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Bucs Close Out Season with Senior Day

February 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

2011-12 Women's Basketball SeniorsBeloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team closed out their 2011-12 season on Saturday afternoon in Flood Arena with an 83-67 loss to Ripon College.  It was Senior Day as five Buccaneers - Faith Jones, Kirstin Acosta, Kandace Fox, MacKenzie Hilliard and Sarah Stariha - played their final game with Beloit.

The game was close through the first seven minutes until RC turned a one-point lead into a 17-point advantage at 30-13 with 6:31 left with a 21-5 run.  But the Buccaneers kept fighting and got back within three late in the half.  Ripon led 38-31 at the break.

Ten unanswered points to open the second half reestablished the 17-point bulge less than five minutes after halftime.  The deficit got as high as 25 points with five left before Beloit closed the game with a 16-7 run for the final score.

Lauren McNanna led the way with 19 points, including 13-13 from the free throw stripe, while Jones added 11.  Acosta added nine points and Fox and Hilliard five each.