Andy Horton closed his Beloit College basketball career with a big night, but it wasn’t enough to save the Bucs.

Despite 30 points from Horton, an Orfordville Parkview graduate, the Beloit men’s team dropped a 92-68 decision to Lawrence in a Midwest Conference season finale for the Bucs Wednesday night at Appleton.

The game was close through most of the first half, including the Bucs (4-19, 2-14) holding a 19-15 lead.

Beloit trailed 30-29 with 5:22 left in the half before the Vikings (12-3, 16-6) took control with an 18-4 run for an 48-33 halftime lead.

The Bucs were within 51-35 a minute into the second half before Lawrence put together a 15-4 surge in the next five minutes that made it 66-39. Beloit got no closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Michael Horton backed up Andy Horton with 13 points for Beloit, and Edgerton graduate Travis Towns added 10.

LAWRENCE 92, BELOIT 68

Beloit (68)—Carrier 3-6 1-2 7, Kenny 3-6 0-0 6, Towns 2-5 6-10 10, M. Horton 5-8 0-0 13. A. Horton 14-20 0-2 30, McDonald 0-1 0-0 0, Lovgren 1-2 0-0 2, Crivello 0-5 0-0 0, Ewing 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 28-56 7-14 68.

Lawrence (92)—Kadison 6-12 1-2 16, Page 5-10 3-3 13, Apelgren 6-9 3-3 16, Kroeger 7-10 0-0 14, Harry 0-1 0-0 0, Crisman 1-2 0-1 2, Lee 3-4 0-0 9, Mays 0-1 0-0 0, Cullitan 1-2 0-0 3, DeMatthew 1-2 0-0 3, Dekker 4-5 1-2 10, Bremner 0-0 2-2 2, Borresen 2-2 0-0 4. Totals: 36-60 10-13 92.

Beloit College 33 35—68

Lawrence University 48 44—92

Three-point goals—Beloit 5-17 (Kenny 0-2, Towns 0-2, M. Horton 3-4, A. Horton 2-5, Crivello 0-2, Ewing 0-2). Lawrence 10-25 (Kadison 3-8, Page 0-2, Apelgren 1-3, Kroeger, 0-2, Crisman 0-1, Lee 3-4, Cullitan 1-1, DeMatthew 1-2, Dekker 1-2, Bremner, 2-2). Total fouls—Beloit 16, Appleton 20. Fouled out—Kenny.

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