Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team won for the third time in four games Tuesday night in Flood Arena, coming from from behind in the fourth quarter for a 49-44 win over Lake Forest College.
The first quarter was a tight struggle, with four ties and a pair of lead changes in the 10-minute period that ended with Lake Forest ahead 12-10 on a basket in the final 10 seconds. The Foresters pushed their advantage as high as six points in the second quarter, the last time midway through the period, before Beloit closed the half with an 11-3 run to grab a 23-20 lead at the break.
The Buccaneers scored six of the first eight points in the third quarter to move in front 29-22, what proved to be their largest lead of the game. LFC responded with a 13-7 run that gave them a 35-34 lead at the 2:08 mark before Shelby Kline's jumper with 1:31 left held up for a 36-35 lead thru three. The Foresters grabbed the lead three minutes into the fourth quarter and pushed it as high as 43-38 with 3:41 left. The Bucs rallied with a 4-1 run to tie the game for the seventh time at 44-all with 2:13 remaining and then continued their run through the end of the contest, holding Lake Forest scoreless through the final two-plus minutes for the win. Jaylan Dunn hit the go-ahead jumper at 1:12 and added a free throw for a three-point spread before Kelsey Horvath closed it out with a layup with 10 seconds left.
Beloit shot 50% (3-6) with 7-10 free throws in the fourth period while holding Lake Forest to 20% shooting (2-10). The Bucs finished the game shooting 37.5% (18-48) and LFC 29.2% (14-48). The Buccaneers also dominated the rebounding 42-28.
Horvath led the way with 13 points followed by Dunn with 12, and a career-high 11 rebounds. Nora Polaski added 11. Melissa McLean had eight and also grabbed 11 rebounds, a career high, while tying her career best with three assists.
The Buccaneers look to keep their momentum going Saturday at Lawrence University in a 2:00 p.m. game.