MC trips BC women in OT

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BELOIT - Beloit College's women's basketball team fell short of its first victory of the season Saturday, but took unbeaten Monmouth College into overtime before falling 80-70,

The Buccaneers shocked the Scots in the first half by taking a 38-30 lead.

Monmouth tied the game twice in the third quarter before the Bucs took a 54-48 lead into the final quarter.

The Bucs were dealt a huge blow when senior Shelby Kline picked up her fifth foul at the two-minute mark. The Scots followed with a layup to tie the game, 62-62, with 1:41 remaining. Kelly Loudon scored on a layup off a Lauren Glaser pass for a 64-62 lead with 1:23 left, but on the defensive end, Kelly McLean was called for a foul, her fifth and Monmouth knocked down one of the two free throws to make it 64-63.

Glaser drew a foul with :46 left, hitting one of two free throws to make it 65-63. With 13 seconds left, Monmouth's Carley Turnbull scored to tie it at 65-65.

Beloit head coach Gloria Bradley called timeout. Candace Cunningham was called for an offensive foul, her fifth. MC had an open look from long range as the buzzer sounded but the shot fell short.

With just over two minutes remaining, Christy Melton got her fifth foul and the Bucs finished with four players on the court.

Cunningham led the Bucs with 11 points and 14 boards. Kline had a team-high 18 points while Loudon added 15 and Glaser 14.

• FRIDAY's RECAP: Beloit lost another close game at home to Cornell, 59-55.

Cunningham led all Bucs with 20 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. She was 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. Kline had 11 points and five assists.

• UP NEXT: Beloit travels to Ripon as MWC play continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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