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Beloit women rally for win in season finale

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Gazette Staff
February 18, 2010

The Beloit Buccaneers fought off visiting Lawrence University’s bid for its first Midwest Conference women’s basketball victory Wednesday night.


Trailing 59-56, the Bucs went on a 7-0 run in the last 72 seconds to post a 63-59 victory in their season finale.


Diana Sopkowicz’s lay-up with 41 seconds remaining gave Beloit the lead for good, 60-59. Sopkowicz scored five of her 13 points during the winning run.


The Bucs trailed 34-26 at the half.


Faith Jones scored 16 points, Amy Moore added 11 and Mary Parker chipped in 10 points for Beloit.


Beloit finished 8-8 in the league and 10-13 overall. Lawrence falls to 0-15 and 3-19 overall.


BELOIT 63, LAWRENCE 59

Lawrence (59)—Nimmer, 2-5 0-0 5; Aerts, 4-7 5-6 14; Kaye, 1-2 0-0 2; Van Es, 7-10 0-0 14; Chadwick, 1-5 0-0 2; Walker, 3-7 0-0 6; Condon, 6-7 4-4 16. Totals: 24-43 9-10 59.


Beloit (63)—Jones, 6-15 3-4 16; Stariha, 3-5 2-2 8; Moore, 3-15 4-6 12; Parker, 4-10 2-3 10; Hilliard, 1-6 0-0 2; Peterson, 0-0 1-2 1; Acosta, 0-1 1-2 1; Sopkowicz, 3-6 7-7 13. Totals: 20-58 20-26 63.


Lawrence 34 25—59


Beloit 26 37—63


Three-point goals—Lawrence 2-3 (Nimmer 1-1, Aerts, 1-2), Beloit 3-13 (Jones 1-1, Moore 2-9, Hilliard 0-3). Rebounds—Lawrence 29 (Van Es 8), Beloit 32 (Moore 9). Assists—Lawrence 14 (Aerts 5), Beloit 12 (Moore 4). Total fouls—Lawrence 21, Beloit 12.



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