Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kates Posts Career High as MIT Drubs Wheaton

Image Courtesy of Dawn Anderson

Mitch Kates poured in a career high 34 points, on 11-15 shooting (4-6 from 3), as MIT was able to comfortably beat Wheaton on the road this afternoon, 79-60. MIT was hot from the start of the game, building a double-digit advantage in the first 9 minutes of the contest. They would build the lead to as many as 19 in the first half, before heading to the break up 14, 48-34. MIT cruised in the second half as well, as Wheaton never got closer than 13 points and MIT lead by as many as 23.

Also playing well for MIT was Will Tashman, who had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. In addition to being his career high, the 34 points scored by Kates was also a single-game high for the Engineers this season.

More coverage of the game can be found at the official MIT Athletics website.

MIT next hosts USCGA on Wednesday, January 26th, for an 8:00 PM tip. They will look to extend their 3 game NEWMAC winning streak.