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Ter’Rayjanay Peppers (23) of Beloit pushes the ball upcourt chased by Parker’s Abby Blum Tuesday night.

BELOIT—The Beloit Memorial girls basketball team broke through for its second victory in Big Eight Conference play thanks to some late-game heroics Tuesday night against Janesville Parker.

The Purple Knights trailed 43-42 with 50 seconds left when Tajah Randall stole the ball and fed Ter’rayjanay Peppers for a lay-up to give them a 44-43 lead, which would turn out to be the final score.

Parker missed a 3-point try inside of 10 seconds and when the Knights came down with the rebound, victory was theirs.

Peppers had a terrific game, connecting on four 3-pointers en route to 16 points. Ari Renteria and Jackie Pabst each had seven points. Randall finished with six.

Abby Blum led Parker with 12 points.

BELOIT MEMORIAL 44, PARKER 43

Parker

Beloit Memorial 19;25;44

Parker— Rosga 0 1-3 1, Ayers 1 1-1 5, Shelton 3 2-3 9, Luck 3 2-3 10, Booth 2 0-0 4, Demrow 0 2-2 2, Blum 4 0-2 12. Totals: 13 8-14 43.

Beloit— Randall 3 0-0 6, Wisdom Burner 1 1-2 3, Thomas 0 2-4 2, Drucker 1 1-2 3, Peppers 6 0-0 16, Renteria 3 0-1 7, Pabst 2 3-6 7. Totals— 16 7-17 44.

3-pointers: Parker 8 (Blum 4, Luck 2, Shelton, Ayers). Beloit 5 (Peppers 4, Renteria). Total Fouls: Parker 18, Beloit 17.

• BOYS BASKETBALL: BIG FOOT 69, MCFARLAND 67: Big Foot’ put together a second half to remember. The Chiefs trailed by eight at halftime but scored 46 second-half points to rally on the road and beat McFarland 69-67 in a Rock Valley Conference game.

Big Foot improved to 4-12 overall and 2-10 in the RVC. McFarland is 9-7 and 7-5.

Mason Bennett scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the decisive second half for Big Foot, which also got 15 from Jack Gillingham, 13 from Gus Foster and 12 from Tyler Wilson.

The Chiefs avenged an 80-56 loss to the Spartans in the teams’ first meeting.

BIG FOOT 69, McFARLAND 67

Big Foot (69)—Bennett 4-6-17, Demco 3-0-6, Greco 1-0-2, Peterson 2-0-4, Gillingham 7-1-15, Foster 5-2-13, Wilson 5-2-12. Totals: 27-11-69.

McFarland (67)—Nihols 0-2-2, Pavelec 5-0-14, Werwinski 4-2-11, Larson 3-2-9, Vogel 3-0-7, Hanson 8-3-20, Kussow 1-2-4. Totals: 24-11-67.

Big Foot 23 46—69

McFarland 31 36—67

3-point goals—BF 4 (Bennett 3, Foster), M 8 (Pavelec 4, Werwinski, Larson, Vogel, Hanson). Free throws missed—BF 9, M 5. Total ofuls—BF 13, M 20. Fouled out—Gillingham, Nichols.

  • Turner 69, Whitewater 34—Danny Burrows scored 17 points to help the visiting Trojans remain in second place in the Rock Valley.

Jordan Majeed added 10 points for Turner (12-3, 11-1).

Jake Martin had 19 for the Whippets (7-9, 5-7).

TURNER 69, WHITEWATER 34

Turner (69)—Wash 3-2-9, Strong 3-1-7, Majeed 3-4-10, Draeving 1-0-2, M. Burrows 0-2-2, D. Burrows 5-2-17, Marquardt 1-0-2, Heldt 2-0-4, Carter 2-0-4, Tinder 1-1-3, Luckett 1-0-2, Diehl 1-0-2. Totals: 25-13-69.

Whitewater (34)—Martin 7-5-19, Grosinske 1-0-3, Pease 1-3-5, Aron 0-1-1, Brown 1-0-2, Nickels 1-1-4. Totals: 11-10-34.