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Bucs Drop Pair of MWC Road Games

December 3, 2016

Monmouth, IL -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team saw their comeback fall flat at Monmouth College on Saturday afternoon in a 79-64 loss, that after dropping a typically frenetic 122-110 game at Grinnell College on Friday night.

Saturday, Monmouth closed the first half on a 10-4 run that made a six-point game into a 42-30 game at the break.  The deficit grew to 15 early in the second half until the Buccaneers pulled back within five after an extended 23-13 run.  But the Fighting Scots responded with a 14-2 run that effectively decided the contest with three minutes remaining.

Beloit finished at 45% (23-51) from the field for the game, 44% (11-25) in the second half, while MC ended at 52% (28-54) for the game, 54% (14-26) in the second half.

Cody Risseeuw was the lone Buccaneer in double figures with 28 points, also dishing out four assists.  Tristan Shoup added nine points along with a team-high eight rebounds.

In Grinnell Friday night, the Buccaneers trailed 63-62 at the half after shooting 58.7% (27-46).  The game stayed close until the final four minutes, when the Pioneers went on an 8-0 run to push their lead into double figures with 3:09 remaining.

The Bucs finished shooting 54.9% (45-82) for the game while GC was at 47.7% (42-88), including making 17-52 three-pointers.

Risseeuw and Shoup led the way with career-highs, both scoring 28, with Shoup hitting 12-15 shots.  Risseeuw also had 10 assists while Shoup grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.  Andrew Bremner stuffed the scoresheet with 21 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals, making 10-13 shots.

Beloit returns to Flood Arena on Wednesday night when they host Ripon College at 7:30 p.m., the first of four straight home games over the next month.