February 11, 20111st2ndFinal
Bemidji State362763
Minnesota, Crookston453984
Stats at a GlanceBSUWBBUMC
FG Percentage.361 (22-61) .500 (30-60)
3P FG Percentage.313 (5-16) .381 (8-21)
FT Percentage.667 (14-21) .889 (16-18)
Offensive Rebounds1310
Defensive Rebounds2230
Total Rebounds3540
Turnovers1619
Steals810
Bench Points1021
LeadersBSUWBBUMC
PointsHebrink - 17
Zelinsky - 23
ReboundsHebrink - 7
Tyson - 7
AssistsBorstner - 4
Hicks - 3
Zabel - 3
StealsHebrink - 3
Hicks - 2
Jaroszewski - 2
Zelinsky - 2
BlocksBorstner - 1
Warmack - 1
Hebrink - 1
Zabel - 1
Eul - 1
Zelinsky - 1
After strong first half Beavers fall to Minnesota, Crookston 84-63
Friday, February 11, 2011
After strong first half Beavers fall to Minnesota, Crookston 84-63
CROOKSTON, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell 84-63 to the University of Minnesota, Crookston in a game that was decided during the last two minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half. The Golden Eagles outscored the Beavers 18-3 during the stretch after being down only three with under two minutes remaining in the first half. The loss extends BSU’s losing streak to nine games. The loss also extends BSU’s road losing streak to 13 games dating back to Jan. 29, 2010. The Beavers fall to 5-16 (2-15 NSIC). Minnesota, Crookston improves to 11-10 (8-9 NSIC) and extend a three-game win streak as they fight for a spot in the NSIC tournament.

Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) led the Beavers with 17 points on five of 14 shooting from the floor. Hebrink finished the game four of 10 from beyond the arc after starting out three of four to open the first half. She also paced the Beavers on the glass with seven boards. Kate Warmack (Fr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) posted a new career high with 12 points. Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) also tallied double figures with 10 points. The Beavers were outshot 50 to 36.1 percent on the night. The Beavers were five of 16 from beyond the arc.

Jamie Zelinksy led the Golden Eaglers with 23 points on eight of 13 shooting from the floor. Bri Zabel added 13 points including three from three point land. Brittani Wiese contributed 10 points including several crucial traditional three-point plays. Laurie Tyson had nine points and seven boards for Minnesota, Crookston. The Golden Eagles were eight of 21 for 38.1 percent from beyond the arc. They outrebounded the Beavers 40-35.

In a first half that was very contrasting to the first time BSU and UMC met in Bemidji in early December, the Beavers went into half down 45-36. Friday’s contest started with a back and forth pace with the team’s exchanging the lead five times. The Golden Eagles closed the first half on a 6-0 run including a converted layup by Annessa Hicks with five seconds remaining. In the first meeting between the two universities the Beavers didn’t get on the scoreboard until the 12:47 mark after being down 19-0. BSU was at a 51-16 deficit at the conclusion of the first half in Bemidji.

Bemidji State was led by the hot hand of Hebrink who drained three of five from beyond the arc for 11 points. Fellow senior McKay added seven points for the Beavers while freshmen Warmack and Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.) each added six points. BSU was outshot by UMC in the first half 50 to 48 percent. The Beavers were four of six from three point land for 66.7 percent. UMC outrebounded the Beavers 17 to 14 in the first half. McKay led BSU on the boards in the first half with four.

The Golden Eagles were paced by Zelinksy’s 15 first-half points on five of seven shooting from the floor. Zabel added 13 points on three of four shooting from beyond the arc. Tyson led UMC with five boards in the first half. UMC forced 10 BSU turnovers in the first half and had eight of their own in the first half. The Golden Eagles shot six of 10 from beyond the arc led by Zabel’s three.

The Beavers will look to end their losing streaks on Saturday as they head to Minnesota State University Moorhead for a 6 p.m. tipoff against the Dragons.
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