CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's basketball team traveled to the MIT Engineers Saturday afternoon for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) re-match. As was the case in the first meeting, the Engineers, who are receiving votes in the D3hoops.com National Poll, were victorious, earning a 75-67 win over the guests.
The Lyons were led by Quinton Dale and Riley Tetreault who each netted a team-high 15 points, while David Carbonello chipped in 11 points. Junior Ryan Fogarty nearly ended the contest with a double-double, knocking down nine points and collecting a team-high nine rebounds.
Cameron Korb paced the Engineers with a game-high 17 points, while AJ Jurko added 15 points in the win. Tim Roberts added 13 points and a team-high nine boards.
MIT captured an early 12-6 lead throughout the opening five minutes, before the Lyons pulled within one courtesy of a Dale layup with 11:49 on the clock. The Engineers quickly increased their cushion to five, 23-17, moments later. Wheaton was once again able to pull within a point, this time on a layup by Carbonello with under eight minutes left in the half. The two sides continued to battle it out the rest of the way, but it was the Engineers who took the advantage, 37-33, into the locker room.
Wheaton continued to battle in the second half, tying the contest on several occasions, including at 49-49 with 11:45 on the clock following a three from Tetreault. The Engineers followed with a 15-2 run that gave the hosts its largest lead of the game at 64-51. The Lyons continued to chip away at the deficit, eventually cutting the advantage to six, 67-61, with 2:29 remaining. Despite the efforts the Lyons were unable to stop the Engineers down the stretch.
Wheaton returns to Emerson Gymnasium for its final home game of the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 15 against WPI for a 7 p.m. tip.