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Knox Women's Basketball Takes Down Beloit

The Prairie Fire women's basketball team moved to 6-0 in Midwest Conference with a 67-54 victory over Beloit on Saturday.

Knox jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the first quarter and led 18-12 at the end of the period.

The Buccaneers struck first in the second quarter, but the Prairie Fire took a 35-21 lead into halftime.

Knox led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, but Beloit chipped away at the lead and brought the game to within nine points early in the fourth quarter. The Prairie Fire regained their double digit lead and cruised to victory.

Catessa Duran led Knox with 14 points. She also grabbed four rebounds, picked up four steals, and dished out three assists. SarinaDacio added 13 points and Sophie Elstone tallied 12 points. Kristin Herndon racked up eight points and nine rebounds as well.

"It was nice to be up from the get go this game," said head coach Kira Mowen. "We have a tendency to get down early and then play well down the stretch. Today we played well the entire game and shut down Beloit's late run."

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