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Beloit splits with Ripon, women win

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Gazette staff
January 27, 2011
— Beloit College lost 86-71 to visiting Ripon College in Midwest Conference men’s basketball at Flood Arena on Wednesday.

The Buccaneers (6-10, 5-6 MWC) held their last lead, 29-28, with 4 minutes, 46 seconds remaining in the first half. The Red Hawks closed the half with a 13-5 run and held lead for good, 41-34, at the half.


Patrick Kenny scored 17 points for Bucs’ scoring honors while teammate James Lazarcik added 13 points. Aris Wurtz scored a game-high 27 points for Ripon (10-6, 8-3).


RIPON 86, BELOIT COLLEGE 71

Ripon (86)—Koth, 4-7 4-4 12; Gillespie, 7-14 4-7 18; Wurtz, 8-14 10-11 27; Schaalma, 2-4 2-2 6; Popp, 3-3 0-0 9; Brooks, 0-0 2-4 2; handeland, 0-1 0-0 0; Meulemans, 2-2 0-0 4; Tomsheck, 3-4 2-3 8. Totals: 29-49 24-31 86.


Beloit (71)—Bremner, 3-11 0-0 6; Kenny, 5-10 6-6 17; Towns, 3-6 2-4 8; Horton, 3-10 2-3 9; Lazarcik, 3-5 7-8 13; Poshepny, 3-8 0-0 8; Dowden, 2-3 1-1 6; Burke, 1-4 0-0 2; Henricksen, 0-2 2-2 2. Totals: 23-59 20-24 71.


Ripon 41 45—86


Beloit 34 37—71


Three-point goals—Ripon 4-5 (Popp 3-3, Wurtz 1-2), Beloit 5-21 (Poshepny 2-6, Kenny 1-4, Horton 1-5, Dowden 1-2, Towns 0-2, Henricksen 0-2). Fouled out—Bremner. Rebounds—Ripon 31 (Koth 8), Beloit 31 (Bremner 9). Assists—Ripon 18 (Gillespie 11), Beloit (Horton 4). Total fouls—Ripon 22, Beloit 22.


Attendance—250.


Beloit women win

Beloit College held Ripon College to 15 points in the second half en route to a 54-42 victory in Midwest Conference women’s basketball Wednesday.


Ripon made just 6 of 29 (21 percent) field-goal attempts in the second half.


Kandace Fox scored a game-high 15 points for the Buccaneers, while teammate Lauren McNanna added 13 points, making 10 of 12 free throws. Kacie Cullen scored 11 points and Emily Meyer added 10 for Ripon.


The victory lifted Beloit to 4-6 in the Midwest Conference and 6-9 overall. Ripon fell to 4-12 and 4-7.


BELOIT 54, RIPON 42

Ripon (42)—Van Eperen 0-2 0-0 0, Raymond 2-14 0-0 5, Cullen 4-9 2-2 11, Sk. Gonyo 3-7 2-2 8, Meyer 3-9 2-2 10, Hopp 0-1 0-0 0, Si. Gonyo 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-2 4, Griffiths 0-0 2-2 2, Aicher 0-2 2-2 2, Boeke 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 14-53 10-12 42.


Beloit (54)—McNanna 1-5 10-12 13, Acosta 0-2 1-2 1, Stariha 3-4 2-2 8, Moore 3-7 0-2 7, Fox 6-13 1-2 15, Larsen 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 1-2 3, Peterson 0-1 0-0 0, Hilliard 0-2 0-0 0, Sopkowicz 2-4 1-2 5. Totals: 17-43 16-24 54.


Ripon College 27 15—42


Beloit College 24 30—54


Three-point goals—Ripon 3-7 (Raymond 1-3, Cullen 1-2, Meyer 1-2). Beloit 3-8 (Moore 1-2, Fox 2-5, Hilliard 0-1). Free throws missed—Ripon 2, Beloit 8. Rebounds—Ripon 18 (Meyer 5). Beloit 13 (Fox 3, Sopkowicz 3). Assists—Ripon 6 (Gonyo 2, Johnson 2). Beloit 7 (McNanna, Acosta, Stariha, Moore, Larsen, Jones, Sopkowicz, 1 each). Total fouls—Ripon 7, Beloit 8.



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