Parker falls hard at hands of Beloit
Parker coach Ryan Masterson was nearly speechless as he joined his team in a hasty departure to the bus.
“I’m not sure what I can say,” Masterson said. “It may be the worst defeat I’ve encountered as the Parker coach. We simply didn’t do anything right.”
The Vikings got off to another slow start and could not recover. The Purple Knights took a 6-0 lead before Parker scored halfway into the first quarter.
Beloit’s Andrea Neal hit an NBA three-pointer at the buzzer to extend the Purple Knight’s lead to 20-8 heading into the second quarter. Cool-shooting Parker managed only eight shots from the floor in the first quarter and connected on three. The Viking shooters went ice cold in the second quarter making only two field goals on 13 attempts.
“We’re a much better team than that, but we didn’t move on offense,” Masterson said. “We didn’t reverse the ball. They got to nearly every loose ball. They were much more active, and we didn’t defend the post.
“Obviously, we have a lot of things to work on.”
Beloit coach Jay Bryant saw a powerful offensive team effort from his Purple Knights. Only two players, Armann Cabrera with 13 and Neal with 12, scored in double figures, but nine players hit the scorebook.
Beloit improved to 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the Big Eight. The Vikings dropped to 1-4 overall and remain winless in conference play at 0-3.
Parker was never in the game. By the half, Beloit had scored more points (35) than the Vikings scored the entire game. Parker scored only three points in the third quarter, all on free throws.
Beloit’s Cabrera led all scorers. Parker’s Erik Albeck scored 10—the only Viking in double figures.
Masterson said he didn’t know what his players could take from the loss.
“Usually you can take something away from every game to work on even in a loss, but I’m not sure right now,” he said. “We’ll review the game and the stats and go from there, but we come right back tomorrow with another conference game.”
Parker travels to Madison East today.
BELOIT 60, PARKER 32
Parker (32)—Somerville, 1-5-7; Albeck, 4-2-10; D. Thompson, 1-1-4; Bohler, 1-3-5; Treinen, 0-1-1; Pullam, 0-2-2; Hauger, 1-0-2; Dubanowich, 0-1-1. Totals: 8-15-32.
Beloit (60)—Davies, 1-0-2; Zibert, 0-4-4; Green, 4-0-8; Cabrera, 6-1-13; Neal, 5-0-12; Beleon, 4-0-8; Edwards, 4-1-9; Berry, 0-2-2; Thisolm, 1-0-2. Totals: 25-8-60.
Parker 8 8 3 13—32
Beloit 20 15 7 18—60
Three-point goals—Parker 1 (D. Thompson), Beloit 2 (Neal). Free throws missed—Parker 12, Beloit 5. Total fouls—Parker 17, Beloit 18. Fouled out—Bohler.
Sophomores—Beloit 65, Parker 37. Parker high scorers—Will Theisen, 10; Noah Seichter, 9.