Decisive Run Lifts No. 25 St. Norbert Over Beloit

From Sports Information Director, November 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - A 19-0 run bridging both halves led St. Norbert College to a 71-44 win over Beloit College in a Midwest Conference opener for both teams on Connie Tilley Court at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (4-0, 1-0 MWC) trailed 30-25 with 2:27 left before halftime before going on a 10-0 run to snatch a 35-30 lead at the break. Morgan Heim and Heidi Van Sistine had four points each during the run, while Kyra VandenHeuvel added a pair of free throws.

St. Norbert, ranked No. 25 in the D3hoops.com Top 25, then opened the second half on a 9-0 run, taking a 44-30 lead with 15:48 left on an Amy Wieting hoop. The Buccaneers wouldn't break the ice in the second half until Lauren McNanna canned a 3-pointer with 13:36 to go, but the visitors would get no closer.

Thirteen different players cracked the scoring column for the Green Knights. Krista Hawkinson scored 20 points to be the only St. Norbert player in double figures. Wieting added eight points and seven rebounds, while Van Sistine had eight points and four rebounds. Tasha Giese finished with six points and eight rebounds. St. Norbert shot 41.0 percent (25-for-61 from the floor).

Beloit (1-3, 0-1) was led by McNanna's 15 points, while Kandace Fox added 12 points. The Buccaneers shot 31.9 percent (15-for-47) from the floor after opening the game 8-for-10 from the field. Beloit made just 4 of 25 (16.0 percent) of its shots in the second half.