Women's Basketball Defeats Endicott, 65-57

Kylie Gallagher
Courtesy of Alex Shukoff


- Score: MIT 65, Endicott College 57

- Records: MIT (2-0); Endicott (0-1)

- Location: Beverly, Mass. (MacDonald Gymnasium)

- The Lead: Powered by a pair of 20-point performances, the MIT women's basketball team defeated Endicott College, 65-57, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) totaled 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) posted 20 points and four assists for the Engineers.


- The first quarter and a half were a back-and-forth affair as there were six lead changes and four ties. Trailing 22-20, two free throws by Gallagher sparked a 13-0 run during the final 4:34 of the second quarter that gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish.

- The Engineers maintained a comfortable cushion throughout the third quarter as a jumper by senior Kristen Ngan (Sudbury, Mass.) created a 53-37 advantage with four seconds left in the frame.

- A layup by Gallagher 34 seconds into the final quarter resulted in MIT's largest lead of the day. However, Endicott battled back, closing the gap to 59-52 with 3:11 left to play. A layup from senior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) on the Engineers' next trip down the court and then a free throw by senior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) a minute later reestablished the double-digit lead.

- An exchange of baskets ensued as a three-pointer by the Gulls trimmed the deficit to 64-57 with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Freshman Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) capped by the scoring by making the first of two free throws with three ticks left.


- Ngan finished with nine points and two blocks while Antonakakis dished out a game-high eight assists.

- Senior Sophie Gershon (New York, N.Y.) produced six rebounds and three blocks coming off the bench.


- MIT will visit the University of Chicago where it will play Heidelberg University on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 p.m. Central).


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