|November 19, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MAY||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.232 (13-56)||.467 (35-75)|
|3P FG Percentage||.171 (6-35)||.452 (14-31)|
|FT Percentage||.655 (19-29)||.696 (16-23)|
Holmstrom - 6
Groen - 2
Holmstrom - 2
Ericson - 2
Tauer - 1
Holmstrom - 1
Montag - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Behind a program-record 14 3-pointers, the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team rolled to a 100-51 victory against Mayville State University at the BSU Gymnasium Saturday. Sophomore post player Kate Warmack had a career-high 26 points and recorded her first-career double-double, as she added 10 rebounds.
The Beavers (2-0) attempted 31 3-pointers to tie a program record. The 14 buckets made behind the arc broke the previous school mark of 13, set against North Dakota State. BSU ended up 45.2 percent from 3-point land and 46.7 percent from the field. The last time the Beavers went over 100 points was almost two years ago to the date as it downed Martin Luther 108-63 Nov. 20, 2009.
Sophomore guard Morgan Lee (Hayward, Wis.) set a career-high in points with 22. She shot the ball 15 times and made seven, establishing career-highs in both categories. Also setting new career marks was senior Samantha Baldwin (G, St. Thomas, N.D.), as she went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc to post 19 points, all career-highs. No other BSU player was in double-figures, but 11 different Beavers scored in the game. Junior guard Shannon Thompson (Rosemount, Minn.) had nine assists to tie her career-high she set in the first game of the season against Lakehead University (Ontario) Nov. 3.
Freshman guard Jessi Corrick (Grand Rapids, Minn.) had nine rebounds to help pace the Beavers to a 56-35 rebounding advantage. BSU had 20 offensive rebounds that turned into 24 second chance points. The Beavers scored 38 points in the paint, while allowing just eight.
Both teams started the game shooting well from all over the floor and after four minutes of play the Comets were leading 10-9. The Beavers then rattled off a 9-0 run to hold an 18-10 lead. Mayville State battled back and cut the deficit to one point on a 9-2 run, as the scoreboard read 20-19 with 9:28 showing in the first half.
After the spirt by the Comets the Beavers found a groove and pushed the game to a 16 point advantage (37-21) by going on a 17-2 run over 3:42 of game time. BSU closed the first half with a 21 point lead at 49-28 after Lee hit a deep three with two seconds left on the clock. The Beavers went 11-for-14 from the free throw line in the first half, while the Comets were 4-for-6 from the charity stripe.
It was all Bemidji State in the second half as the lead grew to 40 for the first time at 80-40 with 8:36 remaining in regulation. Thirteen different Beavers saw the floor in the game and played at least four minutes. It marks the third time BSU has scored more than 100 points under head coach Mike Curfman (seventh sesaon). The team lost 112-108 to Upper Iowa early in the 2008-09 season.
The Beavers will take the confidence gained by starting 2-0 to the Fort Lauderdale Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. BSU plays Nova Southeastern Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. and Palm Beach Atlantic Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. Both games times are listed as central.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).