MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Ten different players scored for Milwaukee School of Engineering as it knocked off Caltech 77-49 Saturday evening in the season opener for the Beavers.
Traveling via plane for the first time in five seasons, Caltech saw MSOE jump out to an 11-0 lead less than four minutes into the contest, forcing a Beaver timeout. The Raiders continued their momentum as they built their first half lead to as large as 39-11 with just over five minutes left in the first half.
In the first 20 minutes of action, Caltech was held to 6-of-29 from the field (20.6 percent) while the home team nailed 16 of its 32 field goal attempts in building the lead.
During the final half, MSOE continued its scoring push and never let the Beavers get closer than 20 points the rest of the way.
Rebounding proved to be a big story as the Raiders posted a 53-27 edge on the glass, mainly because of Caltech's field goal miscues; however, offensive boards for MSOE translated into a 27-11 advantage on second chance points.
The Beavers tied a program record as they blocked eight shots and forced 17 MSOE turnovers while only recording 13 turnovers themselves. Caltech also earned assists on 12 of its 17 field goals. Cramer had five.
Caltech will face USMMA in today's consolation contest at MSOE All Engineers Classic at 11:00 a.m.