BELOIT—Beloit College played stifling defense Tueday night, holding visiting Illinois Institute of Technology to just 17 percent shooting from the floor (10-60) while forcing 25 turnovers in an 83-34 victory at Flood Arena..

Heading up the defensive effort were freshmen Hadja Bayo and Cora Linos who combined for nine of the team’s 11 blocks.

The Buccaneers (3-3) outscored IIT 18-7 in the first quarter and went up 39-25 by halftime. The second half was all Beloit as it held the Scarlet Hawks to just 17 points while scoring 44.

Beloit held a 19-2 advantage in points off fastbreaks and outscored ITT (2-3) by 40 in the paint. The Bucs shot 50 percent (34-68) from the field and 11-of-16 from the line.

Four Bucs scored in double figures, paced by Elizabeth Kalk with 17, including 7-of-8 free throws. Hannah Welte dropped in 14 points. Linos and Christy Melton combined to hit 12-of-17 from the field for 12 points apiece. T’Aira Boyance led Beloit with 10 rebounds and four steals.

• UP NEXT: The Bucs will host Manchester University at 2 p.m. Saturday.

• TUESDAY’S BOXSCORE: BELOIT 83, ITT 34.

ITT………. 7 10 12 5—34

Beloit…....18 21 21 23—83

ITT (fg-fga ft-fta pts)—Weaver 3-6 3-8 9, Rowan 1-8 4-6 6, Nelson 2-6 1-1 5, Sillo 1-11 0-0 3, Williams 0-5 0-0 0, Moton 1-17 4-6 6, Klemp 1-2 1-1 3, Castaneda 1-3 0-1 2, Muldrow 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 10-60 13-23 34.

BELOIT (fg-fga ft-fta)—Kalk 5-10 7-8 17, Welte 5-7 2-2 14, Buoyancy 4-6 0-2 8, Bayo 2-7 0-0 4, Ciochon 0-4 1-2 1, Linos 6-8 0-0 12, Melton 6-9 0-0 12, Olson 2-7 1-2 6, McNair 3-6 0-0 6, Murphy 1-1 0-0 3, Estrada 0-2 0-0 0, Ross 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 34-68 11-16 83.

3-pt. Goals: ITT 1-8 (Sillo 1-6, Castaneda 0-1, Muldrow 0-1), BC 4-11 (Kalk 0-1, Welte 2-4, Ciochon 0-2, Olson 1-3, Murphy 1-1. Fouled out: none. Total fouls: ITT 17, BC 25. Rebounds: ITT 37 (Weaver 9), BC 54 (Boyance 10).

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