BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University’s Morgan Lee (G, Sr., Hayward, Wis.) and Maxie Rosenbloom (F, Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week, after recording outstanding athletic performances between Dec. 1-7.
Lee recorded a career-high 33 points in a 99-82 home victory versus St. Cloud State University (picked to finish first in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North in preseason coaches' poll) Friday, as she went 10-for-17 (58.8%) from the field, 4-for-6 (66.7%) from 3-point land and 9-of-11 (81.8%) from the charity stripe. She also added six rebounds, a game-high five assists, a team-best three steals and one block in 30 minutes of play. She totaled 12 points on an efficient 5-of-7 (71.4%) shooting from the field in a 70-63 loss to University of Minnesota Duluth (picked second in the NSIC North) Saturday. In a 1-1 NSIC home weekend, Lee averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game, while she shot 62.5 percent from the field, 71.4 percent from 3-point land and 76.9 percent from the free throw line.
This week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week selection marks the second of the season and third of Lee’s career, while it stands as the third of 2013-14 for a member of the BSU women’s basketball team. Lee earned the honor Nov. 20, while Kate Warmack (C, Sr., East Grand Forks, Minn.), was selected by the organization Dec. 6.
Rosenbloom recorded the first 20-point, 20-rebound performance in program history Friday in a 70-65 victory against St. Cloud State (receiving votes nationally), as he totaled a career-high 21 points and added a program record 24 rebounds. He shot 6-for-10 (60%) from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point land and was 8-for-11 (72.7%) from the free throw line. He also added two blocks and a steal. The senior had 13 points and 15 rebounds at halftime versus the Huskies. Rosenbloom followed his third double-double of the season with his fourth Saturday in a 90-79 victory against University of Minnesota Duluth with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
On the weekend, Rosenbloom averaged 18 points and 17.5 rebounds per game, shot 66.7 percent from the field, made his only 3-point attempt and went 19-for-25 (76%) from the free throw line. He added three blocks, two steals and two assists, while only turning the ball over four times in 32.5 minutes per game.
For his efforts, Rosenbloom was named NSIC Player of the Week. His 11.4 rebounds per game this season ranks first in the NSIC this season, while his 64.3 field goal percentage is second. He owns 13.1 points per game to rank tied for 17th in the league.
This week’s honor marks the first of Rosenbloom’s career, while it stands as the second in 2013-14 for the BSU men’s basketball team. Senior forward Zach Noreen (Avon, Minn.) was honored by Beaver Pride Nov. 27.
The Bemidji State men’s basketball team (6-1; 3-0 NSIC, 3-0 NSIC North) hits the road to pit its 3-0 NSIC record against Minnesota State University Moorhead (7-0; 3-0 NSIC, 3-0 NSIC North) and Northern State University (7-2; 2-1 NSIC, 2-1 NSIC North) Dec. 13-14. Friday’s contest against MSUM is set for an 8 p.m. start, while the tip for Saturday is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team (5-2; 1-2 NSIC, 1-2 NSIC North) heads to Minnesota State University Moorhead (4-3; 0-3 NSIC, 0-3 NSIC North) and Northern State University (5-2; 1-2 NSIC, 1-2 NSIC North) for a pair of NSIC games Dec. 13-14. Friday’s contest is set for 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game is scheduled for 5 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).