Shoup's 36 give Bucs lift

Print Article

BELOIT - Sophomore Tristan Shoup led Beloit College's Buccaneers to dominating first half and they held off a late comeback by Lawrence to post a 95-89 Midwest Conference victory Saturday afternoon.

Shoup dropped in 22 of his team-high 36 points in the first half at Flood Arena. He his hit first 10 shots and ended the contest shooting an amazing 89 percent (16-of-18).

As a team, the Bucs shot 61 percent (17-28) and outrebounded the Vikings 22-9 to build a 23-point advantage (50-27) going into the break.

The Bucs continued to roll in the second half with Mason Jones hitting two free throws at the 17:44 mark to make it 56-28 for their biggest lead of the contest.

The Vikings didn't surrender, roaring back to within three, 89-86, with 27 seconds remaining. On the next possession for the Bucs, jones converted on two free throws to seal the win.

Two freshman - Andrew Walters and Nathaniel Shead - chipped in 10 and 19 points, respectively. Jones, who finished with 15, did the majority of his damage from the free throw line, hitting 13-of-14 attempts.

The Bucs (3-18, 2-12) will look to continue their success next Wednesday when they travel to Jacksonville, Ill., to take on Illinois College at 5:30 p.m.

• WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - LAWRENCE 71, BELOIT COLLEGE 60: The host Buccaneers played the Vikings on better than even terms three of the four quarters Saturday, but the visitors owned the second quarter. Lawrence outscored the Bucs 24-11 to lead 38-25 at the break.

Beloit (3-17, 1-12) closed the gap to single digits only once in the second half, at 45-36. Lawrence quickly pushed it back to 13 at 50-37, and the Bucs never caught up.

Four Bucs scored in double figures: Candace Cunningham (17), Jaylan DUnn (14), Shelby Kline (13) and Kelly McLean (10). Cunningham also had nine boards as Beloit outrebounded Lawrence, 41-34.

The Vikings outscored the Bucs 26-13 at the free-throw line. Neither team shot well. Beloit was at 37.3 percent from the field while Lawrence was at 39.2.

Kenya Earl led the winners (7-14, 6-6) with 21 points, hitting 13-of-14 free throws.

Print Article

Read More Regional Sports

BMHS golf begins 2018 fall season

August 14, 2018 at 10:29 am | Beloit Daily News BELOIT -The Beloit Memorial girls golf team began its season with a triangular meet at Krueger-Haskell Golf Course Monday morning. The Purple Knights, fielding a team of three golfers, host Madis...

Comments

Read More

Snappers suffer ugly 13-8 defeat

August 14, 2018 at 10:26 am | Beloit Daily News BELOIT -Monday night's game at Pohlman Field wasn't for the faint of heart. It did, however, showcase the best and worst of what Class-A baseball has to offer. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers defea...

Comments

Read More

Draeving hopes to ignite Turner

August 13, 2018 at 11:26 am | Beloit Daily News BELOIT - Kenny Draeving has taken a unique journey to his current destination as one of the top quarterbacks in the Rock Valley Conference. The Beloit Turner junior saw his first extensive action a...

Comments

Read More

Bats suddenly desert Beloit

August 13, 2018 at 11:26 am | BELOIT - The Beloit Snappers have had a lot more ups than downs in the second half of the Midwest League season, but Manager Webster Garrison knows there's no letting up at this time of year. There'...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2018 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X