BRUNSWICK — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s women’s basketball team (5-5) shot 64 percent from the field en route to a 84-71 victory over Bates College (6-4) on Tuesday afternoon in the opening game of the 2014 Coastal Maine Classic hosted by Bowdoin College.

Sabrina Drammis led the way for MIT with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Maya Ramachandran scored 20 points with nine caroms and two blocks, while Liana Ilutzi (15 points) and Osheiza Otori (13 points) also saw double figures.

Bates was paced by 19 points from senior captain Molly Brown, while sophomore Allie Coppola had her fourth double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

First-year forward and forward Freeport High School standout Nina Davenport, a recent transfer to Bates, scored 14 points in her collegiate debut, while sophomore Bernadette Connors also notched 14.

The Engineers were red hot from the field, connecting on 74 percent of their shots in the opening frame. The Bobcats were able to stay within striking distance, forcing 10 MIT turnovers while connecting on five 3-pointers to trim the lead to just 41-39 at intermission.

Action will continue today at Bowdoin as Bates will play Clark University at 2 p.m.