January 15, 20111st2ndFinal
Bemidji State264470
Concordia University, St. Paul424385
Stats at a GlanceBSUWBBCU
FG Percentage.441 (26-59) .492 (30-61)
3P FG Percentage.455 (5-11) .375 (6-16)
FT Percentage.929 (13-14) .655 (19-29)
Offensive Rebounds1217
Defensive Rebounds1921
Total Rebounds3138
Turnovers2014
Steals814
Bench Points1825
LeadersBSUWBBCU
PointsAlthoff - 13
Williams - 20
ReboundsWessling - 9
Williams - 7
TEAM - 7
AssistsHebrink - 3
Wessling - 3
Quoie - 3
StealsHebrink - 2
Quoie - 7
BlocksMcKay - 1
Duncan - 2
Golden Bears too much as BSU falls 85-70
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Golden Bears too much as BSU falls 85-70
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jineen Williams and the athletic play of Concordia University, St. Paul was too much for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team as they fell 85-70 on Saturday afternoon at the Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn. BSU falls to 5-10 (2-9 NSIC). Concordia University improves to 7-8 (6-5 NSIC).

Williams led the Golden Bears with 20 points on seven of 16 shooting and added seven rebounds. Fellow guards Maurika Hickman and Rachel Hansen also added double-figure scoring for Concordia-St. Paul as Hickman tallied 16 points and Hansen added 11. The Golden Bears outshot the Beavers 49.2 percent to 44.1 percent. Concordia also won the battle of the glass 38 to 31.

Jessie Althoff
(So., F/C, Becker, Minn.) paced the Beavers on offense with 13 points. Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) and Samantha Baldwin (Jr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) each added 11. Baldwin was five for seven from the floor for BSU. Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) also tallied double figures with 10. Ellie Wessling (Fr., G/F, Winsted, Minn.) led the Beavers on the boards with nine. BSU committed 20 turnovers to 14 for Concordia-St. Paul

Started second half on a 7-0 run cutting the Concordia-St. Paul lead to nine points after being down 16 at the half but was unable to contain the Golden Bears defensively for the remainder of the half as Concordia got the lead out to as many as 24 at the 9:36 mark.

Concordia-St. Paul went into the half with a 42-26 lead over Bemidji State after out shooting the Beavers 47.1 percent to 36 percent. The Golden Bears were paced by the play of their four starting guards. Hickman led the charge for Concordia with 10 points. Quoie and Williams each added nine in the first half while Hansen chipped in seven points. Concordia-St. Paul outrebounded Bemidji State 19 to 17.

The Beavers were led in the first half by Althoff’s seven points including four of four converted free throws. McKay and Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.) each added six for BSU. Wessling led BSU on the glass with four first-half rebounds. The Beavers had 14 turnovers in the opening period.

BSU was coached by assistants Krissi Super and Pamela Findlay as head coach Mike Curfman came down with flu-like symptoms before Saturday afternoon’s contest.

The Beavers will continue a road stretch next weekend as they head to Minnesota State University and Southwest Minnesota State University. BSU will look to end a 10 game road losing streak against the Mavericks and Mustangs.

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