Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team got a career game from junior Candace Cunningham along with a big game from senior Jaylan Dunn to lead the Bucs to a 59-53 win over Knox College (15-7, 10-4 MWC) in Flood Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Cunningham led all scorers finishing with a career high 21 points, shooting 5 for 11 from the floor and 11 of 12 from the charity stripe. She led the Bucs on the boards grabbing nine rebounds and defensively came away with three steals. Dunn dropped in 6 shots from the floor shooting 60% and also pulled down 6 boards and had 2 blocked shots.
The Bucs finished with a slight advantage in shooting from the floor with 33.3% while holding Knox College to 30.6% . The Bucs had a solid advantage on the board outrebounding the Prairie Fire 43-32.
This was Beloit’s Play for the Cure game to draw attention to and support breast cancer awareness. Early detection is important to the treatment, recovery and survival of breast cancer. Before the game the Buccaneers honored Christina Bertolini and her journey as a breast cancer survivor. Christina is the mom of 2 sons, Christian and Clark and daughter Candace Cunningham, who is a member of both the women’s basketball and soccer teams. Through her journey, Christina has attended all of Candace’s sporting events. Candace is proud of her mom and says that she is inspired by her mom’s independence, confidence, strength and bravery.
Beloit (4-18, 2-13) will look to extend this winning streak when they travel to Cornell College on Tuesday night in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Action begins at 7:30 p.m.