|January 28, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|University of Mary||43||26||69|
|Stats at a Glance||MARYWBB||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.349 (22-63)||.306 (19-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.435 (10-23)||.250 (7-28)|
|FT Percentage||.652 (15-23)||.636 (7-11)|
Warmack - 7
Foster - 3
McKay - 3
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Strong outside shooting and offensive rebounds from the University of Mary spelled trouble for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball as they fell 69-52 on Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers had a streak of strong outside shots in the first half but were unable to carry over their shooting to the second half as they struggled to hit shots in the final period. BSU falls to 5-13 (2-12 NSIC). The Marauders improve to 10-8 (7-7 NSIC).
McKenzie Foster paced the Marauders with 22 points connecting on six of 12 from the field including five from beyond the arc. Foster came into the game as a 47.7 percent shooter from beyond the arc and showed why on Friday. U-Mary was 10 of 23 from three point land for 43.5 percent on the night. Kayla Schmidt added 14 points including four three pointers. Shaunna Knife rounded out the double-figure scorers for U-Mary with a double-double of 13 points and 12 boards. The Marauders outshot the Beavers 34.9 percent to 30.6 percent from the field. U-Mary outrebounded Bemidji State 51-36 including 19 offensive rebounds. Both teams struggled to maintain ball control as U-Mary had 21 turnovers and Bemidji State had 19.
BSU was paced by freshman Kate Warmack’s (Fr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) career-high 10 points and seven rebounds. Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) added eight points and seven boards. Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.) and Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) chipped in six points apiece. The Beavers were only seven of 28 from beyond the arc on the night.
After being down 13 at the break, the Beavers cut the lead to seven at the 14:36 mark following a McKay layup as that was as close as they would come as BSU was unable to hit crucial second-half shots while the Marauders were.
U-Mary went into the break with a 43-30 advantage over the Beavers. The Marauders started the first half on a 12-0 run before the Beavers finally got in the scoring column with two consecutive three-pointers by Samantha Baldwin (Jr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) and Lee with Baldwin’s three coming at the 16:07 mark. U-Mary failed to convert on their end of the floor on seven straight possessions due to either missed shots or turnovers aloowing the Beavers to get within three points at 20-17 at the 9:54 mark. BSU took advantage of the scoring drought for the Marauders connecting on four three pointers. Warmack also proved to be crucial during the BSU run with four points. The Marauders used a 12-0 run from the 7:22 mark until the 3:49 mark to extend the lead back out to 14 at 39-25.
The Beavers were led by Warmack with seven points. Warmack surpassed her career high of six with seven points in the first 12 minutes of Friday night’s contest. Fellow freshman Lee added six points. Sydney Epema (Jr., G, Crookston, Minn.) chipped in five points.
The Marauders were paced by Schmidt’s 14 first-half points on five of seven from the field. Schmidt connected on four shots from beyond the arc. Foster and Knife added nine points for U-Mary. Rachel Zillmer had eight points in the opening period. The Marauders outshot the Beavers 41.2 percent to 35.5 percent in the opening half. Both teams were strong outside with U-Mary shooting 43.8 percent on seven threes. Bemidji State shot 35.7 percent including five threes. The Marauders outrebounded the Beavers 25-18 including 11 offensive rebounds.
The Beavers have lost their seventh straight following their upset of No. 21 Augustana College. Bemidji State will look to snap the losing streak on Saturday as they welcome the Northern State Wolves to BSU Gymnasium for a 4 p.m. tip.