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McNanna's Career-High, Explosion Out of Haltime Lead Buccaneers to Season-Opening Win

November 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team got their 2012-13 season off on the right foot Thursday night in Flood Arena with a 78-66 win over stateline foe Rockford College.

Lauren McNanna's career-high 28 points fueled the win for Beloit.  She added four assists, five steals and six rebounds.  Kandace Fox added 11 points for the Bucs.  Jenna Larsen had a career-best 14 rebounds to go with her eight points and six assists and Maddie Sychta added a career-high ten rebounds.  Claire Bush had nine points.

The Regents broke up a tight game in the first half when they moved up 31-22 with 4:19 left before the break.  But the Buccaneers closed the half on a 9-0 run to tie it at 31-all.  After Rockford grabbed a 35-33 lead less than two minutes into the second half Beloit went on a 16-5 run to take control.  RC pulled back within one at 57-56 with 7:30 left but the Bucs again pushed away, going on a 19-5 run over the next six minutes to seal it.

Beloit shot 57.1% in the second half after shooting 33.3 in the opening 20 minutes.

The Buccaneers now have a day before hosting Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon in Flood.  Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m.