CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Torie Sutherland had all of her team-high 14 points and eight rebounds in the first half and four players scored in double figures leading Coast Guard to a 61-52 win over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Coast Guard improves to a 14-3 overall and 10-3 in the conference while MIT drops to a 7-11 overall and 4-9 in the NEWMAC. The Bears also improve to 8-1 on the road this season.
Junior Brittney Zimmerman finished with 13 points and a team-high four assists, sophomore Meghan Fornaro added all of her 12 points in the second half, and junior Jamie Waterman added ten points and eight rebounds in the win for Coast Guard.
Senior Kaitlin Ward capped an 8-0 run with a pair of hoops for the Bears as Coast Guard opened up a 40-30 lead with 12:57 left.
MIT would get as close as six in the second half at 42-36 with 9:05 left, but the Bears would use a 10-2 run to put the game away taking their largest lead of the game, 52-38 lead with 4:46 left.
Coast Guard shot 35.7 percent from the field (20-56) and made just two of 14 from behind the arc while MIT shot 38.6 percent from the floor (22-57) and made just one of seven from 3-point range.
The Bears lead by as many as five in the first half at 13-8 with 12:39 left before the Engineers answered with a 8-2 spurt to take a 16-15 lead with 7:16 left in the opening stanza.
Coast Guard held a 27-26 lead at halftime powered by 14 points and eight rebounds from Sutherland.
MIT shot 40 percent from the floor in the first half (12-30) while the Bears shot 30 percent from the field in the first half (9-30).
Sabrina Drammis led MIT with 18 points and nine rebounds.
"We had a great team effort today against MIT with four players in double figures," said head coach Alex Ivanscheck. "We outrebounded MIT and shot very well from the free throw line. Overall it was a good win."
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday when they host Clark in a NEWMAC game at 7:30 p.m.