Cambridge, Mass.-- Coast Guard men's basketball dropped a 75-54 setback at #6 MIT on Wednesday night in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. The Bears drop to 14-7 overall and 5-6 in conference play. MIT improves to 20-2 overall and 10-1 in the NEWMAC.
Sophomore Hamilton Forsythe led the Engineers with 22 points, going 7-12 from the field and 5-8 from three-point range. Classmate Ian Hinkley added15 points and senior Tim Roberts chipped in with 13. Bradley Jomard and Hinkley both had seven rebounds for MIT.
Junior Noah Baldez led the Bears with eight points and one assist. Seniors Luke Daniels, Bryce Schroeder, junior Packy Witkowski and Sean Graytok all added six points each and J.T. Cox had a team-high 5 rebounds.
MIT opened the game on a 12-2 run in the opening six minutes of play. Baldez made a layup and senior Bryce Schroeder sunk a jumper to cut the Bears deficit, 17-10. At 13:10 Ian Hinkley scored from behind the arc, that sparked an 18-0 run capped off by a Forsythe three at 6:13 to extend the Engineers lead, 38-10. Garrett Drummond cut the Engineers lead in half, 50-25 when he made a layup in the final seconds of the half. MIT was 10-16 from three point range in the first half and 17-31 from the field.
Justin Kane scored the first three points of the half as the Bears trailed 50-28. Hinkley sunk a three pointer at 17:07 to spark a 17-5 run, extending their lead 72-39. Coast Guard outscored the Engineers 29-25 in the second half but MIT had put the game away with a 75-54 final.
Coast Guard shot 17- 52 (32.7%) from the field and had 32 rebounds. MIT shot 25-56 (44.6%) from the field and 13-28 (46.4%) from three-point range.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 PM when they host Clark University.