JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell 81-68 in an exhibition contest at Jamestown College Thursday. Sophomore Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, N.D.) led BSU with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.
Both teams started slow as Jamestown took a 2-0 lead on its second possession, then both teams failed to find a rhythm and the score remained 2-0 three minutes into the contest. The score went to 10-0 in favor of the home team before BSU got on the board with a bucket from Warmack about six minutes into the game. The Jimmies stretched the lead to 17-8 10 minutes into the half and never looked back as it held a 44-19 first half lead.
The Beavers did win the second half 49-37, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the first half deficit. Freshman Jessi Corrick (G, Grand Rapids, Minn.) posted the only other double-digit point night for BSU with 11 points. BSU was led in rebounds and assists by junior Shannon Thompson (G, Rosemount, Minn.) who totaled five rebounds and four assists. She added seven points.
The Beavers officially open the regular season and their home portion of the schedule Nov. 3 with a contest against Lakehead University (Ontario) at 7:30 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).