Belolit, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team didn't play a perfect game, but it was one of their most complete as they snapped a two-game losing streak with a 66-54 win over Illinois College in Flood Arena Wednesday night.
A 14-4 run from 15:11 to 8:23 in the first half gave the Buccaneers a 20-11 lead and the Blueboys never got closer than four points the rest of the way. They led 35-27 at halftime. Beloit shot 54.2% (13-24) in the opening 20 minutes and hit 8-10 free throws.
A 15-7 run out of the lockerroom pushed the Buccaneers' advantage to 50-34 at the 13:32 mark of the second half. Beloit improved on their good first-half shooting by hitting 64.7% (11-17) in the second 20 minutes. IC never got closer than 10 points after the Bucs' run.
Beloit shot 58.5% for the game (24-41) and won the rebound battle 34-23 while holding IC to 37.5% (18-48).
Mike Gulve led the way with 14 points, including 6-7 free throws, while Andrew Bremner had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tristan Shoup added 11 points. Sam Noyce scored eight points while Carlton Henning grabbed seven rebounds.
The Bucs look to keep the momentum rolling through the final week of the season, starting Saturday at Knox College. Action begins at 3:00 p.m.