Hot-shooting Bucs charge past Knox

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BELOIT - After battling shooting inconsistency all season, Beloit College's men's basketball team put it all together Saturday afternoon.

A 99-68 rout of Knox College was the result.

The Buccaneers hit 57 percent from 3-point range (13-23) for the game, including 7-of-11 in the first half. Overall, they shot 56 percent from the field (38-68).

With the score tied at 12-12, Beloit went on an 18-8 run to take a 30-20 lead. Knox cut it to seven by the half, 43-36. Tristan Shoup scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the first half and Tyler Perleberg, one of five seniors honored prior to the contest, hit back-to-back treys.

A layup by Matthew Miller and jumper by Darin Empereur pushed the lead back to double figures. Knox cut it to single digits only once more at 47-38. A jumper by Shoup pushed it back to 11 and it stayed in double digits the rest of the game.

Knox (1-22, 0-16 MWC) shot 41 percent from the field (25-61),

Shoup led all scorers with 20 points, hitting 9-of-16 shots. Mason Jones added 16 on 5-of-6 from the floor, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Andrew Walters notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds adding three assists. Dan Babb also entered double figures scoring with 11.

• UP NEXT: The Bucs (7-16, 5-11) will host Grinnell College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• BOXSCORE: Beloit 99, Knox 68.

KNOX (fg-fga ft-fta pts) - Bray 5-12 3-4 14, Windt 4-8 1-2 9, Brooks 2-6 2-2 6, Jolly 3-6 0-0 6, Godbold 1-2 0-0 2, Rayner 4-11 3-4 13, Baitor 4-6 1-1 10, Ruple 1-4 2-2 5, Crump 1-1 1-2 3, Parker 0-2 0-0 0, Tsahageas 0-1 0-0 0, Lysellis 0-1 0-0 0, Pollock 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 25-61 13-18 68.

BELOIT COLLEGE (fg-fga ft-fta pts) - Shoup 9-16 2-4 20, Peleberg 3-4 0-1 9, Miller 3-5 2-2 8, Perim 1-2 0-0 2, Maulick 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 5-6 3-3 16, A. Walters 6-11 1-3 14, Babb 4-7 0-0 11, Olsen 3-6 2-3 8, Empereur 2-4 2-2 7, Becton 1-2 0-0 2, Brown 1-1 0-0 2, M. Walters 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 38-68 10-15 99.

Knox......36 32 - 68

Beloit....43 56 - 99

3-pt. goals - Knox 5-18 (Bray 1-6, Brooks 0-2, Godbold 0-1, Rayner 2-5, Gaitor 1-1, Ruple 1-3), BC 13-23 (Shoup 0-1, Perleberg 3-4, Jones 3-4, A. Walters 1-3, Babb 3-4, Olsen 2-3, Empereur 1-2, M. Walters 0-2.

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