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Grinnell lights up the scoreboard against Beloit

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Gazette Staff
January 6, 2012

The Beloit College men’s basketball team kept it close for 10 minutes Thursday night against the high-scoring Pioneers of Grinnell College but ran out of gas in the second half.


Griffin Lentsch scored 28 points to lead five players in double figures as unbeaten Grinnell pulled away for a 117-107 Midwest Conference win. Grinnell’s 117 points was two below the Pioneers’ season average of 119.


Beloit (2-7, 1-4), which had three players score more than 20 points, led 39-32 with 8:09 left in the first half but was outscored 36-16 as Grinnell (9-0, 5-0) built a 13-point halftime lead.


James Lazarcik had 25 points to lead the Buccaneers, while Delavan-Darien High graduate Tyler Butke added 21.


GRINNELL 117, BELOIT COLLEGE 107

Grinnell (117)—Strek, 1-0-2; Rogers, 1-0-2; Maher, 4-3-12; Lentsch, 9-6-28; Adams, 0-4-4; Nitz, 4-7-16; Valdez, 3-1-7; Yeager, 1-1-4; Bellamy, 3-1-8; Chalupa, 3-3-12; McManamy, 2-0-4; Ney, 5-0-14; Zachary, 0-2-2; Paredes, 0-2-2. Totals: 36-30-117.


Beloit College (107)—D. Bremner, 10-3-23; C. Bremner, 1-0-3; Horton, 2-5-9; Lazarcik, 12-1-25; Poshepny, 2-1-6; King, 1-0-2; Towns, 7-4-18; Butke, 9-3-21. Totals: 44-17-107.


Grinnell 68 49—117


Beloit 55 52—107


Three-point goals—Grinnell 15 (Lentsch 4, Ney 4, Chalupa 3, Nitz, Yeager, Maher, Bellamy), Beloit 2 (C. Bremner, Poshpny). Free throws missed—Grinnell 16, Beloit 6. Total fouls—Grinnell 26, Beloit 32.


-- Grinnell 59, Beloit 47—Rebecca DeGroot scored 21 points to lead the Pioneers to the Midwest Conference win.


Beloit (3-7, 0-5), which trailed by nine at half, got eight points from Faith Jones.


GRINNELL 59, BELOIT 47

Grinnell (59)—Alabi, 2-2-6; Jeannin, 2-2-8; Briggs, 3-2-8; DeGroot, 8-2-21; Huey, 2-4-8; Jaeger, 2-2-6; Burnett, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-14-59.


Beloit (47)—McNanna, 1-5-7; Jones, 1-6-8; Acosta, 2-0-4; Stariha, 3-0-6; Fox, 1-0-2; Streb, 1-0-2; Bush, 3-1-7; Hilliard, 2-0-5; Sychta, 2-0-4; Kruckman, 1-0-2. Totals: 17-12-47.


Grinnell College 30 29—59


Beloit College 21 26—47


Three-point goals—Grinnell 5 (DeGroot 3, Jeannin 2), Beloit 1 (Hilliard). Rebounds—Grinnell 40 (Briggs 10), Beloit 36 (Fox 6). Free throws missed—Grinnell 9, Beloit 2. Total fouls—Grinnell 14, Beloit 21.


Attendance—100.



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