Bucs dominate glass in romp over host IC

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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - Beloit College's men's basketball team controlled the glass in posting a 73-54 Midwest Conference victory over host Illinois College Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers held a 35-25 rebounding advantage, leading to a 16-6 advantage in second-chance points.

Beloit (4-9, 2-4) held the lead for over 38 minutes in the game with its largest edge 27 points with just over 5 minutes left to play in the game.

Three Bucs registered 15 or more points, led by 20 from senior Tristan Shoup. Andrew Walters added a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds on an efficient 6-of-9 shooting from the field.

Freshman Michael Polakoski tallied 15 points, hitting 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

The Bucs' bench outscored IC28-9.

• UP NEXT: The Bucs return to Flood Arena to host St. Norbert College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• SATURDAY'S BOXSCORE: BELOIT COLLEGE 73, ILLINOIS COLLEGE 54

BELOIT COLLEGE (fg-fga ft-fta pts) - Shoup 8-13 2-2 20, A. Walters 6-9 2-4 17, Polakoski 5-9 2-3 15, Empereur 4-8 0-0 9, M. Walters 1-3 0-0 3, Jones 2-3 3-4 7, Anderson 0-2 2-2 2, Babb 0-2 0-0 0, Toepfer 0-2 0-0 0, Norman-Klatt 0-1 0-0 0, Gatsis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 26-53 11-15 73.

ILLINOIS COLLEGE (fg-fga ft-fta pts) - Mazrimas 3-9 0-1 8, Enoch 1-5 5-6 7, Adams 1-2 3-6 6, Dian 1-5 2-2 5, Ervin 0-1 0-0 0, Rogers 2-4 1-2 6, Frederking 2-4 0-0 5, Jowett 2-3 0-0 4, Ottensmeier 1-1 2-2 4, Robinson 2-5 0-0 4, Hayer 1-1 0-0 3, Kellogg 1-1 0-0 2, Mehrens 0-1 0-0 0. 17-42 14-19 54.

Beloit College....40 33 - 73

Illinois College...31 23 - 54

3-pt. Goals - BC 10-24 (Shoup 2-4, A. Walters 3-6, Polakoski 3-5, Empereur 1-3, M. Walters 1-1, Jones 0-1, Babb 0-2, Toepfer 0-1, Gatsis 0-1), IC 6-15 (Mazrimas 2-6, Enoch 0-1, Dian 1-3, ROgers 1-2, Frederking 1-1, Hayer 1-1, Mehrens 0-1). Rebounds - BC 35 (A. Walters 11), IC 25 (Rogers 4).

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