Beloit ladies fall to Minneapolis
Beloit ladies traveled to play Minneapolis on Friday and fell to the Lady Lions 41-27. The Trojans are now 2-11 on the season as the Lions up their season to 9-9. Beloit will now travel to Ellsworth tonight for a make-up game before hosting Smith Center on Tuesday as their last regular season game going into Sub-State.
Beloit started off strong on the boards behind senior Reagan Eilert's two triples before Minneapolis took on an 8-0 run for the ending quarter four point lead.
"We got out to a great start and opened the game with great intensity," said Beloit Coach Shauna Remus. "Minneapolis got hot in the second quarter and we weren’t able to capitalize on our offensive possessions. They were able to take a double digit lead into halftime. We came out the third quarter and cut the lead to 6 but were unable to close the gap any further. I thought Tatem and Reagan did a nice job of looking for their shots."
Reagan Eilert opened the game with a triple (11th of the season) for the early 3-0 lead and received the next possession quickly off a Minneapolis turnover. Courtney Forte grabbed the next defensive rebound but another Lions turnover would follow.
Cameron Cleveland scored the first two points at the 5:20 mark for the Minneapolis 3-2 trail and Peyton Remus answered with the regained possession for Beloit but a play would not follow.
Eilert landed her second triple at the 2:31 mark to pull Beloit ahead 6-2 before the Lions landed an inside shot followed by Courtney Forte for the 6-6 tie with 1:46 remaining.
After another Trojan turnover, Cleveland led the Lions to their first lead of the game at 8-6 off the long outside shot. She was sent to the line on the next possession for the added two free shots with just five seconds on the clock as time ran out leaving Minneapolis with the first quarter 10-6 lead.
Minneapolis outscored Beloit 15-5 in the second quarter as both teams exchanged turnovers.
Maggie Shupe opened with the field goal to extend the Lions lead and Smith added a layup off her steal for the 14-6 lead. Shupe was sent to the line for the added two free shots at the 6:21 mark before Remus ended the run off a two pointer to keep Beloit within eight points before Forte landed two for the Lions 18-8 lead.
Madysen Lange landed the next two point shot off a Forte rebound before Tatem Tiejens landed a key triple for the 20- 11 trail.
LeNae Knight exectued a nice steal but the play wasn't there for Beloit as Shupe connected on a triple for the 23-11 lead at the 1:45 mark.
Cooper executed a nice block for Beloit's possession but a play would not transpire. With just seconds on the clock Forte's shot at the buzzer extended the Minneapolis halftime lead 25-11.
Beloit ladies turned the tables and outscored the Lions 10-5 in the third quarter.
Tietjens quickly opened with a triple for the 25-14 Beloit trail and Cooper landed her turnaround inside shot at the 5:48 mark to pull Beloit back within nine points 25-16.
Smith stole for the next Lions possession but Tietjens returned the favor with a steal of her own but a play would not follow. Knight grabbed the next defensive rebound but a turnover plagued Beloit.
Smith landed the layup off her own steal for the first points scored by Minneapolis at the 3:07 mark and the 27-16 lead.
Mylie Brown took her turn from behind the arc for Beloit's 27-19 trail. With just :16 seconds remaining Forte tried for an inside shot and met Cooper's block twice. Remus was sent to the line with :10 seconds on the clock and landed both free shots but Cleveland hit a triple at the buzzer to extend the Minneapolis quarter lead 30- 21.
A low scoring final quarter showed the Lions leading 7-4 for the ending win.
Cleveland opened the fourth quarter the way she ended the third with a key triple for the Lady Lions 33-21 score.
Smith executed another steal and scored the layup and Forte added a bank shot for their 37-21 largest Minneapolis lead at the 4:15 mark.
Brown drew a foul with a drive to the basket and added one free shot for the 37-22 Beloit trail at the 3:39 mark and Eilert landed her third triple of the game for the 37-25 score with 2:38 showing.
Cleveland was sent to the line for the free shot and Cooper answered with the inside two at the 1:33 mark and the 38-27 score. Cleveland and Forte landed the next three points at the charity stripe for the Minneapolis 41-27 lead as the clock ran down for the Lions win.
Reagan Eilert led Beloit with 9 points, 2 assists followed by Porsche Cooper 4 points, 6 rebounds, 5 blocks; Tatem Tietjens 6 points 2 rebounds 2 assists; Mylie Brown 4 points 1 rebound 1 assistPeyton Remus 4 points 3 assists; Addison Emmot 2 rebounds; LeNae Knight 2 rebounds.