Friday, January 10, 2014

Engineers Start Conference Play with Win

Box Score

The MIT Engineers started off NEWMAC play in strong fashion Wednesday night, defeating Clark University 63-36.

Sophomore Justin Pedley is leading the Engineers at 15.9 points per game this season (Pic: Tom Gearty)
After holding Clark to 36 points for the game (11 in the first half), MIT now leads the nation in fewest points allowed per game (54.4). MIT's defense held the Cougars to just 18.9% shooting from the field. The Engineers are also now ranked 2nd in the nation in rebounding margin (+13.2, behind the leader at +13.6), as the Engineers out-rebounded Clark 44-31.

6'6" Russell Johnson snagged 6 boards on the night. 6'10" Lampros Tsontzos added a large presence down low (Pic: Tom Gearty)
Leading the way for Tech was 6'6" sophomore Justin Pedley, scoring inside and out for 20 points. 6'8" All-Conference selection Matt Redfield, who returned after missing two games, stuffed the stat sheet again with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Redfield is averaging a double-double on the season with 13.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg. 6'8" co-captain Andrew Acker and 6'6" sophomore Russell Johnson combined for 13 rebounds, while sophomore Ryan Frankel added 10 points and freshman sharp-shooter Dakota Pierce added 11.

Sophomore Ryan Frankel added 10 points on the night
MIT takes on #6 WPI tomorrow at 2pm.