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Grinnell 3s down Beloit

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Gazette staff
January 6, 2011
— Beloit College lost in a shootout to Grinnell College, 98-93, in Midwest Conference men’s basketball Wednesday.

Beloit held a 23-21 lead early in the first half but trailed the rest of the way.


The Pioneers’ (7-3, 2-3) run- and-gun offense racked up 15 three-point baskets on 43 attempts. The Buccaneers (3-7, 2-3) went 0 for 1 from three-point range.


Grinnell made 27 of 44 free throws to Beloit’s 13 for 18 effort. The Bucs knocked down 40 baskets on 70 attempts, while Grinnell made 28 of 75 shots overall.


Travis Towns, an Edgerton High graduate, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Beloit. David Bremner added 15 points and James Lazarcik chipped in 11 for Beloit.


Griffin Lentsch led Grinnell with 22 points and teammate Matt Skelly added 21 points.


GRINNELL 98, BELOIT 93

Beloit (93)—D. Bremner, 7-12 1-1 15; Kenny, 1-5 0-0 2; Towns, 10-14 5-7 25; Horton, 1-2 0-1 2; Lazarcik, 5-10 1-1 11; Poshepny, 10-14 0-0 20; Francsali, 3-4 0-0 6; Dowden, 0-1 0-0 0; C. Bremner, 0-0 6-8 6; Hackbart, 0-1 0-0 0; Butke, 3-7 0-0 6. Totals: 40-70 13-18 93.


Grinnell (98)—Strek, 1-3 0-0 3; Lentsch, 7-19 5-5 22; Kaitz, 1-3 2-6 4; McDonald, 0-0 2-4 2; Skelly, 5-15 8-12 21; Nitz, 0-1 0-0 0; Maher, 1-3 0-0 2; Pollick, 0-0 0-2 0; Bellamy, 0-0 5-7 5; Chalupa, 6-10 0-0 17; Ney, 2-7 1-2 5; McManamy, 2-2 0-0 4; Levin, 3-12 4-6 13. Totals: 28-75 27-44 98.


Beloit College 51 42—93


Grinnell College 63 35—98


Three-point goals—Beloit 0-1 (Kenny), Grinnell 15-43 (Strek 1-3, Lentsch 3-10, Skelly, 3-10, Chalupa 5-8, Ney 0-4, Levin 3-8). Rebounds—Beloit 54 (Towns 11), Grinnell 36 (Kaitz 5, Knisley 5). Assists—Beloit 24 (Dowden 5), Grinnell 11 (Bellamy 3). Total fouls—Beloit 29, Grinnell 23. Fouled out—D. Bremner.



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