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Bucs Finish Up Season with Big Win at Cornell

February 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Buccaneer Men's Basketball

Mt. Vernon, IA -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team closed out their 2012-13 season with a 95-76 win at Cornell College on Saturday, erasing a bit of the disappointment of not seeing their season continue.

The win gave the Bucs a 12-11 final record, 10-8 in Midwest Conference play.  The 12 wins are the most for the program since 2001-02 when the team went 13-10.  That '01-02 season was also the last time the squad finished over .500.  The ten wins in MWC play marked the first time since 1992-93 that Beloit finished with that many victories against the league.

Leading by two eight minutes into the opening half the Buccaneers went on an 8-0 run to increase their lead to ten at 24-14 with 8:34 left.  Cornell came back to within 24-20 two minutes later but Beloit closed the half on a 14-4 run to lead 38-24 at the break.

Exploding out of the lockerroom with a 26-7 run the Bucs built a 64-37 lead with 12:08 left.  But the Rams responded with a 30-15 run over the next seven minutes to pull back within 12 points with 5:28 remaining.  But Beloit regained control and finished the game on a modest 14-9 run to add to their lead and keep CC at bay.

The Bucs shot 59.6% for the game, including 72.7% in the second half, while holding Cornell to 45% shooting.

Grant Henricksen, playing his final game for the Bucs, had a career-high 18 points and seven rebounds.  Tyler Butke matched those totals of 18 and seven while James Lazarcik had 18 points and six boards.  Ahmad Shamsid-Deen had ten points and seven assists while Chris Bremner dished out eight assists.