|January 29, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NSU||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.571 (28-49)||.367 (22-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (2-7)||.231 (6-26)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (24-30)||.933 (14-15)|
Reinschmidt - 6
Becken - 2
Euerle - 2
Reinschmidt - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Northern State University’s inside presence led by the imposing 6-6 Krista Rabenberg proved difficult for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team as they fell 82-64 on Saturday evening at BSU Gymnasium. The Wolves dominated the Beavers inside controlling the boards 40-26. Northern State outshot the Beavers 57.1 to 36.7 percent in the game. The Beavers lose their seventh straight contest as they fall to 5-14 (2-13 NSIC). The Wolves are headed in a different direction in conference play as they win their seventh straight game and improve to 14-5 (11-4 NSIC).
Jodi Reinschmidt paced Northern State offensively with 23 points on six of nine shooting from the field. Reinschmidt was 11 of 12 from the charity stripe for the Wolves. Rabenberg chipped in 18 points but was even more of a force on the defensive end as she prevented the Beavers from being effective inside as she had a four or five inch advantage on the tallest BSU player at any given time. Jenna Higgins and Alison Kusler also scored in double figures with Higgins adding 12 and Kusler tallying 11 points.
Jessie Althoff (So., F/C, Barnum, Minn.) led BSU in scoring with 16 points on six of 16 shooting including 10 in the first half. Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.) added a season-high tying 15 points on five of seven shooting from the field. Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) and Shannon Thompson (So., G, Rosemount, Minn.) also scored in double figures with Hebrink adding 11 and Thompson notching 12. Thompson had an impact on the defensive end with five steals helping lead to her 12 points off the bench. Both teams were strong from the charity stripe as the Beavers missed only one shot from the line. Northern State was 24 of 30 from the line for 80.0 percent.
After being down by as many as 21 with 16:59 left on the clock, Bemidji State got as close as 12 points in the second half following two converted Anna Hebrink three pointers in the span of two minutes of Northern State quickly countered with a 6-0 run to extend the lead to 59-41 with 11:20 remaining and the Wolves would not look back.
Northern State scored the first 10 points in the half before Althoff put the Beavers back into the game with six consecutive points. Lee added two threes to put BSU within four at the 11:18 mark. Althoff’s six points came when 6-6 center Krista Rabenberg went to the bench for the Wolves. The Wolves took advantage of the post as Rabenberg, Higgins and Reinschmidt combined for 24 of 37 first-half points.
Althoff paced the Beaver offense in the opening period with 12 points on four of nine shooting from the floor. Althoff was four of four from the charity stripe in the opening period. Lee added eight points including her two three pointers. The Beavers were outshot 57.1 percent to 34.6 percent in the first half. Northern State won the rebound battle 17 to 14 in the opening period.
Along with Rabenberg, Higgins and Reinschmidt, who each scored eight points, Kusler added 11 points while shooting five of six from the field.
Bemidji State has not picked up a victory since their upset win over No. 21 Augustana College on Jan. 8. The Beavers will look to get back on track next Saturday as they welcome the University of Minnesota Duluth to BSU Gymnasium for a 2 p.m. tip.