The women’s basketball team continued its scintillating form as it thoroughly outclassed Bard College at the East Campus Arena. Senior Hillary McKinley led all scorers with 15 points while sophomore Kyleigh Oliveira and freshman Meg Denison added 14 and 11 points, respectively. In total, 13 players scored points for RPI.
Three minutes into the game RPI was already up 10-0 and they continued to press. The Engineers dominated the entire first half in all phases of the game, shooting over 60 percent from the field and limiting Bard to just 10 points the entire half while racking up 50 of their own.
After the break, the pressure continued as RPI scored the first 18 points of the half. After a series of Bard possessions made the game 73-18 with 7:46 remaining, the Engineers stepped on the gas yet again and did not allow their opponents to score for the next six minutes. In that time the Engineers scored another 14 points. The game would finish 89-22 in favor of the home team.
Last night, the Engineers defeated Vassar College in a 65-59 decision in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Once again, Wetmore led all players with 19 points.
The team’s fourth win in a row brings RPI’s overall record to 13-7 while its Liberty League record stands at 7-4. Out of its final five games, the matchups against the Rochester Institute of Technology and Clarkson University should be the most challenging for the Engineers, as they are the only teams remaining that have beat Rensselaer this season. RPI hopes that it can continue its win streak until the end of the season and start with upcoming games against RIT and William Smith College.