|December 07, 2010||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CSSWBK||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.200 (9-45)||.410 (32-78)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.208 (5-24)|
|FT Percentage||.538 (7-13)||.700 (14-20)|
Baldwin - 4
Taylor Fellbaum - 2
Lindsey Kingsbury - 1
Laura Amys - 1
Taylor Tyllia - 1
Taylor Fellbaum - 1
The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team put away the College of St. Scholastica in decisive fashion 83-31 on Tuesday night at BSU Gymnasium. The victory evens up BSU’s record at 3-3 (0-2 NSIC). St. Scholastica falls to 1-5 with the loss. The margin of victory for the Beavers marks the first time BSU has defeated an opponent by more than 50 since upending the University of Minnesota Morris by 58 points on Feb. 22, 2003. The 31 points by St. Scholastica marks the lowest scoring output for a BSU opponent in a Beaver victory since giving up 35 points to St. Catharine’s during the 1984-85 season.
Samantha Baldwin (Jr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) led Bemidji State with a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. The 13 rebounds serve as a new career high for the 5-7 guard. Jessie Althoff (So., F/C, Becker, Minn.) led all BSU scorers with 12 points. (Fr., G/F, Winsted, Minn.) Ellie Wessling added 10 points. Althoff added five boards on the night. BSU shot 41 percent to St. Scholastica’s 20 percent. Melissa Borstner (Fr., G, East Bethel, Minn.) added nine points on the night. Sydney Epema (Jr., G, Crookston, Minn.) and Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) each added eight points. Baldwin and Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) each had four assists on the night. Kate Warmack (Fr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) added 11 boards. The Beavers outrebounded CSS 55 to 36.
The Saints were led by Kayla Heisler’s nine points. Taylor Fellbaum added six points. Lindsey Kingsbury and Kelly Cinquegrani led CSS on the boards with five apiece. Bemidji State forced 33 Saint turnovers on the night.
The Bemidji State Beavers went into half with a 43-20 lead over the St. Scholastica Saints. BSU shot 41.5 percent from the field compared to the Saints’ 26.1 percent. Althoff led BSU with eight points on three-of-six shooting from the field. Epema had eight points including two from beyond the arc. Althoff added four boards in the first half. Borstner added seven points while Baldwin had five points and seven rebounds for BSU in the opening half. BSU forced 16 St. Scholastica turnovers in the first half.
St. Scholastica was paced in the first half by Heisler’s six points. Savanna Treichel added five points and four rebounds. Cinquegrani had four points and four rebounds. The Saints were outrebounded by the Beavers 25 to 22 in the first half.
Bemidji State improves to 24-2 all-time against the Saints. The Beavers finish nonconference play with a 3-1 mark with their only loss coming to California University (Pa.), ranked No. 19 at the time of the defeat. BSU will return to action on Friday and Satuday with NSIC tilts against Winona State University and Upper Iowa University.