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First Half Run Pushes Buccaneers to MWC Loss at Monmouth

December 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Buccaneer Women's BasketballMonmouth, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team saw a close game slip away in the first half in a 78-53 loss at Monmouth College on Saturday afternoon.

The opening half was tight for the first nine minutes before Monmouth turned a one-point lead into a 10-point spread over an eight-minute span.  MC led 36-30 at the break.

Beloit still trailed by just six at 47-41 at the 12:39 mark of the second half but the Fighting Scots out-scored the Bucs 12-3 in five minutes to push their advantage to 59-44 with 7:28 remaining.  The Buccaneers got back as close as 10 with 4:19 left on a Lana Wieseman jumper, but that would be their final score of the contest as Monmouth scored the final 15 points of the game.

Nora Polaski had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Wieseman also had 11.  Lauren McNanna finished with nine.

Beloit stays on the road for another Midwest Conference game, playing at Lake Forest College on Tuesday night.  Action begins at 7:30 p.m.