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St. Norbert Tickles Twine Again to Top Beloit

From Sports Information Director, January 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College had another hot night shooting from the floor, canning nearly 66 percent of its shots, to top Beloit College 73-53 in a Midwest Conference game at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (12-1, 8-0), ranked No. 19 in the D3hoops.com Top 25, won for the 32nd consecutive time against a MWC opponent. St. Norbert shot 65.9 percent from the floor, making 29 of 44 field-goal attempts. It was the second consecutive game St. Norbert shot over 65 percent from the floor, and it is tied for the third-highest shooting percentage in a game for the Green Knights against a non-Grinnell opponent.

St. Norbert started the game 3-for-7 from the floor to sit at a 6-6 tie 6 minutes into the game. The Green Knights then proceeded to make 18 of its next 21 field goals going into the second half to pull away.

The Green Knights went on a 12-1 run over a 2:40 stretch to take an 18-7 lead. Andrew Schwoerer canned a jumper followed by a pair of Bryan Dalton free throws. Terrence Garner had a layup, with Mitch Winter canning a 3-pointer on the next possession. Austin Elliott finished off the spurt with a conventional three-point play.

Beloit went on a 6-0 run to get to within 18-13, but St. Norbert answered with a 9-2 run to go put 27-15, and never led by less than 10 points the rest of the game. Garner's 3-pointer late in the first half St. Norbert into intermission with a 39-19 lead.

St. Norbert opened the first 5:52 of the second half on a 12-4 run to take a 51-23 lead on a Steven Hofacker jumper, and that effectively decided the issue.

Schwoerer finished with 17 points, while Garner added 13 and Dalton 12. Elliott totaled nine points, nine assists and five rebounds. The Green Knights outrebounded the Buccaneers 31-22.

Noah Forrey came off the bench to post 16 points to lead Beloit, while Steve McAfee added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Buccaneers shot 37.3 percent (19-for-51) from the floor.