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Buccaneers Fall to Knox in High-Scoring Contest

January 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Faith Jones

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team came from behind but in the end high-scoring Knox College retook control in a 102-82 loss in Flood Arena on Friday night.

The Prairie Fire jumped out early, pushing their lead to seven points less than five minutes in and ten at 21-11 at the 13:09 mark.  The Bucs could get no closer than five - at 38-33 with four minutes left - and KC led 48-42 at the half.

Beloit shot 51.4% (18-35) in the opening half.

Beloit kept chipping away at the deficit in the second half and took their first lead since three-minutes into the game at 54-53 on a free throw by Claire Bush with 15:21 left.  But a 9-0 run by Knox in the following minute got their lead back up to eight.

The Buccaneers were still within four at 65-59 with just over ten minutes left before the Prairie Fire went on a game-changing 14-3 run over the next five minutes to lead 83-68 with just under six minutes left.  The Bucs never got closer than 12 the rest of the contest.  KC's bigesst lead came with 27 seconds left at 102-80.

Faith Jones tied a career-high with 20 points to lead the Bucs.  Sarah Stariha and Kandace Fox each scored 16 and Lauren McNanna ten.  Fox also grabbed a career-high ten rebounds for a double-double while McNanna grabbed a career-high eight boards.

Beloit turns right around with another Midwest Conference game on Saturday when they host Lake Forest College at 2:00 p.m. in Flood Arena.