BEMIDJI, Minn. - Jameston College’s Bridget Schuneman hit a layup with time running out in the second half to tie Jamestown and Bemidji State University 67-67 in an exhibition game that the Jimmies would ultimately win 80-75 in overtime. The second-half layup was the end of a seven point run for the Jamestown in the last two minutes of the second half. Thursday’s exhibition contest between Bemidji State and Jamestown was the first action of the season for the Beavers. Bemidji State falls to 0-1 in exhibition games with one remaining as they will face Division I foe South Dakota State on Thurs., Nov. 4 in Brookings, S.D.
Sophomore Jessie Althoff (So., F, Becker, Minn.) and senior Anna Hebrink (G, Sr., Austin, Minn.) who each tallied 14 points led Bemidji State on the night. All of Althoff’s points came in either the second half or overtime. Freshman Melissa Borstner ( G, East Bethel, Minn.) led the way for the Beaver newcomers with 10 points and five rebounds on the night in 25 minutes. The Beavers played five players that have not appeared in a Bemidji State uniform prior to Thursday night. Senior Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) tallied a near double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. BSU shot 40.3 percent from the field on Thursday night.
The Jimmies’ offense was guided by Schuneman’s double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Carley Jensen added a team-high 14 points. Jamestown College outrebounded BSU 61-50 on the night. Jsensen shot 50 percent from beyond the arc shooting four for eight. The Jimmies shot 33.8 percent from the field.
BSU went into the locker room with a 29-25 lead over Jamestown. McKay paced the Beavers in the first half with eight points and six rebounds. Taylor Davis (Jr., F, Crookston, Minn.) added six points in the first half while Samantha Baldwin (Jr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) and Hebrink each had five points in the first half.
Schuneman led the Jimmies in the opening period with eight points and four rebounds. Kayla Roemmich tallied six points in the first half. Jamestown outscored BSU 13-8 in the overtime period to come away with the victory. The Jimmies went on a 27 to 15 run in the last five minutes of the second half and the five-minute overtime period.
The Bemidji State Beavers will return to action on Nov. 4 against South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits have been to the NCAA Division I tournament in each of the last two seasons.