears shot 36.8 percent (21-57) and connected on 6 of 16 from beyond the arc. WPI held a 43-31 edge on the boards.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday when they host Clark at 7:00.