NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Christina Antonakakis came off the bench and had 18 of her career-high tying and game-high 22 points in the second half leading MIT to a 73-65 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Senior Day at the Academy
MIT improves to 18-7 and 12-4 in the NEWMAC while the Bears finish the season 7-18 overall and 5-11 in conference play.
Kylie Gallagher added 19 points while Taylor V'Dovec finished with 12 points in the win for MIT. Kara Holinski led the team with seven rebounds and seven assists. The Engineers did most of their damage in the paint outscoring the Bears 42-20 while taking advantage of 27 Coast Guard turnovers.
Micaela Martinelli led Coast Guard with 14 points while Kyra Hartman (11) and Annabella Farabaugh (10) also scored in double figures for the Bears. Breanna Wood had a game-high 12 rebounds to go with her eight points and team-high five assists.
In a game that saw 18 lead changes and the Bears played for their NEWMAC tournament lives, the Bears led 56-55 with 7:52 left following a layup by Wood.
MIT would score eight straight taking a 63-56 lead with 4:50 remaining and hold on for the win.
Coast Guard led 19-14 after one quarter before MIT used a 10-2 spurt to start the second quarter taking a 24-21 lead with 5:34 left in the half. MIT led 31-26 before a 7-2 run by Coast Guard knotted the game 33-33 at half.
The Bears scored the first five points of the second half to match their largest lead of the game, 38-33, the game was tied 50-50 after three quarters.
MIT shot 42.6 percent (29-68) in the win while connecting on 6 of 22 from 3-point range while the Bears were 21 of 56 from the floor (37.5 percent) and shot a season-high 62.5 percent from 3-point range hitting 10 of 16 with Martinelli and Zoe Riis-Fallica each going 3 for 5 from downtown.
Martinelli and Johanna Moolenaar played in the final games of their Coast Guard careers. Martinelli leaves with 954 points, 12th all-time at Coast Guard and her 531 rebounds are the 14th most in program history.
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February 19, 2019 Farabaugh Named to NEWMAC All-Academic Team
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February 9, 2019 Bears Win Key Road Game at Wellesley
February 6, 2019 Clark Hangs on for Victory Over Bears
February 2, 2019 Bears Fall to Emerson in OT
January 30, 2019 Bears Fall to Engineers
January 23, 2019 Bears Fall to Smith
January 19, 2019 Wheaton Uses Strong First Half in Victory Over Bears
January 16, 2019 Martinelli Scores Career-High in Victory Over Clark
January 12, 2019 Riis-Fallica Scores Career-High in Loss to Babson
January 10, 2019 Bears Win at Mount Holyoke
January 8, 2019 Bears Fall to Springfield in Tuesday Matinee
January 5, 2019 Bears Comeback Falls Short
January 2, 2019 Elizabethtown Holds on for Victory Over Bears
December 30, 2018 Bears Fall in Final Seconds to William Peace
December 8, 2018 Bears Fall in First NEWMAC Setback
December 3, 2018 Puddington Named NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Week
December 3, 2018 Big Second Half Carries Trinity Past Bears
December 1, 2018 Six Players Score Double Figures in Win over Wheaton
November 28, 2018 Bears Tie School-Record with 101 Points in NEWMAC Opening Win
November 25, 2018 Bears Drop Non-Conference Game at Conn. College
November 18, 2018 Bears Fall to Endicott
November 17, 2018 Bears Fall at UMass Dartmouth
November 14, 2018 Martinelli, Hartman Lead Bears to Win in Home Opener
November 10, 2018 Bears Drop Season Opener
November 5, 2018 2018-19 Women's Basketball Preview
August 13, 2018 O'Donnell Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach